42 terms

Word Processing Vocabulary

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Alignment
The way multiple lines of text line up along the left, right, or both margins
Bullets and Numbering
A word processing feature used to arrange items in a list with each item beginning with a bullet or number
Center Align
The alignment of text between both margins, leaving a jagged left and right margin
Clipboard
The temporary storage location for text or graphics that have been cut or copied
Copy
The word processing tool that allows text or graphics to be copied to another location within a document
Cursor
The on-screen blinking character that shows where the next character will appear
Cut
The word processing tool that removes text or graphics from the current location in a document
Double Space (DS)
When 1 blank line is left between lines of text; striking the Enter key 2 times
Editing
The process of updating a document to make changes, correct errors, and make it visually appealing
Font
A specific design for a collection of letters, numbers, and symbols
Footer
Allows you to type information below the bottom margin of each page of a document
Format
To place text on a page so that it looks good and is easy to read
Function Keys
Allow you to quickly access frequently used functions, such as Help and Spell Check
Grammar Check
The word processing tool that checks selected words in a document for grammatical errors
Header
Allows you to type information above the top margin of each page of a document
Horizontal Centering
When text is centered between the left and right margins, commonly used when creating invitations, announcements, and title pages
Justified
The alignment of text along the left and right margin, leaving no jagged edges
Landscape
The page orientation in which the width of the page is greater than the height
Left Align
The alignment of text along the left margin, leaving a jagged right margin
Line Spacing
The spacing between lines of text within a document
Margins
The blank space at the top, bottom, left, and right of a document where you cannot type
Operational Keys
Allow you to operate the computer without a mouse
Orientation
The direction in which you can print on a page (portrait or landscape)
Paste
The word processing tool that places text or graphics that have been cut or copied in a new location within a document
Portrait
The page orientation in which the height of the page is greater than the width
Quadruple Space (QS)
When 3 blank lines are left between lines of text; striking the Enter key 4 times
Ribbon
Provides you with groups of commands to use when creating a document
Right Align
The alignment of text along the right margin, leaving a jagged left margin
Scroll Bars
Allow you to scroll throughout a document that is too long to fit on one screen
Single Space (SS)
When no blank lines are left between lines of text; striking the Enter key 1 time
Spell Check
The word processing tool that checks your document for incorrectly spelled words, similar to an electronic dictionary
Thesaurus
The word processing tool that allows you to find words with similar meanings (synonyms) for the text within a document
Title Bar
Displays the filename of a document
Tool Bar
Provides you with buttons that allow you to access frequently used commands
Triple Space (TS)
When 2 blank lines are left between lines of text; striking the Enter key 3 times
Vertical Centering
When text is centered between the top and bottom margin, commonly used when creating invitations, announcements, and title pages
Word Processing
Application software that is used to create text documents such as letters, memos, and reports
Word Wrap
The automatic wrapping of text from the end of one line to the beginning of the next line without having to press the Enter key
Block style
The paragraph format in which all lines of text are aligned with the left margin
Hanging indent
A temporary left margin that indents all lines but the first line of text
Indented
The paragraph format in which the first line of the paragraph is indented
Tab
The operational key of the keyboard that is used to indent paragraphs; moves the cursor 5 spaces on a line

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