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Active Cell The thick-bordered cell where you can enter numbers or formulas in a spreadsheet.
Alignment How your text conforms to the left and right margins of a page.
AND A way to search for information using the words AND, OR and NOT.
Animated clip art A moving clip art graphic.
Anti-Virus An application designed to search for viruses and repair files on a computer.
Application Program or software.
Application/Software Programs that allow you to accomplish certain tasks.
Arrow Keys The keys on a computer keyboard used to move the cursor up, down, left, or right on your screen.
Ascending Order Organizing or sorting information in order from smallest to largest, A-Z, or 1-9.
AUP - Acceptable use Policy A set of rules and guidelines that are set up to regulate Internet use and to protect the user.
Axis A feature of a chart, on which you can plot numbers.
Bar Graph One type of graph developed from spreadsheet data that uses parallel bars to compare data and changes in data over time.
Bold A style of text that makes a letter or word darker and thicker to stand out in a document
Button A little box on your screen that you click on with your mouse to accomplish a task.
Button Bar A horizontal strip of buttons near the top of a window.
Buttons, Multimedia A "hot spot" used in multimedia applications to navigate from one place to another or to activate elements (e.g., sound, movies, animation).
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 circler.
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.
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/DTP 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.
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.
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) (Pronounced: "jiff".) A file format for pictures, photographs, and drawings that are compressed so that they can be sent across telephone lines quickly.
Graph A picture shows the relationship of one or more sets of numbers to each other.
Graphic Images/Pictures created, edited, and/or published using a computer.
Hacker An unauthorized person who secretly gains access to computer files.
Hardware Part of the computer system such as a keyboard, screen, mouse, joystick, printer, speakers, etc.
Highlight or Select T choose part of a document by clicking and dragging over it with the mouse to highlight the text.
Home page An introductory screen on a web page on the World wide web, used to welcome visitors.
Home row Keys on the keyboard with fingers on the left hand are on A,S,D,F and fingers in the right hand on J,K,l,;.
Host the name given to a computer directly connected to the Internet.
Hyperlink or Hypertext Special text when clicked jumps the user from one related topic to another.
Illustration Clip art, graphics or drawings on a computer.
Indent To set the first line of a paragraph in from the margin in a word processing document.
Internet Term given to the network of computers that provide information worldwide.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) A standard for shrinking graphics so they can be sent faster between modems and take up less space on your hard drive.
Keyboard The hardware device used to enter letters into the computer.
Keyword A word or reference point used to describe content on a Web page that search engines use to properly index the page.
Label The term given to the words entered on a spreadsheet usually naming a column.
Landscape The page setup that permits a document to be printed in a horizontal position.
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