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CAI EOC Review

CAI - ALL Units - End of Course Prep

Access Keys Shortcut keys; keys used in combination to create actions or functions in a software package.
Application Software Any program that processes data for the user.
Close Process of quitting the open window or application.
Cursor Insertion point in a document in the form of a blinking vertical line on the screen.
Default The current setting or action taken by hardware or software if the user has not specified otherwise.
Folder Location to save a document and organize many files.
Hardware Machinery and equipment such as CPU, keyboard, monitor, etc.
Input Device Hardware used to enter various types of data into a computer, such as a mouse, microphone, pen tablet, etc.
Log In The process of gaining entry into a computer or network.
Maximize The process of making a window larger.
Minimize The process of making a window smaller; shrink to an icon on the taskbar.
Mouse Hardware used to move the cursor around a document or select menus.
Network A system that transmits any combination of voice, video, or data between users; includes the network operating system in the client and server machines, the cables connecting them, and all supporting hardware in between.
Operating System The software that runs on a computer that is responsible for file management, disks, peripherals, and the general operation of the computer system such as Windows or Mac DOS.
Output Device Hardware that allows the user to view or hear processed data.
Password Keyword used to access information on a network, Web Site, etc.
Restore To refresh or bring back to original position or size.
Save The process of naming and storing a file for use at a later time.
Save As The process of renaming a file that already exists.
Shortcut Keys Keyboard combinations used to perform certain tasks, such as printing, saving, copying, bolding, etc.
Shut-Down The process of closing all applications and the operating system.
Software Instructions for the computer; a series of instructions that perform a particular task is called a program.
Stand-Alone A computer that is not permanently connected to a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN).
Start-Up The process of turning on the computer and logging to the operating system.
System Software Software made up of control program, such as the operating system and database management system (DBMS).
TaskBar An onscreen toolbar that displays the active applications (tasks); clicking on the taskbar button restores the application to its previous appearance.
Text File A file that hold text without any formatting and can be opened in numerous applications.
AutoComplete A word processing feature that automatically finishes certain text items or phrases after the user begins typing, such as dates, names, greetings, etc.
Backspace Deleting text to the left of the insertion point.
Business Letter Formal means of communication outside a business.
Default Setting The current setting or action taken by hardware or software if the user has not specified otherwise.
Delete Removing text to the right of the insertion point.
File Management The process of organizing files and folders; names appropriately, using folders, etc.
Folder Storage directory for files or other folders in a computer.
Font A type of design applied to an entire set of characters, such as Arial, Times New Roman, etc.
Font Size The height of characters in points.
Font Style Emphasis added to text such as underline, bold, italics, etc.
Grammar Check A feature that check sentence structure and punctuation in a document.
Insert Key Used to switch from regular editing to typeover/overtype mode.
Memo Correspondence within a company or an organization.
Non-Printing Characters Hidden formatting marks that do not print and are helpful in locating formatting errors.
Print Preview Menu option that allows the user to look at a document before printing to ensure proper formatting.
Proofreading Editing a printed or electronic document for errors.
Reports A one-page or multi-page document used to summarize research or findings.
Spell Check A feature used to locate and correct spelling errors.
Thesaurus A tool used to look up synonyms for a selected word to add variety and interest in a document, such as a report.
Word Wrap Text automatically moves from one line to the next line.
Bullets A symbol used to precede text, usually in an outline or a list.
Decimal Tab A tab that aligns to a certain position anchored by a decimal such as currency or numbers.
Default Tabs Preset tabs established by the software.
First-Line Indent A paragraph format in which the first line is indented from the left margin and subsequent lines remain at the left margin.
Hanging Indent A paragraph format in which the first line is moved to the left margin and subsequent lines are indented from the left.
Horizontal Centering Having equal white space on the left and right of a document.
Hyphenation Breaking words that extend beyond the right margin.
Leaders A line of dots or dashes used to draw the eye across a printed page, such as a table of contents.
Line Spacing The amount of space between lines of text.
Paragraph Alignment Position of text in a document.
Paragraph Spacing The amount of space before and after a paragraph.
Vertical Centering Text with equal white space in the top and bottom margins.
Clipboard Temporary storage area where text or images are stored when cut or copied.
Copy To duplicate a selected object or text without removing the selection from its original place.
Cut To move text or an image from one document to another or one location to another within a document.
Find/Replace A tool used to look for certain words, documents, or formatting in a document.
Paste The process of placing text or objects into a document from a clipboard.
Replace all Substituting all occurrences of a word, phrase, or formatting in a document.
Active Cell The cell that appears outlined with a thick border on the worksheet.
Cell The intersection of a row an a column where data or functions can be entered, such as B12, C4, and A2.
Cell Address (Name) The letter and number that represent the intersection of the column and row to form a cell.
Column Vertical group of cells identified by a letter in a worksheet.
Currency Number format that prints dollar symbols and commas and specified decimal places.
Formula A series of calculations, expressions, numbers, and operators to carry out a command in mathematics.
General Format Shows only the digits in the number and no commas.
Label Entry in a cell that begins with a letter and is left aligned.
Math Operators Symbols used in mathematical calculations. (*,+,-,
Mathematical Order of Operation The order in which calculations take place.(exponents, parentheses, multiply, divide, add, and subtract)
Row Horizontal group of cells identified by a number in a worksheet.
SUM (AutoSum) Built-in formula that calculates the sum of a range of cells.
Value Entry in a cell that begins with a number and is right-aligned.
Workbook A collection of worksheets.
Worksheet An individual page or sheet in a workbook, shown by a tab at the bottom of the screen.
Attachment A file that is included with an e-mail that can be opened by the user.
Browser A program that allows a user to display HTML - developed web pages.
Cookie A collection of information stored on the local computer of a Word Wide Web user; used chiefly by web sites to identify previous users.
Computer Ethics What is morally right or wrong when using computers, internet resources, and e-mail.
Contact A list of e-mail addresses of friends and co-workers.
Copyright A law that secures for a limited time to the creators the exclusive right to their works; copyright law protects such things as music, CDs, poetry, novels, books, artwork, movies, newspapers, etc.
E-Mail An electronic form of communication.
Fair Use Laws Laws regarding the use of copyrighted materials for educational and reporting purposes.
Favorites (Bookmarks) Saved sites in the user's browser which are used frequently.
Hyperlink Text, cell, or an object that when clicked "jumps to" another location, such as another file location or a website.
Internet A network of computers connected to each other.
Public Domain Materials that have no copyright and can be used without permission.
Reply An option used to respond to a sender's e-mail.
Search Engines A database website that allows the user to locate links to specific information given search criteria, such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
Send The last step in creating an e-mail correspondence.
Universal Resource Location (URL) The address of a resource on the Internet.
Word Wide Web (WWW) A networked hypertext system that allows documents to be shared over the internet.
Animation Special effects added to objects or text in a slide.
Design Template/Theme Provides consistency in design and color throughout the entire presentation.
Diagram A visual representation of data to help readers better understand relationships among data, such as an organizational chart, venn diagram, and pyramids.
Handouts A printing option that puts multiple slides on a page such as 3, 4, 6, 8 per page.
Outline A view or printing options which shows only the text.
Presentation Software A graphics program that allows you to produce professional looking slide shows.
Slide The area where you create, edit, and display information in a presentation.
Slide Layout Specifies the arrangement of placeholders on a slide.
Slide Transition The animated way in which the slide appears and leaves the screen during a slide show.
Speaker Notes (Notes Page) A view or printing option that allows the user to add personal notes concerning the slide show.
Timings An option used to automate features in a slide show, such as slide transitions, animation, or audio.
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