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Word Unit 2


A formatting feature that affects how a font looks, such as a style, the color, or an effect

Color Palette

A coordinated set of colors available for use in a document


The design of text

Font Effect

Similar to a font style, helps you enhance or clarify the look of text

Font Size

The height of characters in points

Font Style

Emphasis added to cells, such as bold, italics, and underlining

Format Painter

A feature that copies format attributes such as colors, borders, and fill effects from an object, text or cell in order to apply the same formatting to another object, text or cell.


The unit of measurement for fonts


A setoff formatting options that have been named and saved


A preset collection of design elements, including fonts, colors, and other effects


The position of text between the margins


Any small character that appears before an item in a list


To position text to that it is centered between the left and right margins

First line Indent

A description of the indent in a paragraph when only the first line of text in the paragraph is indented

Hanging Indent

A description of the indent in a paragraph when the first line of text is not indented but all of the following lines in the paragraph are


The space between text and the margin

Inside Margin (Gutter Margin)

The right margin on a left page and the left margin on the right page when a document is set up with mirrored margins. Also called gutter margin.


To format a paragraph so the text is distributed evenly across the page between the left and right margins and both the left and right edges of the paragraph are aligned at the margins.


A solid, dotted, or dashed line that fills the blank space before a tab stop

Left Align

To position text so that it is aligned along the left margin


Blank spaces around the top, bottom and sides of a page

Mirrored Margins

Margins on the left and right pages that are identical ("mirror" each other) when facing each other; usually used in books and magazines

Multilevel List

A list with two or more levels of bullets or numbering. Also called outline numbered list.

Negative Indent (Outdent)

A description of an indent in a paragraph in which the left indent marker is past the left margin also called outdent

Outside Margin

The left margin on the left page and the right margin on the right page when a document is set up with mirrored margins

Right Align

To position text so that it is aligned along the right margin

Tab Stop (Tab)

An indicator in a paragraph that marks the place where the insertion point will stop when you press the Tab key. Also called tab.

Vertical Alignment

The position of text on a page between the top and bottom margins

Aspect Ratio

The relationship of an object's height to its width


A special type of label in a drawing that consists of a text box with an attached line to point to something in the drawing


A graphical representation of data

Clip Art

Graphics that are stored in the Clip Organizer or available online that you can insert in any presentation


To remove part of a picture


A visual representation of data to help readers better understand relationships among data

Floating Object

An object in a document that acts as if it were sitting in a separate layer on the page and can be repositioned anywhere on the page


A picture that helps illustrate the meaning of the text and make the page more attractive; graphics include predefined shapes, diagrams, charts, as well as photographs and drawings.

Inline Object

An object in a document that can be repositioned as if it were a character in the line of text


A word or phrase used in a search


Anything that appears on the screen that you can select and work with as a whole, such as a shape, picture or chart

Pull Quote

Text copied from a document and set off in a text box

Rotation Handle

A green circle that appears connected to a selection rectangle around an object and that you can drag to rotate the object

Selection Rectangle

The box that appears around an object when it is selected


Text set off from the main body of text in a text box that provides additional information for the reader

Sizing Handle

A button you click to change the size of the program window or exit the program


A graphic diagram that visually illustrates text and includes formatted graphics

Text Box

A shape specifically designed to hold text


Stylized text that is treated as an object

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