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Keyboarding

KB vocabulary terms

QuestionAnswer
arrow keys moves the insertion point in the direction indicated by the arrow on each key
backspace deletes the character to the left of the insertion point
caps lock capitalizes all letters when locked down
delete removes the character to the right of the insertion point
Esc (escape key) closes a software menu or dialog box
hardware the physical parts of a computer system such as the monitor, keyboard, and the hard drive
home keys the keys where you place your fingers to begin keying; a s d f for the left hand and j k l ; for the right hand
software programs and routines that control the functioning of a computer
word wrap causes text to move automatically to a new line when the current line is full
Enter/Return causes the insertion point to move to the left margin and down to the next line
Function Keys special keys located at the top of the keyboard (F1, F2, F3, etc.) that are used alone or with the Ctrl, Alt, and Shift keys to execute software commands
GWAM (Gross Words A Minute) the number of standard words keyed in one minute
Keyboarding Posture the correct seating position taught when developing typing skills
Shift Key makes capital letters and certain symbols when used with those keys
Space Bar inserts space between words and sentences
Tab Key moves the insertion point to a preset position
alignment the horizontal positioning of text (left, right, center, justify)
bold used to make characters appear darker than other text to add emphasis
bullets/numbering arranges items in a list with each item beginning with a symbol or number
cut/copy/paste enables you to move/copy text from one place to another
font size determines the height of characters in units called points
font style the type of character format that determines the look or artistic style of the characters
font type the design and appearance of printed characters
footers text such as title, page numbers, and dates printed at the bottom of a page
headers text such as title, page numbers, and dates printed at the top of a page
italics text that is slanted to the right
landscape page orientation in which data prints across the wider portion of the page
line spacing the vertical distance between two lines of type
margins blank spaces between the edge of the paper and the printed text
page numbering method of arranging pages in numerical order
portrait page orientation in which data prints across the narrower portion of the page
print to make a hard copy of a document
spell check used to check the spelling of a document after keying
tab settings allow you to line up text at a certain point
underline a feature that puts a line under text as it is keyed
block format all parts of a letter begin at the left margin
body paragraphs that make up the main message
columns information arranged vertically
complimentary close farewell of a letter
email electronic message
hard return code entered into a document by pressing the Enter key
letter address where a letter is being sent
memo (memorandum) written message used by individuals within an organization
proofreader's marks symbols used to indicate errors that need correcting when re-keying copy
reference initials indicate who keyed the document
reference list authors cited in reports, listed alphabetically by author surnames at the end of the report (often on a separate page) under the heading REFERENCES (or BIBLIOGRAPHY or WORKS CITED)
return address address of the person sending the letter
salutation greeting of the letter
soft return return inserted automatically when you reach the end of a line (word wrap)
source document copy from which you are keying
subject line alerts the reader immediately to the content of the document
table a grid of rows and columns that intersect to form cells into which information can be typed
textual citations parenthesis used in the report body to give credit (cite) to authors for quotes taken from their works
unbound reports short reports prepared without covers or binders
writer author of a document
Created by: PJLovins