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Microsoft Office Word 2007

full-featured word processing application allows you to create professional-looking documents and revise them easily

office button

various commands "enhanced screen tip" (give hint) also central location for managing and sharing documents

ribbon "control center"

top part of page near the Word window

active tab

below ribbon


set of choices/options (like fonts) gives "live preview"/idea of what it looks like

dialog box launcher

anything w/ an arrow pointing down that when clicked displays a box or task pane w/ options for the group

quick access toolbar

tool bar w/ common used commands

key tips

ALT button give letters to make quicker operations/short cut, press escape to get rid of short cut signs

default font size


formatting mark/nonprinting character

is a character that Word displays on the screen but is not visible on a printed document


allows to type words in paragraph continually w/out pressing enter key at end of each line


saved document referred to as

file name

name assigned to a file when it is saved

paragraph formatting

process of changing the appearance of a paragraph

character formatting

process of changing the way characters appear on the screen and in print


defines appearance and shape of letters, numbers, and special characters; usually in Calibri


about 1/72 of one inch in height

bulleted list

series of paragraphs, each beginning w/ a bullet character

style set

group of frequently used styles formatted so they look pleasing when used together

color scheme

theme identifies 12 complementary colors for text, background, accents, and links

font set

defines formats for two fonts: one for headings and another for body text

document properties

details about a file

metadata aka standard properties

include info as project author, title, or subject

automatically updated properties

file system properties, such as date you create/change file, statistics, such as file size

document information panel

contains area where you view/enter document properties


modern language association of america

works cited

refer to the bibliographic list of sources at the end of the paper


text and graphics print at the top of each page in a document


text and graphics print at the bottom of every page

shortcut keys

keyboard key combinations, to format text as you type it


automatically corrects errors as you type them in a document


bottom of page used to signal an explanatory note


end of document used to signal an explanatory note

automatic page breaks/ soft page breaks

determines the text has filled one page according to paper size, margin settings, line spacing, and other settings

manual page break/hard page break

forced into the document at a specific location


similar to a form with prewritten text

cover letter

enables you to elaborate on positive points in your resume

clip organizer

contains collection of clip art, photographs, sounds, and videos

tab stop

location on horiztonal rules tells Word where to position insertion point when you press the TAB key on the keyboard

clear formatting

refers to returning the formatting to the Normal style

content control

contains instructions for filling areas of the template

Office Clipboard

temporary storage area holds up to 24 items

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