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Artistic Effects

Formats that make pics look more like sketches or paintings


Text symbols such as small circles or check marks

Inline Object

A picture positioned directly in the text at the insertion point

Justified Alignment

Text aligned evenly at both the left and right margins

Left Alignment

Aligned at left margin, leaving right margin uneven

Line Spacing

The distance between lines of text in a paragraph


To move the text in small increments

Picture Styles

Shapes, shadows, frames, borders, and other specialized effects in which you can stylize and image


Predefined drawing objects such as stars, banners, arrows, and callouts, included with microsoft office, and that can be inserted into documents

Sizing handles

Small circles in the corners of a selected graphic with which you can resize the graphic proportionally

Text Wrapping

The manner in which text displays around an object

Smart Art

Designer quality graphic used to create a visual representation of information

Spin Box

Small box with an upward and downward pointing arrow that enables you to move rapidly through a set of values by clicking


A mark on the ruler that indicates the location where the insertion point will be placed when you press the tab key

Floating Object

A graphic that can be moved independently of the surrounding text characters

Auto Correct

A word feature that corrects common spelling errors as you type


The box at the intersection of a row and a column in a table

Complimentary closing

The parting farewell in a letter

Date line

The first line in a business letter that contains the current date and that is positioned just below the letterhead, if one is used

Inside address

The name and address of the person receiving a letter positioned below the dateline

Letter Head

The personal or company info that displays at the top of the letter

No spacing

The word style that inserts no extra space following a paragraph and uses single spacing


A document structure that opens a copy of itself, opens unnamed, and is used as the starting point for another document


A greeting line of a letter

Subject line

Optional line following the inside address in a business letter that states the purpose of the letter


An arrangement of info organized into rows and columns

Normal template

The template that serves as a basis for all new word documents

Writers identification

The name and title of the author of a letter, placed near the bottom of the letter under the complimentary closing


One of two commonly used style guides for formatting research papers

Style Guide

A manual that contains standards for the design and writing of documents


A list of cited works in a report or research paper, also referred to as works cited, sources, or references depending upon the report style


A note, inserted into the text of a research paper that refers the reader to a source in the bibliography


In a research paper, a note placed at the bottom of a page


In a research paper, a note placed at the bottom of a page

Hanging Indent

An indent style in which the 1st line of the paragraph extends to the left of the remaining lines and is commonly used for bibliography entries

Manual column break

An artificial end to a column to balance columns or to provide space for the insertion of other objects

Manual page break

The action of forcing the page to an end and placing subsequent text at the top of the next page


In a research paper info that expands on the topic, but doesn't fit well into the document text

Page break indicator

A dotted line with the text page break that indicates where a manual break was inserted

Parenthetical reference

In MLA style a citation that refers to items on the works cited page, and which is placed in parenthesis the citation includes the last name of the author or authors and the page number in the referenced source

Screen Shot

An image of an active window on your computer that you can paste into a document


A group of formations commands such as font, font size, font color, paragraph alignment, and line spacing

Works Cited

In MLA style, a list of cited works placed at the end of a research paper or report


The intersection of a column and a row

Cell address

Another name for cell reference

Cell content

Information such as numbers, text, dates, or times of day that you type into a cell


The graphic representation of data in a worksheet

Constant Value



Text or numbers in a cell that are not a formula

Fill handle

Small black square in the lower right hand corner of the selected cell


Equation that performs mathematical calculations on values in a worksheet

Number value

a constant value consisting of only numbers


Horizontal group of cells in a worksheet

Sheet tabs

Labels along the lower border of the excel window that identify each worksheet

Spread sheets

Another name for worksheets


Anything typed into a cell


Excel file that contains one or more worksheets

Formatting marks

Characters that display on the screen to show location of paragraphs, tabs, and spaces, but that do not print


The placement of text relative to the left and right margins


Symbol that indicates to which paragraph an image is attached to


A moveable, resizable container for text or graphics


A place holder that displays present content, such as the current date, file name, page number, or other stored information


The space between the text and the top, bottom, left, and right edges of the paper

Numbered list

A group of items in which items are displayed in order to indicate definite steps, a sequence of action, or chronological order


Series of dots following a tab that serve to guide the reader's eye


When creating a table the with of cells is...

Red wavy underline

An indicator that shows words that may be misspelled

Green wavy underline

An indicator that shows possible grammar error

Blue wavy underline

An indicator that shows possible word usage errors


Research tool that provides a list of words with similar meanings


A word with the same or similar meaning of another word

Text Control

In a template an area indicated by place holder text in which you can add text, pictures, dates, or lists

Web Page

A document saved in HTML which can be opened using a web browser


Using drag and drop is most useful when both the text and destination are on the same...

Find command

Used to locate specific text in a document quickly


The banner on the front of a newsletter that identifies the publication


A portion of the document that can be formatted separately from the rest of the document

Small Caps

a fot effect commonly used in titles that changes lowercase text into upper case letters using the reduced font size

Enter Key

To end a line before the normal end of a line, without creating a new paragraph, hold down the shift key while pressing the...

Bent Arrow

The nonprinting symbol that displays where a manual line break is inserted

Main Document

In mail merge, the document that contains the text or formatting that remains constant

Data Source

In mail merge, the list of variable information, such as names and addresses, that is merged with a main document to create customized form letters or labels


In mail merge, a row of information that contains data for one person

Mail Merge Wizard

To perform a mail merge using Word's step by step guided process, use the...


On startup, Excel displays a new blank...

Formula bar

An Excel window element that displays the value or formula contained in the active cell

Name Box

An Excel window, element that displays the name of the selected cell, table, chart, or object

Select all box

A box in the upper left corner of the worksheet grid that selects all the cells in a worksheet

Active cell

A cell surrounded by a black border and ready to receive data

Auto Fill

The feature that generates and extends values into adjacent cells based on the values of selected cells

General Format

The default format that Excel applies to numbers

Underlying Value

The data that displays in the formula bar


The type of cell reference that refers to cells by their fixed position in a worksheet


Tiny charts embedded in a cell that give a visual trend summary alongside your data

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