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CT Intro Sem Test

Mrs. Welch's CT Intro Semester Test

American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) coding system that computers of all types and brands can translate
Application software also called productivity software; helps you perform a specific task, such as word processing or spreadsheets
Bit in binary code it is represented by a zero or one
Byte another word for character; generally represented by eight bits
Central Processing Unit (CPU) also known as the microprocessor; the brains of the computer
Computer electronic device that receives data, processes data, stores data, and produces a result
File extension the part of a file name that comes after the period called a "dot"
File name the name assigned for identification
Folder a way to organize files into manageable groups
Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) operating systems with graphical symbols representing files, programs, and documents
Hardware the tangible, physical equipment that can be seen and touched
Icons graphic images or symbols that represent applications (programs), files, disk drives, documents, embedded objects, or linked objects
Input devices enable the user to input data and commands into the computer
Mainframe computers large, powerful computers that are used for centralized storage, processing, and management of very large amounts of data
Maximize o enlarge a window on the computer to fill the computer screen
Menu bar the horizontal bar near the top of a window that lists the different types of menus to choose from when working with documents
Microcomputer sometimes called a personal computer; used at home or at the office by one person; can fit on top of or under a desk
Microprocessor an integrated circuit silicon chip that contains the processing unit for a computer or a computerized appliance
Microsoft's Disk Operating System (MS-DOS) originally introduced with the IBM PC in 1981
Minicomputer type of computer that is designed to serve multiple users and process significant amounts of data; larger than a microcomputer, but smaller than a mainframe
Minimize to reduce a window on the screen to a button on the taskbar
Motherboard a circuit board that contains all of the computer system's main components
Network connects one computer to other computers and peripheral devices
Operating systems systems software that provide an interface between the user or application program and the computer hardware
Output devices enable the computer to give you the results of the processed data; like the monitor, projectors, or printer.
Plug and play technology that allows a hardware component to be attached to a computer so that it is automatically configured by the operating system, without user intervention
Random Access Memory (RAM) where instructions and data are stored on a temporary basis; this memory is volatile
Read-Only Memory (ROM) permanent storage; instructions are burned onto chips by the manufacturer
Restore to return a maximized or minimized window to its previous size
Scroll bar band on the right side or bottom of a window that you click to bring different parts of a document into view
Software intangible set of instructions that tell the computer what to do
Supercomputers largest and fastest computers, capable of storing and processing tremendous volumes of data
Systems software a group of programs that coordinate and control the resources and operations of a computer system
Task bar the horizontal band at the bottom of the desktop that includes the Start button, minimized window buttons, and a row of icons usually related to input and output devices
Technology the application of scientific discoveries to the production of goods and services that improve the human environment
Title bar the horizontal band in a window that displays the name of the program, data file, or another type of window
Tool bar the horizontal band in a window that displays the name of the program, data file, or another type of window
Troubleshooting analyzing problems to correct faults in the system
Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard for computer ports that support data transfer rates of up to 12 million bits per second
Utility software systems software that perform tasks related to managing the computer's resources, file management, diagnostics, and other specialized chores
Virus a computer program that is written to cause corruption of data
Window rectangular area of the screen used to display a program, data, or other information
Active cell a selected cell in a worksheet
Alignment describes how text is positioned between the left and right margins on a page - left, center, right, or justified
Cell the intersection of a single row and a single column
Chart a graphical representation of worksheet or table data
Clipart prepared pictures and other artwork you can insert into a document
Clipboard a temporary storage area for text and/or graphics that are to be cut or copied and then pasted to another location
Column in a worksheet _____ run down the screen vertically and are identified by a letter across the top of the grid
Copy to duplicate a selection, file, folder, etc., so that you can place it in another position or location
Crop to trim a graphic
Cut to remove text or graphics from a document, and place it on the clipboard
Database a collection of related information organized for rapid search and retrieval
Default a setting that is automatically used unless another option is chosen
Delete remove the character from the right of the insertion point
Desktop Publishing the process of using a computer to combine text and graphics to create an attractive document
Document a data file in a software application
Edit to change an existing document
Entry data entered into a cell
Font the general shape and style of a set of characters
Footer text and/or graphics appearing at the bottom of each page of a document
Graphics items other than text including photos, clip art, and drawing objects
Grammar checker checks each sentence in the document, and points out grammatical errors, such as subject and verb agreement, sentence fragments, sentence structure, sentence length, and punctuation
Gridlines nonprinting lines that display on the screen to show the boundary lines of a table
Header text and/or graphics appearing at the top of each page in a document
I-beam the shape the mouse pointer takes when it is positioned on text in a document
Merge to combine multiple cells into a single cell, usually to create a title or informational text for the worksheet
Orientation determines whether your document will be lengthwise or crosswise on a sheet of paper
Overtype mode in this mode, new text replaces existing characters
Paste to place text or graphics from the clipboard into a document
Presentations slide shows created using special graphics application software that can be displayed on screen or projected using a projector attached to a computer
Preview allows the document to be viewed in full page format to check the layout prior to printing
Range a selected group of cells
Row in a worksheet ______across the screen horizontally and are identified by numbers at the left of the grid
Save to store a document file on a disk or other storage medium
Scroll to move (using scroll boxes or scroll arrows) through a list, a block of text, a document, or any display larger than the current window or screen
Sizing handles small squares or circles surrounding a graphic or object, indicating that it is selected
Sorting the process of creating a list organized on a specific criterion
Sorting the process of creating a list organized on a specific criterion
Spell checker the process of comparing the spelling of words in a document against a dictionary of known words and offering advice on how to make corrections
Spreadsheet an organized table of financial or other numerical information
Table a file in a relational database management systems or information arranges in rows and columns so readers can easily understand the information
Template a file that contains formatting and text that you can customize to create a new document similar to, but slightly different from, the original
Thesaurus a feature in word processing software that allows you to quickly find alternative words or synonyms for a word in your document
Toggle use the same procedure to turn an option on or off
View example normal, print layout, web layout, reading layout and outline
Word Processing software you use to prepare text documents such as letters, reports, flyers, brochures, and books
Word wrap text automatically moves to the next line when it reaches the right margin
Workbook a collection of related worksheets
Worksheet a grid of rows and columns containing numbers, text, and formulas
Artificial intelligence type of software that can process information on its own without human intervention
Browser software program used to retrieve document from the World Wide Web (WWW or Web) and to display them in a readable format
Computer crime criminal act committed through the use of a computer, such as getting into someone else's system and changing information or creating a computer virus and causing damage to others' information
Copyright the exclusive right granted by law for a certain number of years, to make and dispose of literary, musical, or artistic work
Domain name identifies a site on the Internet
Internet the largest network used as a communication tool
Intranet a network designed for the exclusive use of computer users within an organization that cannot be accessed by users outside the organization
Netiquette often used to describe rules for proper online behavior
Plagiarism claiming someone else's words as your own
Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address that tells the browser where to locate the page; it is typed into the address bar
Spam unsolicited commercial e-mail that is sent to many people at the same time to promote products or services; also called "junk" e-mail
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