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Computer Basics Set 3 (Word Processing)

This set has the words for the third Computer Basics Workshop, Word Processing. The part of speech for each term is given in the definition: (n) noun, (v) verb, and (adj) adjective.
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backspace
(n) a computer keyboard key that moves the cursor back one space
bold
(v) to make text on a computer appear darker
bullets
(n) a dot, checkmark, or box used in a list of words or phrases
button
(n) a graphic icon on a screen that can be clicked to perform a specific task
centre
(v) to make the text be in the middle of the line
copy
(v) to duplicate something on your screen
copy and paste
(v) to copy text or an image and then put it in another place, like a document
cut
(v) to remove text or image from the computer screen
delete
(n) a keyboard key that removes the character to the right of the cursor
document
(n) a file that you typed in a program like Microsoft Word or Google Docs
double-click
(v) to press twice very quickly on the top left-hand corner of your mouse
drag and drop
(v) a way to move something from one place to another on a computer screen using the mouse
drop-down menu
(n) choices that appear when you click on a small arrow pointing down
edit
(v) to check your writing for mistakes and make corrections
find
(v) to ask the computer to search for a word in a document
find and replace
(v) a computer function that allows you to substitute characters or words in a document
font
(n) a set of characters (including letters and numbers) that all have the same design
format
(n) the way that a document, an email, or a website is organized; (v) to arrange or organize a document, email or website
hard return
(n) to hit the enter key; in word processing, this creates a new paragraph
highlight
(v) to mark something as important; in a document, this is often done in bright yellow
indent
(n) to use the Tab key to move the cursor to the right
insert
(v) to add a picture to a document or a presentation
italic
(n) changing the font on a computer so that the letters all lean to the right; used for emphasis
keyboard shortcut
(n) pressing two or more keys to do something quickly on a computer
left align
(v) to have a straight edge on the left side of text on a screen or in a document; the right side is uneven
line spacing
(n) the amount of space that will appear between lines of text; usually single or double
margin
(n) the white space around the edges of a document
program
(n) a list of instructions that does a specific task on a computer, like word processing; (v) to write instructions that tell a computer what to do
publish
(v) to send your writing so it appears online, on a blog or other website
redo
(n) a screen button that repeats the last action
replace
(v) to use a tool to change a particular word or phrase to something else in a document
ribbon
(n) a long narrow strip at the top of a computer program with icons and menus or actions, sometimes with tabs
right-click
(v) to press and release quickly on the top right-hand corner of your mouse
save
(v) to store data (like a document) to use later
save as
(v) to save a second version of a document or file, usually with a different name
select
(v) to choose some text or a portion of your screen
spell check
(n) a tool that checks to see if there are any spelling mistakes in an online document
text
(n) words on a computer screen; (v) to send someone a written message using a smartphone
underline
(n) a text style that puts a line under text as you type
undo
(n) a button usually found in the top left-hand corner of a word-processing program that cancels or reverses the last command
word processing
(n) using software like Microsoft Word or Google Docs to create, edit, format, print and save text-based documents
word wrapping
(n) a feature in word-processing programs that automatically starts a new line when one line of text doesn't have any more space for words
WYSIWYG
(adj) What You See Is What You Get; your text will look the same when you post it as it did when you typed it.
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