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Keyboarding Exam

vocab for exam

TermDefinition
Arrow Keys keys on a keyboard that move the cursor left right up or down
Paper size the size of a standard sheet of paper is 8 1/2 * 11 inches
posture the position of the body or parts of the body
Proofreading the processor comparing a copy on screen or paper to the original copy and marking errors for correction
Quadruple spacing the type of spacing where you would manually press the enter key four times and three blank lines would be between each keyed line
QWERTY keyboard the most common keyboard arrangement named for the first letters across the top row
reference initials initials of the person that typed the letter or memo if different from the writer initials should be double spaced after the body and typed in lowercase letters
return/ enter key key on the keyboard that is used to enter information into a computer or to return the cursor to the beginning of a new line
return address the sender's address is typed in a personal letter and is part of the letterhead in a business letter
return key key on the keyboard that is used to enter information into a computer or retune the cursor to the beginning of a new line
shift key key on the keyboard that is used to capitalize letters when pressed with that letter key
single spacing the type of spacing where you would manually press the enter key one time and no blank lines are between each keyed line
space bar key on the keyboard that spaces the cursor forward one space at a time and produces no blank lines are between each keyed line
symbol key key on the keyboard that contains a symbol such as $ * &
tab key key on a keyboard that is used to move the cursor directly to a tab spot
Technique the form and keying that a typist uses while operating the keyboard.
text the actual structure of words in a piece of writ ing or printing
triple spacing the type of spacing where you would manually press the enter key 3 times and 2 blank lines would be between each keyed line.
word wrap in word processing the automatic movement of a word to the next line when it is begun near the end of a line of text on which it is to long to fit it eliminates the need to hit enter/ return at the end of each line except when starting a new paragraph
backspace using the backspace key on the keyboard that moves the cursor to the left one space at a time and on some keyboards and with most word proccessing software - deletes characters
block style a letter style in which all lines of the letter are aligned with the left margin
backspace key key on the keyboard that moves the cursor to the left one space at a time and on some keyboards and with most word software - deletes characters
caps lock key on the keyboard that is used to key all capital letters without holding the shift key
carpal tunnel syndrome a disorder that causes numbness in the hand and pain in the wrist due to the compression of the median nerve which runs down the arm and fingers caused by short repeditive movement such as typing
dateline the date that the letter was written
double space when keying text the act of spacing text 2 lines apart
enter key key on the keyboard that is used to enter info into a computer or to return the cursor to the beginning of a new line.
ESC key key on the keyboard that is used to exit a program
guide words a heading typed at the beginning of a memorandum consisting of TO FROM DATE SUBJECT these four words should be typed in bold all caps and should be followed by a colon
home row keys A S D F J K L ; these are designated as the keys from which all keystrokes are made this is considered to be the starting point for hands when beginning to keyboard
keyboarding the ability to enter text by using the correct fingers without looking at the keys
letter keys keys on a keyboard which contain the letters of the alphabet
line spacing the vertical spacing between lines of text there are 66 lines per page
number keys keys on the keyboard which contain the numerals 0-9
Created by: ainsleybetcher