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Application window
Serves as the primary interface between the user and the application.
Dialog Box Launcher
A small arrow that appears in the lower-right corner of some groups, and when clicked, a dialog box will open with even more options.
Document window
The area where you enter new text and data or change existing text and data.
File
A collection of information saved as a unit.
File compatibility
The ability to open and work with files without a format conflict.
File extension
Three or four characters at the end of a file that identify the type of file.
Folders
Containers used to organize the documents into manageable groups on a designated storage device.
I-beam
The shape of the mouse pointer when positioned within a document window.
Insertion point
A blinking vertical line that indicates the location in the document where the new text and data will be entered.
Open a document
To load a file into an application.
Path
The route the operating system uses to locate a document.
Ribbon
The blue banner that stretches across the top of the screen, just below the title bar.
Save a document
To store a document on a disk or other storage medium.
ScreenTip
A small window with the name of the command and a description of the command that appears when you position the mouse pointer over a button but do not click.
Scroll
When you move through a document on the screen without changing the location of the insertion point.
Default settings
Preset options or variables automatically in effect when the document is created.
Normal.dotm template
A file containing default styles and customizations that determine the structure and page layout of a document.
Toggle
To alternate between the off and on states by repeating a procedure, such as clicking a button.
Word wrap
A feature of Word that automatically wraps text to the next line when it extends beyond the right margin.
Alignment
How text is positioned between the left and right margins.
Clipboard
A temporary storage place in your computer's memory.
Drag-and-drop editing
Using the mouse to drag selected text from the existing location and then drop the selected text in a new location.
Edit
To modify or adapt the document and make revisions or corrections.
First line indent
The first line of a paragraph is indented.
Font
The design of the typeface in your document.
Format
To change the appearance of text or of the whole document.
Format Painter
A feature you can use to copy and apply font and paragraph formatting to other text and graphics.
Hanging indent
The first line of text begins at the left margin, and all other lines of the paragraph hang, or are indented, to the right of the first line.
Indent
Space inserted between the margin and where the line of text appears.
Insert mode
The default setting for entering text. When you enter new text in front of existing text, the existing text shifts to the right to make room for the new text.
Landscape orientation
Formats the content of the document with the long edge of the page at the top.
Manual line break
A paragraph marker inserted by pressing the Enter key.
Manual page break
A page break you insert which forces a page break at a specific location.
Margin
The blank space around the edges of the page.
Overtype mode
A Word Option in which new text replaces the existing text.
Points
The measurement of the size of a font.
Portrait orientation
Formats the content of the document with the short edge of the page at the top.
Select
To identify a block of text you want to edit.
Soft page break
A page break Word inserts automatically when you fill a page with text or graphics.
Comment
A note that the author or a reviewer adds to a document.
Document management server
A central location for storing, managing, and tracking files.
Document workspace
A Windows SharePoint Services Web site that provides tools for sharing and updating files and keeping colleagues informed about document status.
Duplex printing
Printing on both sides of the page.
Encryption
A standard method for encoding data.
Hard copy
A printed copy of a document.
Markup
The revision marks and annotations that appear in a document.
Metadata
Data that describes other data.
Portable Document Format (PDF)
File format created by Adobe Systems in 1993.
Print queue
A window that shows information about documents that are waiting to print.
Read-only document
A file format that allows others to open and view the document, but they won't be able to make any changes.
Soft copy
A digital copy of data, such as a file.
XML Paper Specification (XPS)
A file format that Microsoft included with the Office 2007 applications.
Ascending order
Rearranging data into alphabetical order from A to Z, or numerical order form lowest number to highest number.
Cell
Represents one intersection of a row and a column in a table.
Descending order
Rearranging data in alphabetical order from Z to A, or numerical order from highest number to lowest number.
Gridlines
Boundary lines in a table.
Merging cells
Removing the boundary between two cells.
Quick Tables
Built-in tables which include sample data and table formats.
Splitting cells
Converting a cell into multiple cells.
AutoShape
A predesigned drawing object, such as a star, an arrow, or a rectangle.
Banner
A headline that spreads the full width of the page.
Blog
A journal maintained by an individual or a group and posted on a Web site for public viewing and comment.
Boilerplate text
A common document part that you frequently use in documents.
Building blocks
Built-in document parts that are designed and formatted.
Clip art
A drawing that is ready to insert into a document.
Crop
To cut off portions of the graphic that you do not want to show.
Desktop publishing
The process of creating a document using a computer to lay out text and graphics.
Drawing objects
Shapes, curves, and lines used to create your own graphic.
Fields
Locations that indicate where you can insert variable text or data.
Footer
Information and/or graphics that print in the bottom margin of the page.
Graphics
Non-text items such as digital photos, scanned images, and pictures.
Header
Information and/or graphics that print in the top margin of the page.
Manual column break
A break you can insert to adjust where a column ends.
Section break
A break that divides a document into multiple sections.
Sizing handles
Eight small circles and squares on the border of a graphic.
Style
A set of formatting characteristics that you can apply to characters, paragraphs, tables, and numbered and bulleted lists in your document.
Text box
A drawing object that enables you to add text to artwork.
Thumbnails
Miniature representations of pictures.
Active cell
The cell that is selected.
AutoFill
A feature that enables you to repeat the same data in a column or row.
Cell
The intersection of a single row and a single column.
Cell reference
The column letter followed by the row number.
Column heading
The letter at the top of the column.
Range
A group of cells that all touch each other.
Row heading
The number at the left of the row.
Spreadsheet
A grid of rows and columns into which you enter text data and numerical data.
Value
The text or numbers in a cell.
Workbook
Location where worksheets are stored in Excel.
Worksheet
An Excel spreadsheet.
Cell style
A set of predefined formats you can apply to some of the worksheet data.
Filter
To screen data that matches specified criteria.
Freeze
Locking columns and/or rows so you can keep an area visible as you scroll through the worksheet.
Header row
A row that contains column headings or field names in the data source.
Sheet tab
A tab at the bottom of the screen that provides quick and easy access to the worksheet.
Split
Divide the worksheet horizontally so the panes appear on the screen one above the other, or to divide the worksheet vertically so the two panes appear side by side on the screen.
Table style
A set of predefined formats that you can apply to all the worksheet data with a single click.
Absolute cell reference
A reference that does not change when the formula is copied or moved to a new location.
Argument
A value, a cell reference, a range, or text that acts as an operand in a function formula, and it is enclosed in parentheses after the function name.
Chart
A graphic representation of your worksheet data.
Complex formulas
Formulas containing more than one operator.
Embedded chart
A chart created on the same sheet as the data used in the chart.
Formula
The equation used to calculate values in a cell.
Function formula
A special formula that names a function instead of using operators to calculate a result.
Mathematical functions
Functions that perform calculations that you could perform using a scientific calculator.
Mixed cell reference
A cell reference that contains both relative and absolute references.
Operand
A number or cell reference.
Operator
A symbol that indicates the mathematical operation to perform with the operands.
Order of evaluation
The sequence used to calculate the value of a formula.
Relative cell references
A reference that adjusts relative to the formula's new location when it is copied to another cell.
Statistical functions
Functions that describe large quantities of data.
Presentation
The name of the document files in PowerPoint.
Slide layout
The arrangement of the placeholders on a slide.
Slide master
The main slide that stores information about the theme and layouts of the presentation.
Slide pane
The area in the presentation window that contains the slide content, and the dotted borders in the slide pane identify placeholders where you can insert text and graphics on the slide.
Theme
Design which specifies the color scheme, fonts, and effects for a presentation.
Animation
A special visual or sound effect you can add to text or an object.
Emphasis effects
Effects that draw attention to an object that is already visible on the slide.
Entrance effects
Effects that control how the object enters onto the slide.
Exit effects
Effects that control how an object leaves the slide.
Motion paths
Enable you to create a path for the object to follow on the slide.
Slide transitions
Settings that determine how a slide is introduced as you move from one slide to another in Slide Show view.
Trigger
Starts a sound effect or animation segment.
Data type
Determines what type of data the field can store.
Database
A collection of related information.
Datasheet
Another name for a table; the primary object in a database.
Entry
Data entered into a cell.
Field
A single piece of database information.
Field name
A label that helps identify the field.
Field properties
Define the characteristics and behavior of a field.
Primary key
A unique identifier for each record in a database table.
Record
A group of related fields in a database.
Relational database
A type of database in which information is organized into separate subject-based tables, and the relationship of the data in one or more tables is used to bring the data together.
Table
The primary object in a database.
Form
A database object that provides a convenient way to enter, edit ad view data from a table.
Query
A database object that enables you to locate multiple records matching specified criteria.
Report
A database object that allows you to organize, summarize, and print all or a portion of the data in a database.