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technology vocab

Active cell The highlighted box where you can enter numbers or formulas in a spreadsheet.
Alignment How your text conforms to the left and right margins of a page. Also called justification.(right, left, center, full)
AND A way to search for information using specific capitalized words. Boolean logic created by mathematician George Boole.
Animated clip art A moving graphic.
Anti-virus An application designed to search for invasions and to repair computer files.
Application Program or software
Application/software Programs that allow user to complete tasks such as typing, fill spreadsheets, create databases, draw pictures, and play games.
Arrow keys Move cursor up, down, left, or right
Ascending order Organizing information from smallest to largest, A-Z, or 1-9.
AUP-Acceptable Use Policy Rules and policies set to control Internet use and to protect the user.
Axis A feature of a chart, on which you can plot numbers. (Horizontal-X, Vertical-Y)
Bar graph Chart used to compare data and changes in data over time.
Bold A style of text that makes a letter or word darker and thicker.
Button A little box on your screen that you click on with your mouse to accomplish a task.
Button bar A horizontal strip of boxes near the top of a window. It provides shortcuts for commonly used commands.
Buttons, multimedia A "hotspot" used in multimedia applications to navigate from one place to another or to activate elements.
Calculate The working of mathematical equations.
Cell The space at the intersection of a row and column in a spreadsheet.
Chart A way to present information from a spreadsheet in the form of graphs or tables.
Circle graph A picture showing the relationship of two or more sets of data using a circle.
Clip art Drawings you can add to your documents or presentations.
Column The vertical divisions in a spreadsheet that are named with an alphabetical letter.
Copy To make an exact copy of information in your document, so you can place in order to duplicate it in a new location.
CPU (Central Processing Unit) The main chip that allows computers to do millions of calculations per second and makes it possible for users to write letters and balance your checkbook.
Credits To give reference to the creator and source of the information used in a presentation.
Cursor This is where the action is located on your screen, represented by a flashing line.
Database Software application that helps manage large collections of information. A simple database might be a single file containing many records, with the same set of fields.
Delete A key used to erase characters.
Descending Order Organizing or sorting information in order from largest to smallest, Z-A or 9-1.
Desktop The background on the windows, menus, and dialog boxes on a PC.
Desktop publishing Using features of word processing software to format and produce documents, letters, reports, flyers, and newsletters with graphics.
Domain The part of an Internet address that identifies where a person's account is located.
Email Sending and receiving messages through a computer network. This process requires a computer, modem or network connection, and an email address. (telecommunication)
Edit To make changes in a document or presentation.
Enter/Return The key used to begin a new line in a word processor, or to enter information into a spreadsheet. It is the same as clicking OK in a dialog box.
Entry bar The field where information is entered in a spreadsheet.
Field A place in a database record where a category of information can be entered or located.
File A set of related records in a database.
Firewall Technology that prevents users from visiting inappropriate Web sites, and protects the network from unauthorized users.
Font The shape and style of text.
Format To set the margins, tabs, font or line spacing in layout of a document.
Freeware Software written and then donated to the public, so anyone is free to copy it and share it with their friends.
GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) A file format for pictures, etc. that are compressed so that they can be sent across telephone lines quickly. Format widely used on the Internet and limited to 256 colors, so they cannot be used for high-end desktop publishing.
Graph A picture shows the relationship of one or more sets of numbers to each other. Some graph types are line, bar, area, and pie graphs.
Graphic Images/pictures created, edited, and/or published using a computer.
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