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Key Terms

Application Software
programs designed to make users more productive
Print Layout View (button)
shows the document on a mock sheet of paper
button farthest to the left in the view buttons
Scroll Bar
Appears when an area is not completely visible on screen
Status Bar
presents info about the document and current tasks
Tab (on ribbon)
contains a collection f groups
document changes that includes inserting words and paragraphs
Bold Characters
Appear somewhat thicker and darker than other characters
Character Formatting
process of changing the way characters appear
document changes that include removing words and paragraphs
Italicized Text
text with a slanted appearance
document changes that include revised text because of a change
automatically corrects errors
Automatic Page Break
automatically inserted when you exceed one page
removing a selected item from a document
explanatory note at the end of a document
First Line Indent Marker
top triangle on the ruler
explanatory note at the bottom of a page
Hanging Indent Marker
bottom triangle on the ruler
Horizontal Ruler
ruler that displays along the top edge of the document window
Line Spacing
amount of vertical space between lines of text
Note Reference Marks
signals that an explanatory note exists
Office Clipboard
temporary storage area
placing an item from the Clipboard into a document
Research Paper
a document you can use to communicate the results of research findings
a word with similar meaning
book of synonyms
Vertical Ruler
a ruler that displays along the left edge of the Word window
Works Cited
page that lists author and reference book titles
Clip Art
predefined graphic
Date Line
business letter element that consists of month, day, and year
positioned two- six lines below the letterhead
Signature Block
business letter element allowing for the author to sign his/her name
atleast four blank lines below complimentary close
Formatting Marks
indicate where you pressed the ENTER key, SPACEBAR, and other keys but not printed in document
conveys meaning and is useful to one or more people
optical disc- read and write
optical disc- read, write, and erase
System Software
programs to control the operations of the computer
Output Devices
make the information resulting from processing available for use
Input Devices
hardware component that aloows you to enter data
Document Window
area of screen hat shows actual document, does not include the task bar, title bar, ribbon, etc.
Scroll Box
reflects location of the portion of the document that is displayed in the document window
Microsoft PowerPoint
program for creating a PowerPoint presentation
Microsoft Word
word processing program
control center in word
Task Pane
window that can remain open and visible while you work in the document (clipart)
Explanatory Note
elaborate on points discussed in the body of the paper
Left Align Paragraphs
at the left margin
Right Align Paragraphs
at the right margin
a bullet character
Bulleted Paragraph
series of paragraphs, each beginning with a bullet character
Sizing Handle
resizing- enlarging or reducing the size of a graphic
Essential Business Letter Elements
date line
inside address
complimentary close
signature block
begins two lines below last line of the inside address
if recipients name is unknown then you use "To whom it may concern"
begins two lines below salutation
single-spaced with one blank line in between paragraphs
Complimentary Close
two lines below message
capitalize only the first word in the close
Inside Address
placed 3-8 lines below date line
usually includes full name, job title, business affiliation, and full geographical address
all components begin flush with left margin
highlighting a text and copying the content highlighted to later place it on a document
Notes Pane
an area in PowerPoint Office where you can put material that you dont want to include on the slides
found at the bottom of document window
can be printed
Line Weight
the darkness or thickness of the line used
Slide Transition
the way one slide exits and the next one enters
7x7 Rule
states that each slide should have a maximum of seven lines, and each line should have a maximum of seven words
Modified Block
letter style, the date, complimentary close, and signature block are positioned approximately one-half inch to the right of center or at the right margin
the way text and objects move on and off a slide during a slide show
Layout Gallery
where you can choose a slide layout
Text Placeholder
boxes with dotted borders where you enter text
Content Placeholder
can be used to insert text or objects such as clip art, tables, or charts
in the text placeholder