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DCT Chapter 1

Key Terms

software A set of instructions, also called a program or application, that tells a computer how to perform tasks.
operating system Software that controls all of the other software programs and allows the computer to perform basic tasks.
hardware All of the physical parts of a computer.
digital information that is represented as individual pieces of data using the numbers 1 and 0, rather than as a continuous stream.
hard drive the built-in storage device inside a computer.
input Information that is entered into a computer.
output information that a computer produces or processes.
external storage device A storage device that can be easily removed from a computer and is often small and portable.
read-only memory Memory that holds data that can be read by a digital device but can not be changed or deleted.
e-portfolio A collection of the best documents and projects you have created and saved in an electronic format.
CTRL+B to bold a text
CTRL+I to italicize text
CTRL+U to underline text
CTRL+[ To decrease font size
CTRL+] To increase font size
CTRL+C To copy text
CTRL+X To cut text
CTRL+V To paste text
CTRL+Z To undo
CTRL+R To right align text
CTRL+L To left align text
CTRL+E To center text
SHIFT+ARROW KEYS To select text
CTRL+A To select all text
CTRL+S To save a file
F12 To save as a file
CTRL+P To print a document
ALT+F4 To close a document
Word processor a program or machine for storing, manipulating, and formatting text entered from a keyboard and providing a printout.
Microsoft Word a graphical word processing program that users can type with.
Google docs documents and spreadsheets can be created, edited and stored online.
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