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active tab

the tab currently displayed

automatically updated properties

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


deletes the character to the left of the insertion point


font style that makes characters appear darker than the surrounding text


a small mark indicating each item in a list

bulleted list

a series of paragraphs, each beginning with a bullet character


The alignment of text in the middle of the document between the left and right margin.

character formatting

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

color scheme

Changes all colors in the publication.

contextual tabs

tabs that display when you perform certain tasks or work with objects such as pictures or tables

Dialog Box Launcher

a button that launches a dialog box containing options for refining a command

Document Information Panel

A pane that you can display at the top of the document window in which you can view or add properties to a document.

document properties

Information as the author,title,or subject

document window

The window which displays the current document as you create and edit it.


to transfer a file from the Internet or other computer to your own computer

Enhanced ScreenTip

an on-screen note that provides the name of the command


a saved document

file name

name assigned to a file when it is saved


used to organize and store documents and other files


a set of letters, numbers, and punctuation marks with a unique shape and design

font set

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

font size

the size of the text measured in points


the size, shape, or arrangement of something

formatting mark

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


set of choices, often graphical, arranged in a grid or in a list

hard copy

a printed page of text or graphics.

Home tab

primary tab-- contains the more frequently used commands

insert mode

New characters being added to existing characters

insertion point

blinking vertical line that shows were your text or object will be inserted.


text that has a slanted appearance

Key Tip

to select a command using the keyboard, press its displayed code letter

Key Tip badge

key code icon for certain commands


words that describe the information the user is trying to locate


flush with left margin with ragged right edge

live preview

This feature allows you to see how style formatting affects cells in your worksheet without having to return to the worksheet


contains a list of commands


Can include such information as the project author, title, or subject.

Microsoft Office Word 2007

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

Mini toolbar

Appears when you first select text. Contains commonly used text and paragraph formatting commands.

mouse pointer

becomes different shapes depending on the task you are performing in Word and the pointer's location on the screen

nonprinting character

Tabs, spaces, paragraph marks, and other characters that are not visible in the printed document

Normal style

default style, most likely uses 11-point Calibri font

Office Button

opens commands related to managing and sharing documents

paragraph formatting

the process of changing the appearance of a paragraph


about 1/72 of one inch in height

Print Layout view

shows how a document will look when it is printed


the output of a computer in printed form

Quick Access Toolbar

a toolbar that displays buttons for commonly used commands

Quick Style

predefined style that appears in the Styles gallery


includes both enlarging and reducing the size of a graphic


displays commands you're likely to need for the current task


the process of storing data on a disk


to move (using scroll boxes or scroll arrows) through a list, a block of text, a document, or any display larger than the current window or screen

scroll arrow

located at each end of the scroll bar

scroll bar

appears at the bottom and/or right side of a window to allow a user to view another part of the window

scroll box

reflects the location of the portion of the document that is displayed in the document window

selection rectangle

The box that appears around an object when it is selected.

shortcut menu

appears when you right-click an object, is a list of frequently used commands that relate to the right-clicked object

sizing handles

small squares or circles surrounding a graphic or object, indicating that it is selected

Spelling and Grammar Check icon

appears on the status bar with an animated pencil writing on paper that indicates Word is checking for spelling and grammar errors.

standard properties

Properties associated with all Microsoft Office documents and include author, title, and subject.

status bar

displays information about the current document


named a group of formatting characteristics, including font and font size.

style set

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


a list of additional commands associated with the selected command


A section of the Ribbon that contains related commands

task pane

a pane that opens to the right of the text area that provides easy access to common tasks


The main idea or meaning of a text. Often, this is an insight about human life revealed in a literary work


text that prints with an underscore (_) below each character


computer program that can damage your computer

Word Help

for use for finding answers to quistions and display information about various topics


Allows you to type words continually without pressing the ENTER key at the end of each line

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