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alignment Term that refers to the way text or graphics lines up horizontally between page margins.
autocomplete A Word feature that automatically inserts dates and other regularly used items as you type.
autocorrect A Word feature that automatically corrects common typing errors, such as typing ”adn” for “and.”(
backstage view The FILE tab of the ribbon, which provides access to various screens with commands for managing files and Word options.
contextual tab A ribbon tab that contains commands related to a selected object, so you can manipulate, edit, and format that object; appears on the ribbon only when an object is selected.
font A set of characters with the same typeface.
gallery A menu or grid that shows a visual representation of the options available when you click a button.
group A collection of buttons for related commands on a ribbon tab
handle The square, circle, or other shape on the border of a selected object, which you can drag to change the object’s shape, size, or position.
hyperlink Text or a graphic you can click to jump to another file or to somewhere else in the same file; the two most common types are email hyperlinks and web hyperlinks.
insertion point The blinking cursor that indicates where characters will appear when you start typing.
justified alignment A type of alignment in which full lines of text are evenly spaced between both the left and the right margins, and no text is ragged.
landscape orientation A page layout in which the document is wider than it is tall.
left alignment A type of alignment in which text is aligned along the left margin, with the text along the right margin ragged, or uneven.
line spacing The amount of space that appears between lines of text within a paragraph
live preview An Office feature that shows the results that would occur in your file, such as the effects of formatting options on a document’s appearance, if you clicked the option you are pointing to.
manual line break A line break that starts a new line without starting a new paragraph; also called a soft return
margin The blank space around the edges of a document’s content
mini toolbar A toolbar that appears next to the pointer whenever you select text; contains buttons for the most commonly used formatting commands, such as font, font size, styles, color, alignment, and indents
navigation bar The panel on the left side of the window in Backstage view; it contains commands for working with the open document and for changing the settings that control how Word works.
nonprinting character A character that appears on screen but not on the printed page
orientation The position of the page relative to the text. See also landscape orientation; portrait orientation
paragraph border An outline around one or more paragraphs in a document.
paragraph mark Nonprinting character that indicates the end of a paragraph
paragraph spacing The space, measured in points, that appears directly above and below a paragraph.
point A unit of measurement for measuring fonts and graphics; a point is equal to 1/72 of an inch
portrait orientation The default page layout for Word, with the page taller than it is wide
print layout view The default Word view; most closely resembles how your document will look when printed.
quick access toolbar A collection of buttons that provides one-click access to commonly used commands, such as Save, Undo, and Repeat
ribbon The main set of commands, located at the top of the Word window, organized into tabs and groups that you click to complete tasks
screentip A box with descriptive text about an object or button; appears when you point to that object or button
shading Background color applied to one or more paragraphs, an entire page, or cells in a table
shortcut menu A menu that appears when you right-click an item; the commands on a shortcut menu are related to the item you right-clicked
status bar An area at the bottom of the Word window that provides information about the program, open file, or current task or selection; it also contains buttons and other controls for working with the document and its content
tab The part of the ribbon that contains commands related to particular activities or tasks.
task pane A window that helps you navigate through a complex task or feature
template A Word file that contains formatting and generic, placeholder text useful for a specific type of document such as a resume or fax cover sheet.
text effects Visual enhancements such as outlines, shading, shadows, and reflections that you can add to text.
title bar The area at the top of a program window that displays the name of the open file and the program’s name
touch mode An Office setting that allows you to interact with the Word screen using your finger instead of a mouse pointer.
zooming Magnifying or shrinking the display of content in the Word window.
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