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word processing act of creating, editing and producing a text document
mail merge personalized letter which is sent to multiple individuals with the only difference being the individuals’ names
macro series of commands or instructions grouped together to accomplish a single command which accomplishes a task automatically
non-printing characters symbols which appear on the screen but are not visible on the printed page
cursor black blinking line located on the document
insertion point location where the text will begin
alignment location of the beginning of the text
word wrap natural ability of text to move to the next line when it does not fit on the current line
hard return process of hitting the enter key and switching lines
soft return switching of lines which occurs naturally during word processing when the end of a line is reached
dragging process of moving the mouse over an area of text
non-contiguous selection selecting only certain portions of a document without selecting the entire document
clipboard temporary storage location for all of the items which have been cut or copied on the computer
cutting process of removing text and placing it on the clipboard so it can be relocated either in the same document or another document
copying process of making an exact replica of text or an object to move to another location without disturbing the original selection
pasting process of moving items placed on the clipboard to a location in a file
formatting act of customizing a document to fit the user’s needs by adjusting pieces of the document
AutoComplete feature which guesses the names of calendar items as they are typed and then suggests the complete word
AutoCorrect automatically makes corrections to a document such as capitalization, spelling, grammar and typing errors
AutoFormat as You Type tool which applies built-in formats as text is typed
spell check tool which notifies the user of possible misspelled or misused words
grammar check proofreading tool which automatically identifies grammatical problems
thesaurus built-in reference for finding synonyms
indent space between the margin and where the text begins
first-line indent description of an indent in a paragraph when only the first line of the text in the paragraph is indented
hanging indent description of an indent when the first line is not indented but all of the following lines are indented in a paragraph
margins blank areas around the sides of a page
alignment position of the text between the margins
left align positions text so it is aligned along the left margin
center align positions text centered between the right and lift margins
right align positions text so it is aligned along the right margin
justify aligns text to both the left and right margins adding extra space between words as necessary
page orientation layout position of a piece of paper for printing
portrait orientation page is rotated so it is longer than it is wide
landscape orientation page is rotated so it is wider than it is long
page breaks divisions between the pages of a document
header text which is printed at the top of each page of a document
footer text which is printed at the bottom of each page of a document
row runs from left to right on a table
column runs from top to bottom of a table
cell result of a row and column crossing; area where text and objects can be inserted
SmartArt graphic diagram which shows a process or list in a visual form
text wrap ability of text to be around a graphic in a document
Created by: jennyj