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Vocabulary

Unit 1 Keyboarding

QuestionAnswer
Alternate Keys (ALT) Executes commands with other keys
Arrow keys Moves the insertion point in the direction located 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
Control Key (CTRL) Executes commands with other keys
Delete Removes the character to the right of the insertion point
Enter/Return Causes the insertion point to move to teh left margain and down to the next line
Escape Key (ESC) Closes a software menu or dialog box
Function Keys Special keys located at the top of the keyboard that are used alone or with the CTRL, ALT, and Shift keys to execute software commands
Gross Words A Minute (GWAM) Number of standard words keyed in one minute
Hardware The physical parts of a computer system
Home Keys The keys where you place your fingers to begin keying
Keyboarding posture the correct seating position taught when developing typing skills
Service Keys Special keys that allow you to use the computer to perform certain functions
Shift Key Makes capital letters and certain symbols when used with those keys
Software Programs and routines that control the functioning of a computer
Space Bar Inserts space between words and sentences
Tab Key Moves the insertion point to a preset position
Word Wrap Causes text to move automatically to a new line when the current line is full
Created by: BeckyVanderburg