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bitmapped graphics

images created with a matrix of computer elements


one intersection of a row and a column in a table


collection of related information organized for rapid search and retrieval


database table that stores subject-based data; a primary object in a database.


in Access, a single piece of database information, such as a first name, a last name, or a telephone number; in Word, an indication of a location in which variable text or data can be inserted.


use of text, graphics, audio, and video in some combination to create an effective means of communication and interaction


discrete item that provides a description of virtually anything known to a computer.

object linking and embedding (OLE)

technology developed by Microsoft that lets you create a document or object in one program and then link and/or embed that data into another program

presentation software

software that is used to create and edit information to present in an electronic slide show format.

primary key

unique identifier of each record in an Access table.


database object which enables you to locate multiple records matching a specified criteria.


group of related fields in a database, such as all the contact information for an individual.


grid of rows and columns into which you enter text data (i.e., surnames, cities, states) and numerical data (i.e.,dates, currency, and percentages)


datasheet that stores subject-based data. It is a primary object an Access database.

text editor

basic word processing application

utility program

systems software that perform tasks related to managing the computer's resources, file management, diagnostics, and other specialized chores.

vector graphics

graphic that use points, lines, curves, and shapes based on mathematical equations to represent images.

word processing software

software used to prepare text documents such as letters, reports, flyers, brochures, and books.


where worksheets are stored; a workbook contains one or more worksheets


spreadsheet in Excel, consisting of a grid of rows and columns containing numbers, text, and formulas.

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