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Chapter 6 - Application Software

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Software license
An agreement, either included in a software package or displayed on the screen during installation, that specifies the conditions under which a buyer of the program can use it.
Open source software
Software programs whose source code is made available to the public.
Commercial software
Copyrighted software that is developed, usually by a commercial company, for sale to others.
Shareware
Copyrighted software that is distributed on the honor system; consumers should either pay for it or uninstall it after the trial period.
Freeware
Copyrighted software that may be used free of charge.
Public domain software
Software that is not copyrighted and may be used without restriction.
Installed software
Software that must be installed on a computer in order to be used.
Web-based software
Software that is delivered on demand via the Web; also referred to as Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud ware.
Software suite
A collection of software programs bundled together and sold as a single software package.
Microsoft Office
One of the most widely used office software suites.
Keyboard shortcut
A combination of keyboard keys that are pressed in unison to issue a specific software command.
Ribbon
A feature found in recent versions of Microsoft Office that uses tabs to organize groups of related commands.
Editing
Changing the content of a document, such as inserting or deleting words.
Insertion point
An on-screen character that looks like a blinking vertical line; indicates the current location in a document, which is where the next change will be made.
Formatting
Changing the appearance of a document, such as changing the margins or font size.
Word processing
Using a computer and word processing software to create, edit, save, and print written documents, such as letters, contracts, and manuscripts.
Word processing software
Application software used to create, edit, save, and print written documents.
Word wrap
The feature in a word processing program that automatically returns the insertion point to the next line when the end of the screen line is reached.
Spreadsheet
A document containing a group of values and other data organized into rows and columns; also called a worksheet in a spreadsheet program.
Spreadsheet software
Application software used to create spreadsheets, which typically contain a great deal of numbers and mathematical computations organized into rows and columns.
Worksheet
A single spreadsheet document in a spreadsheet program.
Workbook
A collection of worksheets saved in a single spreadsheet file.
Row
In a spreadsheet program, a horizontal group of cells on a worksheet
Column
In a spreadsheet program, a vertical group of cells on a worksheet.
Cell
The location at the intersection of a row and column on a worksheet into which data can be typed.
Label
A text-based entry in a worksheet cell that identifies data on the worksheet.
Constant value
A numerical entry in a worksheet cell.
Formula
An entry in a worksheet cell that performs computations on worksheet data and displays the results.
Function
A named formula that can be entered into a worksheet cell to perform some type of calculation or to extract information from other cells in the worksheet.
Database
A collection of related data that is stored in a manner enabling information to be retrieved as needed; in a relational database, a collection of related tables.
Database software
Application software that allows the creation and manipulation of an electronic database.
Field
A single category of data to be stored in a database, such as a person's last name or telephone number. Also called a column
Column
In a database, a field.
Record
A collection of related fields in a database. Also called a row
Row
In a database program, a record.
Table
In a relational database, a collection of related records or rows.
Presentation graphic
An image, such as a graph or text chart, designed to visually enhance a presentation.
Slide
A one-page presentation graphic that can be displayed in a group with others to form an electronic slide show.
Electronic slide show
A group of electronic slides that are displayed one after the other on a computer monitor or other display device.
Presentation graphics software
Application software used to create presentation graphics and electronic slide shows.
Graphics software
Application software used to create or modify images.