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CA Vocab. Terms

Computer Applications Vocab. Terms Sem. 2 (2012-13)

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.
Sparkline A graphical representation of the data embedded within a cell.
Slide Master The key benefit of using this feature of a presentation program allows for universal style changes to all parts of the presentation.
SmartArt A visual representation of the information.
Animation This feature makes objects move on a slide and should be used sparingly.
Transition Movement between slides in a presentation.
Poster Frame Provides viewers with a preview image of a video.
Notes Pane Use this to add reminders, talking points, or other pieces of information not shown on the individual slides to aid the presenter.
File Extension A group of letters occurring after a period in a file name, indicating the purpose or contents of the file.
Browser Software A software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the Internet.
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