Computer Literacy Final Exam
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A function similar to the save function that allows a user to specify the name and location of where he or she wishes to save the file before saving it.
The first calculation device
programs currently being worked on
allows equipment to handle information that continuously changes
Computer software that performs a task or set of tasks, such as word processing or drawing. Applications are also referred to as programs.
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completes the text for you
electronic hardware device or software capable of performing mathematical calculations
A key that can lock into place so that letters you type will come out capitalized. Caps Lock doesn't affect non-alphabetic keys (such as punctuation and symbols). To access these, you must still press the Shift key (on either side of the key board).
a flat round storage medium that is read by a laser
information that comes from a computer after it has been processed
Central Processing Unit. The brain of the computer.
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creating a new document or folder
a series of keys to unlock a screen
shows the date & time & lets you set the clock
This is the screen that appears if you are not browsing the Internet, reading a file, or playing a game. Your icons are on this screen.
electronic signal that is sent as binary digits
A general term used to describe what you see on your screen when you're using a computer. This may include video effects, tables, letters, or numbers.
Add, delete or change the contents of a cell or worksheet or file.
the study and designing of products to help reduce the stress & make a product more comfortable to the user helping increase the users' productivity
A disk which is 5.25 inches in diameter, with a storage capacity of 143 K (the equivalent of about 70 pages of text).
Sets of typefaces (or characters) that come in different styles and sizes.
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Graphical User Interface. A system that simplifies selecting computer commands by enabling the user to point to symbols or illustrations (called icons) on the computer screen with a mouse.
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another name for the hard disc that stores information information in a computer.
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The physical and mechanical components of a computer system, such as the electronic circuitry, chips, monitor, disks, disk drives, keyboard, modem, and printer.
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This is a small symbol or picture that represents a program or other things.
A picture or graphics file that can be inserted on a web page and displayed in a browser.
Data that goes into a computer device.
A device, such as a keyboard, stylus and tablet, mouse, puck, or microphone, that allows input of information (letters, numbers, sound, video) to a computer.
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adding text to a document
A group of application programs, usually on one disk, designed to share data.
A peripheral device which allows users to play video games or computer games which demand fast reflexes and decision-making.
a portable drive that connects to a USB cord
This is where all the letters, numbers, and other buttons are located. When you type on it, the symbols appear on the monitor.
magnetic tape drive capable of moving the tape through the tapes drive's read
hardware peripheral that allows computer users to input audio into computers
The screen that shows you what you are doing. It is like a viewer that displays what the computer sends to it.
A little device that you move with your hand which then moves the cursor on the screen.
an operating environment created by MS provide an interface known as GUI for IBM compatible computers
An early operating system developed by Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft Disc Operating System).
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MS Windows Tour
a program that walks you through MS
a generic text editor included with MS that enables someone to open and read plain text files
The number keys on the right side of the keyboard that are laid out like the keys on an adding machine. In most cases, you can use these keys interchangeably with the number keys on the top row of the keyboard. Some programs use the numeric keypad as special function keys.
turns computer on and off
A set of programs that, among other things, controls the way information is loaded into memory, the way the computer works with that information, the way information is stored on a disk, and the way the computer communicates with a printer and other peripheral (side) devices.
enables computer hardware to communicate and operate with the computer software
Data that come out of a computer device. For example, information displayed on the monitor, sound from the speakers, and information printed to paper.
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peripheral that receives or displays output from a computer
allows user to draw or paint & bit mapped images
This is a secret code to protect your data and can keep others from accessing your computer.
In mouse-based applications, a market moves across the screen when you move the mouse across your desk.
paper cards that have hand punched holes that contains data
receptacle for unwanted items
A device that scans something that is flat and sends the image to the computer.
viewing portion of a display
Secondary storage device
storage medium that holds information until it is deleted or overwritten regardless if the computer has power
a space reserved for a person's signature
This is all the instructions for the computer or a program designed to do different things. Examples are: Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, and Windows.
provides access to begin programs, documents & access internet information
Devices used to store massive amounts of information so that it can be readily retrieved. Devices include RAIDs, CD-ROMs, DVDs
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Term used to describe a menu that is contained within another menu
A character that is not a number or a letter
Term used to describe the process of switching between tasks currently running on the computer without affecting any of the tasks.
Term used to describe a computer keyboard key that has one or more function
Row of boxes, often at the top of an application window that control various functions of the software
Universal Automatic Computer the UNIVAC is an electrical computer containing thousands of vacuum tubes that utilizes punch cards and switches for inputting data and punch cards for outputting and storing data.
The address of documents and resources on the internet.
Alternatively referred to as an account name, login ID, and user ID, a username or user name is a name given to a user on a computer or computer network.
A portion of a computer display used in a graphical interface that enables users to select commands by pointing to illustrations or symbols with a mouse. "Windows" is also the name Microsoft adopted for its popular operating system.
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Microsoft WordPad is a free rich text editor included with Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and future releases of Microsoft Windows.
World Wide Web - Group of internet servers linking computers around the world.
What You See Is What You Get. When using most word processors, page layout programs (See desktop publishing), and web page design programs, words and images will be displayed on the monitor as they will look on the printed page or web page.
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short for document
a note added by way of comment or explanation
automatically corrects misspellings on common typos
An image usually displayed at the top of a page in a Web site, containing text and design elements (often to identify the site).
Block Letter Format
everything to the Left alignment, semi-colon
Used to advertise different programs or hotels etc.
styles of text already in MS
A circuit board that you can install in a slot inside the computer to expand the computer's memory or give it the means to communicate with a peripheral device.
A letter, number or other symbol.
A command that puts a file away but keeps the program you're in open so that you can continue to work.
A word or character that causes the computer to do something. A command is a request or directions given to a computer.
Cut, Copy & Paste
copy: A command that copies the selected information and places it on the clipboard.cut: To remove text or graphics from a document by using the Cut command. The most recent "clipping" is stored on the Clipboard of the computer so that you can paste it somewhere else if you wish.paste: A command that moves information on the Clipboard to a new location.
The pre-defined configuration of a system or an application. In most programs, the defaults can be changed to reflect personal preferences.
A discrete collection of information you create with a computer program, including memos, pictures, budgets, text, and so on.
Drag & Drop
To do this, you click on something and hold the button down. This will move the object you clicked on and will leave it where you let go of the button. So it drags it and drops it.
Command or option used to close a program or file.
The name you give your file or document before you save it on a disk. This name should help you identify and retrieve this file.
Handouts to promote companies, events, etc.
Font dialog box
a tool box that allows you to change the font of text
The physical division of space on a disk into sections--where information can be stored. A disk's format is established as part of the initialization process.
toolbar used to format documents
A software program or program feature sometimes found in a program such as a word processor that can be used to help check text for any improper grammar.
This is a picture or an image.
A paper printout of what you have prepared on the computer.
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Headers & Footers
Text that appears at the top and bottom of every page or every other page of a document.
a tool used to make an indication that text or other object has been selected with the mouse or keyboard.
Insert & Delete
A command that removes and adds cell contents from a worksheet.
Any character that is not considered a number or symbol
The end of a line of text. You can force a line break by pressing "Return", or you can let the application break lines for you. This is a special character that forces a new line on a page without creating a new paragraph.
Space separating text or other elements from the edge of the paper commonly adjusted through the page setup.
documents used to remind the user of an event or occasion
The horizontal strip across the top of an application's window. Each word on the strip has a context sensitive drop-down menu containing features and actions that are available for the application in use.
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A menu window that opens vertically on-screen to display context-related options. Also called pop-up menu or pull-down menu.
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Modified Block Letter Format
Everything to the left except the date, closing, signature, typed name and senders address are to the middle semi-colon
something that can be accessed
A key that, when pressed in conjunction with another key, creates a special effect.
Pages that have instructions, questions, etc. that need to be numbered
Page Setup dialog box
a box that helps you edit the parameters defined by the user that help determine how a printed page will appear.
Paragraph dialog box
a box that allows a change of the format of text that affects the complete paragraph or is different from other paragraphs in a document.
Personal Letter Format
everything to the left except date, closing, written signature, typed name, senders address, comma
The process of a computer transferring data to a computer printer and generating a hard copy of the electronic data being printed.
Print dialog box
a box that allows the process of a computer transferring data to a computer printer and generating a hard copy of the electronic data being printed.
A precise series of instructions written in a computer language that tells the computer what to do and how to do it. Programs are also called "software" or "applications."
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A character displayed on the screen to prompt the user to take some action. The most common prompt is the "C prompt" in which the computer hard drive or "C" requests directions on what the computer should perform next.
A file or view of data formatted in a way that allows the user to see a large amount of data quickly from documents or a database.
A term used to describe the process of searching for, locating and returning data.
The process of writing data to a storage medium such as a floppy diskette or a hard disk drive
To move the visual portions of a screen up, down, left, or right, in order to see additional information on the monitor.
Search & Replace
Sometimes referred to as seek, search is the process of locating a letter(s), word(s), file(s), website(s), etc.
Setup dialog box
a box that helps with the overall process of connecting and preparing a software program, hardware device or computer to function properly.
Size & Style
the type and how big the text or object is
Copy of text stored on the computer and only accessible through the computer
A software program or program feature designed to locate misspelled words and notify the user of those misspelled words.
Term used to describe the process of saving information to be used later
A file that has been created with an overall layout and format to be used for a group of documents or a generic document.
A field or section of a page that enables a user to enter text
A software tool included with some word processors that provides synonyms for selected words on command
Typeface & Font
A design that defines the overall look of characters
Function performed to reverse the action of an earlier action
Software that was written to do bad stuff to your computer.
Sometimes referred to as run around, word wrap is an ability found in most text editing programs that allows any text that reaches the end of the far right edge of the window to wrap automatically to the next line without requiring the user to press enter.
the default document name in Excel
The cell in which you are working, indicated by the current location of the cell pointer.
The worksheet currently being worked on or viewed
The horizontal placement of cell contents, for example: left, center, or right. (spreadsheet application)
to study or determine the nature and relationship of the parts of by analysis
Alternatively referred to as the arithmetic mean, average is the sum of a series of numbers, divided by the total amount of numbers.
a type of edging around a document
to workout a mathematical equation
a difference in the text
Cell address/cell reference
Unique location identified by intersecting column and row coordinates. (spreadsheet application),The address or name of a specific cell. Cell references may be used in
formulas and are relative or absolute. (spreadsheet application)
A graphic representation of selected worksheet information. Types include 2-D and 3-D column, bar, pie, area and line charts.
1) text-based applications, a way of designing the number of characters that fit on the computer's display. A column is one character wide.
2) In spread sheet applications, a column is a vertical arrangement of cells.
the type of money used in a certain place
Default # worksheets
A key on the numeric keypad that confirms a choice or tells a program you're ready to proceed. In most cases, the Return key also serves this function.
The Enter button is used to confirm an entry into an active cell. (in spreadsheet applications)
Process of taking data from one program or computer to another
A set of instructions that you enter in a cell to perform numeric calculations (adding, multiplying, averaging, etc.); for example, +A1+B1. (in spreadsheet applications)
The rectangular area, above the worksheet window, that displays a cell's contents, including numbers, text, and formulas, when you click a cell. You can use the formula bar to enter and edit data in the active cell.
A named sub-window of a frames page. This may be scrollable and resizable and may have a border or outline.
A built-in formula that you can use in spread sheet application to calculate an average, a square root, a total, and so on.
Horizontal lines within a chart that make the chart easier to read.
The process of moving data used in another program or earlier software version and moving it into another program or later version of the program.
Light or led that indicates the status of a hardware device
A context-related list of options that users can choose from.
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To combine two or more files into a single file.
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Any character that is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 0
to sort or arrange a file or document neatly
In general a range refers to a series of value between two other values
when a machine, object etc. is capable of performing a task
Data laid out in a horizontal line in a table or spreadsheet
A vertical or horizontal bar commonly located on the far right or bottom of a window that allows a user to move the window viewing area up, down, left, or right.
A term used to describe the process of organizing data in a particular order allowing for information to be found easier
Software that allows one to calculate numbers in a format that is similar to pages in a conventional ledger.
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Alternatively referred to as state, status is a term used to describe the current situation or mode the device or user currently is in.
In mathematics, a sum is the total amount obtained from adding numbers
Bar located along the top of a window or a dialog box that displays the name of the window or software program being used.
Term used to describe the process of switching back and forth between settings or between programs
Term used in Microsoft Excel to describe a spreadsheet file
Alternatively referred to as a worksheet, a spreadsheet is a data file made up of rows and columns that are used to sort data and allow a user to manipulate and arrange data easily, commonly numerical data.
a tab at the bottom left corner of a worksheet that has the worksheet name and other worksheets in the workbook
a tool where the numbering happens automatically
A collection of similar information stored in a file, such as a database of addresses. This information may be created and stored in a database management system (DBMS).
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the layout, coloring, font, etc. of a document
a column in a table
A tool that converts an image or a file.
A set of data-entry fields on a page processed on a server. The user submits the form by clicking on a button or image, and the form is sent by a form handler.
The overall appearance of a document, image, text or other medium designed to be more appeasing to the viewer or help locate or identify the medium being looked at
a menu where you can search for anything that you need
more than one or something that can be multiplied
The location of a specific cell or range expressed by the coordinates of column and row; for example, A1. (spreadsheet application)
An attachment can be a picture, a word document, a movie, a sound file, an excel document, or any other file that requires another program to open it.
A visual representation of months and dates for a given year
a box that allows you to close a document or window
A name, e-mail, or other personal information that enables other users to get a hold of someone
an item that has been disposed of
This is simply a way to send a message from one computer to another.
A software program that allows a person to explore the Internet in an easy to use way
Term used to describe the location or folder that e-mail is received on the computer or a computer program
Internet Service Provider
Location of stored activities or events occurring to a computer or network
Alternatively referred to as malware, sneakware, or spyware, adware is a program installed without a user's consent or knowledge during the install of another program
where the text is automatically entered
A weblog or blog, is a listing of text, images, or other objects that are arranged in a chronological order that first started appearing in 1998.
A computer bridge is a device that connects two local-area networks (LANs), or two segments of the same LAN.
This is the program you use to browse files. A web browser will browse internet files, like Firefox or Internet Explorer.
Protection for any published work that helps to prevent that work from being used without prior authorization
A connection that is established using a modem
This is the process where you copy something from another computer or the Internet, and save it on your computer.
Digital Subscriber Line. A method of connecting to the Internet via a phone line. A DSL connection uses copper telephone lines but is able to relay data at much higher speeds than modems and does not interfere with telephone use.
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When referring to a network, a gateway is an address used as an entry point into another network
Hypertext Markup Language. A standard of text markup conventions used for documents on the World Wide Web. Browsers interpret the codes to give the text structure and formatting (such as bold, blue, or italic).
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Hypertext Transfer Protocol. A common system used to request and send HTML documents on the World Wide Web. It is the first portion of all URL addresses on the World Wide Web (e.g., http://www.whitehouse.gov).
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Text or an image that is connected by hypertext coding to a different location. By selecting the text or image with a mouse, the computer "jumps to" (or displays) the linked text.
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the actual web page on the domain
Many computers that are connected like a web so you can see what other computer operators show you and you can show them things as well.
A chart or graphic image that can be moved and re-sized and contains handles when selected.
In general, the term query is commonly used to describe a question or request that is made by a user or another computer or device
a row in a table
a similarity between different objects, documents, etc.
An arrangement of information in rows and columns that makes comparing and contrasting easier
Software file that contains updated information and various fixes that resolves issues that have been located by the software developer to help prevent those errors from occurring in the future
A feature that steps the user through the installation or setup of a software program or hardware device
Alternatively referred to as UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email), spam, not to be confused with the meat product, is slang commonly used to describe junk e-mail on the Internet.
side text that could be important later
Term used to describe the location or folder where e-mail is stored before being sent
E-mail software program by Microsoft that enables users to easily send and receive e-mail on their computer
where you get something
A FTP command used to upload a file to a remote computer.
where you send something in the past tense
This is an abbreviation for "sending particularly annoying messages"; it stands for unwanted e-mail.
A term used to describe a software program or section of a program that is running in a multitasking environment.
a location where deleted files are temporarily stored on Apple Macintosh computers
Converts digital data into analog data, so it can be sent over phone lines. Changes analog into digital when receiving data.
a Microsoft program
A graphical or textual page that incorporates navigation hyperlinks to pages that are part of a web structure.
A generic text editor included with Microsoft Windows that enables someone to open and read plaintext files
Microsoft software presentation program that allows a user to create a slide show of important notes that can be easily shown and moved through during a presentation
The process of launching the web page into the public for use.
Term commonly associated with computer CRT monitors, refresh refers to the renewal of the screen contents.
This is a picture that pops up when you are not using your computer.
Term used to describe a software program that is intentionally installed on the computer by a user to monitor or spy on what other users of the same computer are doing.
Exploring the Internet.
The process of transferring information from a computer to a web site (or other remote location on a network).
v. To transfer information from a computer to a web site (or other remote location on a network).
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Document commonly written in HyperText Markup Language (HTML) that is accessible through the Internet or through another network using a browser
A website, or web site, is a central location of various web pages that are all related and can be accessed by visiting the home page using a browser
A file containing a series of Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images that are displayed in rapid sequence in some Web browsers.
When referring to multitasking operating systems, background is the place an active program is running but not seen on the computer
A paragraph style that creates a single list element, usually indicated by a "bullet" character. This is also known as an "unordered list."
A collection of icons, pictures, buttons and other useful image files along with sound and video files that can be embedded or inserted into web pages.
to reduce to a lower grade or rank
a piece of paper used to advertise an event, company, etc.
allows you to collapse the documents to see only the main headings or to expand a document to see all the main headings and text.
Alternatively referred to as dummy text, placeholder text is text that is only present in order to hold the place for something else
where you advertise something
a minor show offered in addition to a main exhibition
Microsoft Office feature found in Microsoft Office 2002 (XP), Office 2003, and later versions that enables users to have quick access to common features, information, and commands.
recording how long something takes
the change from one thing to another
Alternatively referred to as ANSI art, text art, or word art, ASCII art is the process of forming pictures or art out of the characters available in the ASCII chart
Sections of a document that are unused. White spaces help separate paragraphs of text, graphics and other portions of a document, and helps a document look less crowded.
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