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Word Lesson 1

Understanding Word

Command An instruction based on an action that you perform in Word by clicking a button or entering information into a command box.
Backstage View The backstage view is a place where you can perform operations on the file.
Block Style Aligns text along the left margin, including the date, salutation, closing, and signature.
Mixed Punctuation Requires a colon after the salutation and a comma after the closing
Open Punctuation Requires no punctuation after the salutation or the closing
Dialog Box A box that contains more information or additional options relating to the group it was opened from
Groups Collections of related word commands
Dialog Box Launcher An arrow in the lower-right hand corner of each group that opens a dialog box
I-Beam The shape your cursor makes when it is near the insertion point.
Insertion Point The place where you begin creating you text
Menu A central launching point for other places or functions
Nonprinting Characters Symbols for certain formatting commands
Preview Gives you the opportunity to see what your document will look like printed
Print Sending your document to a printer to receive a hard copy
Quick Access Toolbar Located above the Ribbon and contains commands that users use most often
Repeat Repeats your last action
Ribbon A user interface located below the quick access toolbar that contains tabs. Each tab contains different groups of commands
Save A button that, when pressed, saves your document
Save As A button that allows you to change the filename and location of your document
Settings Allows you to change specific things for your document
Tabs Locations with specific groups of commands relating to the certain tab
Template A master document with predefined page layout, fonts, margins, and styles that is used to create new documents with the same basic formatting
Undo A command that lets you cancel or undo your last action in word
White Space Space between pages of the document
Word Wrap Automatically wraps text to the next line when it reaches right margin
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