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DSST Computers #3

accounting software Software that helps companies record and report their financial transactions.
application software Program designed to make users more productive and/or assist them with personal tasks.
audio editing software Application software that allows a user to modify audio clips
business software Application software that assists people in becoming more effective and efficient while performing their daily business activities.
button Graphical element that is activated to cause a specific action to take place.
clip art Collection of drawings, photos, and other images that a user can insert into documents
clip art/image gallery A collection of clip art and photos included with application software.
command Instruction on a menu that causes a program to perform a specific action.
computer-aided design (CAD) software Sophisticated type of application software that assists a professional user in creating engineering, architectural, and scientific designs
Computer-Based Training (CBT) Type of education in which students learn by using and completing exercises with instructional software. Also called computer-aided instruction.
Create To enter text or numbers, insert images, and perform other tasks with a document using an input device such as a keyboard, mouse, or digital pen
Custom Software Software that performs functions specific to a business or industry; developed by a user or at a user;s request
Database Collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data
Database Software Application software used to create, access, and manage a database; add, change, and delete data; sort and retrieve data; create forms and reports using the data
Desktop On-screen work area that has a graphical user interface.
Desktop Publishing (DTP) Software Application software used by professional designers to create sophisticated documents that can contain text, graphics, and many colors
Document Management Software Application software that provides a means for sharing, distributing, and searching through documents by converting them into a format that can be viewed by any user
Edit To make changes to the existing content of a document.
Icon Small image displayed on a computer screen that represents a program, a document, or some other object
image editing software Application software that provides the capabilities of paint software and also includes the capability to enhance and modify existing images and pictures.
legal software Application software that assists in the preparation of legal documents and provides legal information to individuals, families, and small businesses
malware Short for malicious software; programs that act without a user's knowledge and deliberately alter a computer's operations.
menu Item on the computer screen that contains a list of commands from which a user can make selections.
multimedia authoring software Software that allows users to combine text, graphics, audio, video, and animation in an interactive application and that is often used for computer-based training and Web-based presentations
online help Electronic equivalent of a user manual that usually is integrated in a program.
open source software Software provided for use, modification, and redistribution
packaged software Mass-produced , copyrighted retail software that meets the needs of a wide variety of users, not just a single company
paint software Application software that allows users to draw pictures, shapes, and other graphical images with various onscreen tools
PDF Portable Document Format. A popular file format used by document management software to save converted documents.
personal finance software Simplified accounting program that helps home users or small office/home office users manage finances.
personal information manager (PIM) Application software that includes features to help users organize personal information.
personal paint/image editing software Application software that provides an easy-to-use interface; usually with more simplified capabilities that allows users to draw pictures, shapes, and other images
personal photo editing software Application software that allows users to edit digital photos by removing red-eye, erasing blemishes, restoring aged photos, adding special effects, enhancing image quality, or creating electronic photo albums
photo management software Application software that allows users to view, organize, sort, catalog, print, and share digital photos
pointer Small symbol displayed on a computer screen whose location and shape changes as a user moves a pointing device.
presentation software Application software that allows a user to create visual aids for presentations to communicate ideas, messages, and other information to a group
print Placing the copy of a document on paper or some other medium.
professional photo editing software Type of image editing software that allows photographers, videographers, engineers, scientists, and other high-volume digital photo users to edit and customize digital photos
project management software Application software that allows a user to plan, schedule, track, and analyze the events, resources, and costs of a project
public-domain software Free software that has been donated for public use and has no copyright restrictions.
reference software Application software that provides valuable and thorough information for all individuals.
save To transfer a document from a computer's memory to a storage medium.
shareware Copyrighted software that is distributed at no cost for a trial period.
software suite Collection of individual programs available together as a unit. Business software suites typically include word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, and presentation graphics software
spreadsheet software Application software that allows a user to organize data in rows and columns and to perform calculations on the data.
system software Programs that control or maintain the operations of a computer and its devices
tax preparation software Application software that is used to guide individuals, families, or small businesses through the process of filing federal taxes
title bar Horizontal space, located at the top of a window, that contains the window's name
travel and mapping software Application software that enables users to view maps, determine route directions, and locate points of interest
video editing software Application software that allows a user to modify a segment of video, called a clip
Web application Web site that allows users to access and interact with software from any computer or device that is connected to the Internet
Web page authoring software Software used to create Web pages that include graphical images, video, audio, animation, and other special effects with interactive content
window Rectangular area of a computer screen that displays data or information.
word processing software One of the more widely used types of application software; allows a user to create and manipulate documents containing mostly text and sometimes graphics. Also called a word processor.
worksheet Rows and columns used to organize data in a spreadsheet.
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