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SHS Computer Tech - Vocab for Quiz 1(Jan 15)

Terminology Vocabulary related to basic computer technology and software applications.
STUDY
PLAY
Arrow Keys
Used To Move The Insertion Point On The Screen.
Auto correct
Automatic Correction Features - Corrects Spelling, Completes Spelling, Replaces Abbreviations, Etc. With Correctly Spelled Word(s).
Clipboard
Holding Place For Cut Or Copied Material.
Computer (My)
A program that allows you to see what files and folders are located on your computer. Located behind Start Button
Copy
To Duplicate A Selected Item In A Document.
Default
Automatic Command Settings (Set By The User to User's Preference).
Deselect
To click outside a selected item, such as an icon, so that it is no longer selected.
Desktop
Computer Information on the monitor
Dialog Box
Computer/Program's Way Of Communicating With Computer User.
Dialog Box Launcher
Arrow at the corner of a menu group that opens a dialog box for further instructions from the user.
Ellipses . . .
Three periods together; will open a dialog box when clicked.
Ergonomics
The Working Relationship/ Capability Of People And Their Tools (Ie; People And Computers).
File Extension
Dot Followed By Three/Four Characters At The End Of A File Name To Indicate The File Type.
FILE (Tab)
Displays menu of commands for managing documents and files (open, save, save as, recent, etc.).
File Type
Format In Which A File Is Stores; The Program Used To Create The File (i.e. Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel).
Folder
File storage area
Font
Typestyle.
Font Size
The Size Of A Font, Measured In Points.
Format/Formatting
To Arrange Or Enhance The Contents Of A Document.
Hard Copy
A Printed Version Of A Document.
I-Beam
Mouse Pointer Shape. Resembles The Uppercase Letter I.
Icon
AKA - Picture; Used As A Shortcut.
Insertion Point
The Flashing Vertical Line That Indicates Where The Next Action Will Occur In An On-Screen Document.
Keyboard Command
A Keyboard Stroke To Perform Computer Actions Quickly.
Line spacing
The Amount Of White Space Between Lines Of Text In A Paragraph.
Nonprinting Characters
Characters Such As A Tab, Space, Or Enter Mark That Appear On A Document Screen, But Do Not Print To A Hard Copy Of A Document.
Paste
To Insert Material From The Clipboard Into A Document.
Print Preview
soft copy preview of a document for review before printing
Quick Access Tool Bar
Tool Bar that allows fast/quick access to an icon and it's function—Defaulted by user.
Reboot
Shut down and restart a computer to adjust interior
Redo
Reverse an undo and restore
Ribbon
A Screen Element That Displays Buttons For Accessing Office Features And Commands.

Tabs At The Top Of Each Ribbon Indicates Category Of Ribbon
Ribbon Tabs
Extention on ribbons that allow selection of ribbon category.
Sans Serif
A Font With Straight Edges.
Save
To Store Any Changes Made To Existing File.
Save As
To Store A File With A Name.
Screen tip
A Box Containing Information Regarding An Icon Or Button When The Mouse Is Placed Over The Icon Or Button.
Script
Font That Looks Like Handwriting.
Serif
Font With Curved Or Extended Edges.
Show/Hide Feature
Used to view all formatting used within a document. Formatting commands are non-printing.
Soft Copy
Document, text, or graphic on a computer screen
Start Button
Key That Launches All Computer Programs And Computer's Capabilities.
Task Bar
Bar Along The Windows Display That Shows Open Programs Or Documents, The Start Button, And Other Information.
Title/Program Bar
Bar That Gives The Name Of A Document And The Program Being Used To Create Or Edit It.
Toggle
Turns Key On; Turns Key Off.
User Name
Identifies The User To A System.
Zoom: Zoom In/Zoom Out
Increased/Decreased View Of Document.
Active Document
Document currently being created or edited
Click
To move the graphical pointer to an on-screen item and press once and release the mouse
Control Key
Used with another key to perform a command or make a selection
Delete
Remove information from a file, folder, or document
Double Click
To move the graphical pointer to an on-screen item and press twice and release the mouse
Drop-down list
A list of choices within a dialog box or tool bar
Edit
To make a change to information in a file/document
Enter
To start a new paragraph;
To complete an entry;
To close a dialog box
File
Named unit of information stored in memory
Graphical Pointer
Marker on the screen that moves in response to a mouse or touchpad and tells where the next action will occur. It changes shape depending on the action it will take.
Triple Click
To move the graphical pointer to an on-screen item and press three times and release the mouse
Alt Key
Used with another key to perform a command or make a selection
Arrowhead
Graphic that points to objects and listings
Character
Any letter, space, number, punctuation mark, symbol
Computer
Electronic device used to process data
Document
Processed file of information
Menu
List of commands or choices
Mouse
Device to select and point at items on a computer screen
Pointer Device
Device that allows control of the movement of the screen pointer (Mouse is a common one)
Show/Hide Icon
Icon that turns on show/hide feature