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Computer Apps. Vocab

Contiguous Files (or text) located next to each other in a folder (or document).
Purge To clear out, delete, or erase completely.
Operating System Software that allocates system resources, manages storage space and helps the computer perform essential tasks such as displaying information on the screen and saving data.
WYSIWYG Used to describe a system in which content (text and graphics) displayed onscreen looks the same as it does when it is printed or displayed as a finished product.
Style A set of formatting options that you can apply to selected text by clicking its icon on the ribbon.
Backstage View The File tab of the Ribbon, which provides access to file level options and program settings.
Contextual Tab A Ribbon tab that contains commands related to the selected object so you can manipulate, edit, and format that object.
Theme Controls a variety of colors fonts and other visual effects available.
Parenthetical Reference In an MLA documented paper, referring to an author and the page number of a source within the text of the paper.
Footnote An explanatory comment or references that appears at the bottom of a page where such information can be inserted.
Gallery A menu or grid that shows a visual representation of the options available when you click a button.
Function A named operation that returns a value; used to simplify formulas.
Absolute Cell Reference A cell reference that remains fixed when the cell formula is copied to a new location.
Relative Cell Reference A cell reference that is interpreted in relation to the location of the cell containing the formula.
Conditional Format Formatting that is applied only when a cell’s value meets a specified condition.
Embed To insert the copy of an object in the destination file, along with a link to the source program, allowing the user to edit the object using the source program’s commands.
Argument The numbers, text or cell references used by the function to return a value.
Filter A set of restrictions placed on the data to isolate a subset of the data.
Cell Range A group of cells which can be either adjacent or nonadjacent.
Value Numbers which can be used for calculations, right aligned within the cell.
Label Text or numbers which cannot be used for calculations, left aligned within the cell.
Primary Key A field or collection of fields, whose values uniquely identify each record in a database table.
Datasheet The display of a table’s contents in rows and columns where each row is a separate record and each column contains the field values for one field in the table.
Form A database object created and customized to maintain, view, and print records in a database in different and useful ways.
Relational Database A collections of related tables stored in the same file.
Field A single characteristic or attribute of a person, place, object, event, or idea.
Record A complete set of field values for a specific person, place, object, event, or idea.
Table A collection of fields that describe a person, place, object, event or idea.
Query A question asked by the user about the data stored in a database. In response, the database displays the specific records and fields that answer your question.
Design View The database view you use to define or modify a table structure or the properties of the fields in a table.
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