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How the edges of a line, paragraph, object, or table are positioned horizontally and vertically between the margins or on a page
Sort order arranging text or numbers from A to Z, from smallest to largest, or from earliest to latest
Automatic Page Break
A feature that automatically generates a new page, allowing text to flow to the new page when space runs out on the previous one; also known as a Soft Page Break
Bullets and Numbering
A feature in a word processing application that allows the user to create outlines or itemized lists with either icons or numbers
A feature that includes pre-made illustrations, drawings, pictures, and other graphics that can be inserted into a document
One of two or more vertical sections of printed material on page; usually separated by margins
Copy and Paste
A feature that allows a user to select text or a graphic, duplicate it and place it in another location within a document
Cut and Paste
A feature that allows a user to select text or a graphic, remove it from its current location and place it in another location within a document
Sort order arranging text or numbers from Z to A, largest to smallest, or latest to earliest
Through the use of a personal computer, combining text and graphics to produce high-quality documents, such as newsletters, flyers, brochures, etc.
Drag and Drop
A feature that allows a user to select text using a mouse or pointing device and quickly move (drag) it to a different location
Find and Replace
A feature that scans a document, searches for occurrences of specific text, symbols or formatting, and allows a user to replace it with new text, symbols or formatting
In word processing, to utilize features that enhance the appearance and overall layout of text, graphics and tables within a document
Drawings, pictures, or other illustrations inserted in a document to either explain data or enhance the appearance of text on a page
A break in a line or a paragraph that is forced by the user when the return key is pressed, creating a new paragraph
To move text horizontally away from the left or right margin, setting it apart from surrounding text
A page layout in which documents are printed across the length of a page, making the page wider than it is tall
Manual Page Break
A page break the end user forces into a document, creating a new page at a specific location; also known as a Hard Page Break
The white space surrounding the content of a page at the top, bottom, left and right sides, defining where a line of text begins and ends
A page layout in which documents are printed across the width of a page, making the page taller than it is wide
A feature that allows the user to view a document onscreen and make necessary formatting changes prior to printing it
To arrange a list alphabetically (text) or numerically (numbers), in ascending or descending order
A formatting feature that allows the user to control where a line of text will be entered and how the text will be aligned so that when the tab key is pressed, the insertion point will move to that location
A feature that includes pre-made documents that allow the user to fill-in-the-blanks to create new documents, such as calendars, invoices, reports, resumes, etc.; enhances user's efficiency and creativity
A feature that allows the user to view synonyms and antonyms and automatically replace words for enhanced writing
A feature that allows the user to view the current page of a document onscreen in different ways
The use of software applications to create, edit, format, print and save text-based documents such as letters, reports, and memos
A feature that automatically moves text to the next line when the previous line is full without the user pressing the enter key; also called a soft return
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