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CTI Unit 2 Key Applications

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Active cell
a selected cell in a worksheet
Alignment
describes how text is positioned between the left and right margins on a page - left, center, right, or justified
Cell
the intersection of a single row and a single column
Chart
a graphical representation of worksheet or table data
Clipart
prepared pictures and other artwork you can insert into a document
Clipboard
a temporary storage area for text and/or graphics that are to be cut or copied and then pasted to another location
Column
in a worksheet, columns run down the screen vertically and are identified by a letter across the top of the grid
Copy
to duplicate a selection, file, folder, etc., so that you can place it in another position or location
Crop
to trim a graphic
Cut
to remove text or graphics from a document, and place it on the clipboard
Database
a collection of related information organized for rapid search and retrieval
Default
a setting that is automatically used unless another option is chosen
Delete
remove the character from the right of the insertion point
Desktop Publishing
the process of using a computer to combine text and graphics to create an attractive document
Document
a data file in a software application
Edit
to change an existing document
Entry
data entered into a cell
Field
a single piece of information in a database
Field selector
a small box or bar that you click to select a column in a table in a database
Font
the general shape and style of a set of characters
Footer
text and/or graphics appearing at the bottom of each page of a document
Formulas
equations used to calculate values in a spreadsheet cell
Graphics
items other than text including photos, clip art, and drawing objects
Grammar checker
checks each sentence in the document, and points out grammatical errors, such as subject and verb agreement, sentence fragments,
sentence structure, sentence length, and punctuation
Gridlines
nonprinting lines that display on the screen to show the boundary lines of a table
Header
text and/or graphics appearing at the top of each page in a document
I-beam
the shape the mouse pointer takes when it is positioned on text in a document
Mathematical functions
perform calculations that you could do using a scientific calculator
Merge
to combine multiple cells into a single cell, usually to create a title or informational text for the worksheet
Orientation
determines whether your document will be lengthwise or crosswise on a sheet of paper
Overtype mode
in this mode, new text replaces existing characters
Paste
to place text or graphics from the clipboard into a document
Presentations
slide shows created using special graphics application software that can be displayed on screen or projected using a projector attached to a
computer
Preview
allows the document to be viewed in full page format to check the layout prior to printing
Query
enables you to locate multiple records matching a specified criteria in a single action
Range
a selected group of cells
Record
a group of fields in a database
Report
a database object that allows you to organize, summarize, and print all or a portion of the data in a database
Row
in a worksheet rows across the screen horizontally and are identified by numbers at the left of the grid
Save
to store a document file on a disk or other storage medium
Scroll
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
Sizing handles
small squares or circles surrounding a graphic or object, indicating that it is selected
Slide design
specifies a color scheme, text format, background, bullet style, and graphics for all the slides in a powerpoint presentation
Slide layout
the way text and objects are arranged on a presentation slid
Slide master
a template used to make uniform changes to slide characteristics such as background color, repeated graphics or text, font, and text color
Sorting
the process of creating a list organized on a specific criterion
Spell checker
the process of checking the spelling of words in a document against a dictionary of known words and offering advice on how to make
corrections
Spreadsheet
an organized table of financial or other numerical information
Table
a file in a relational database management systems or information arranges in rows and columns so readers can easily understand the information
Template
a file that contains formatting and text that you can customize to create a new document similar to, but slightly different from, the original
Thesaurus
a feature in word processing software that allows you to quickly find alternative words or synonyms for a word in your document
Toggle
use the same procedure to turn an option on or off
Transitions
determine the changes in the display that occur as you move from one presentation slide to another
Value
a single piece of numeric data used in the calculations of a worksheet
View
example normal view, print layout view, web layout view, reading layout view and outline view
Word Processing
software you use to prepare text documents such as letters, reports, flyers, brochures, and books
Word wrap
text automatically moves to the next line when it reaches the right margin
Workbook
a collection of related worksheets
Worksheet
a grid of rows and columns containing numbers, text, and formulas