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KA-SS Exam Review

Keyboarding terms

Boot A computer term meaning to start up the system
Print Preview What you see is what you get
Kilobyte 1042 bytes
Binary Code A low level computer language
File A block of information stored on a disk or drive
Virus A computer program that is written to cause harm
Printer A device that prints text or graphics on paper
Outline mode A feature of word processing software that automatically puts int he numeric line identification
Line spacing A format command in application software that identify/changes the spacing between lines of type
center A format feature that automatically places text in the horizontal or vertical center
Table A format in application software that sets up data in rows and columns
Italicize A function found in most application softwares that slants the letters of any font
Word wrap A function of the software that moves the cursor automatically to the next line when the text exceeds the margin
Bullet A graphic or character placed in front of a line for emphasis
Keyboard A hardware device with multiple keys/buttons used to input data into a computer
Enter A key on the keyboard that moves the cursor to the next line
Toggle A key that switches the computer back and forth from one function to another
Control key A key when pressed with another key give the key a new meaning depending on the software program
Tab A keyboard function that advances the cursor to a preset location
Character A letter, symbol, or number
Formula A list of mathematical operations used most frequently in spreadsheet software
Menu A list of options
LAN A network of computers within a building or buildings
Portrait A page orientation where the page is taller than it is wide
Letter size A paper length that is used for letters and other correspondence
Legal size A paper size that is used in the legal profession
Graphic A picture or image on a computer screen or in a computer file
Icon A picture that represents a command, a program, or a document
Filter A program within a database program
Query A question used to choose data from a database
Network A set of computers that are connected together by wires, telephone lines, or satelite
Zoom A software feature that lets you see an up close view of a character or graphic
Directory A software feature that organizes files that have something in common
Browser A software program that is required to allow the user to access the internet
Buffer A temporary pocket of memory store on the RAM chip
Bold A type/font style that appears darker
Drag A verb describing the movement of the mouse or cursor
Column A vertical grouping of data
Maximize A Windows software feature that makes a window take over the whole screen or become as large as possible
Overtype A word processing editing feature that makes characters disappear as new characters are keyed in
Cell value actual numeric value of data in a cell
word processing An application software designed to create text documents
Spreadsheet An application software set up in rows and columns
Copy An editing activity where copy is duplicated and saved to a buffer of memory to be put somewhere else in a document
Cut An editing activity where copy is removed and saved to a buffer of memory to be put somewhere else in a document
Search engine An internet site that is designed to find information
CD An optically readable disk that stores data
Hardware Any piece of computer equipment that can be touched
Font Appearance of printer characters
Gigabyte Approximately one billion bytes
Megabyte Approximately one million bytes
Edit Arranging, changing, and correcting existing text
Monitor Computer hardware that provides visual output
ROM Computer memory that contains instructions that do not need to be changed
RAM Computer's main working memory
Byte Eight bits arranged in sequence
Email Electronic mail
Spam emails sent without consent
Data Information
Output Information that a computer creates as a result of its processing
Software Instructions the computer follows to make it function
Motherboard Main circuit board
Backup Make a duplicate copy of a program, disk, or data
Boolean logic Named after the mathematician who discovered that logical reasoning could be represented in math terms
Database One of the common computer applications that is a collection of data
Spyware Personal information gathered without their knowing
Bit Smallest unit of information a computer handles
Scroll Software feature that allows the user to move through the document
Input Text and data that are entered into a computer
Header Text appearing at the top of a page throughout the document
Footer Text appearing at the bottom of a page throughout the document
Margin The blank area that frames a document
Computer Programming Language The code that makes up software instructions
Default The computer setting determined by the software developer or preset by the user
Homepage The first page that comes up when you connect to the internet
Hard drive The hardware where data is stored within a computer server
Record The items listed in a database regarding one individual or thing
Internet The large international network of computers which host websites
Points The measure used in determining size of a character used in text
Windows The name given to the graphical operating system produced by Microsoft Corp.
Row heading The number identifying a horizontal row of a spreadsheet or database
Landscape The paper position that is wider than it is long
Cyberspace The part of society that exists in networked computer systems rather than in a physical location
CPU The part of the computer where the arithmetic and logical operation are performed
Cell The rectangular area in a spreadsheet or database where data is inputted
Ergonomics The science of designing machines and working environments to suit human needs
Memory The space in or used with the computer where information is stored
Gridlines The vertical and horizontal lines on a screen used in spreadsheets and databases
Glitch Timing error in a computer
Insert To enter data or a data file within a document or within text
Import To insert text or graphics from another place like a file or the internet
Minimize To make a window as small as possible
Format To setup a document so it appears the way desired
URL An internet address
Created by: LewisKA



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