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Computer Literacy

Subjects : literacy, it-skills
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1. The process of moving data used in another program or earlier software version and moving it into another program or later version of the program.

2. A precise series of instructions written in a computer language that tells the computer what to do and how to do it. Programs are also called 'software' or 'applications.'

3. A context-related list of options that users can choose from.

4. Sets of typefaces (or characters) that come in different styles and sizes.

5. A vertical or horizontal bar commonly located on the far right or bottom of a window that allows a user to move the window viewing area up - down - left - or right.

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7. A similarity between different objects - documents - etc.

8. A chart or graphic image that can be moved and re-sized and contains handles when selected.

9. Where you get something

10. A tool used to make an indication that text or other object has been selected with the mouse or keyboard.

11. A website - or web site - is a central location of various web pages that are all related and can be accessed by visiting the home page using a browser

12. The overall appearance of a document - image - text or other medium designed to be more appeasing to the viewer or help locate or identify the medium being looked at

13. Peripheral that receives or displays output from a computer

14. This is a picture or an image.

15. A menu window that opens vertically on-screen to display context-related options. Also called pop-up menu or pull-down menu.

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17. When referring to multitasking operating systems - background is the place an active program is running but not seen on the computer

18. Toolbar used to format documents

19. Microsoft Office feature found in Microsoft Office 2002 (XP) - Office 2003 - and later versions that enables users to have quick access to common features - information - and commands.

20. The horizontal strip across the top of an application's window. Each word on the strip has a context sensitive drop-down menu containing features and actions that are available for the application in use.

21. This is the process where you copy something from another computer or the Internet - and save it on your computer.

22. A generic text editor included with MS that enables someone to open and read plain text files

23. Information that comes from a computer after it has been processed

24. A collection of icons - pictures - buttons and other useful image files along with sound and video files that can be embedded or inserted into web pages.

25. Alternatively referred to as UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email) - spam - not to be confused with the meat product - is slang commonly used to describe junk e-mail on the Internet.

26. A program that walks you through MS

27. The process of launching the web page into the public for use.

28. The layout - coloring - font - etc. of a document

29. Cable TV

30. Location of stored activities or events occurring to a computer or network

31. Styles of text already in MS

32. Automatically corrects misspellings on common typos

33. A piece of paper used to advertise an event - company - etc.

34. A portable drive that connects to a USB cord

35. Exploring the Internet.

36. This is the program you use to browse files. A web browser will browse internet files - like Firefox or Internet Explorer.

37. Everything to the left except the date - closing - signature - typed name and senders address are to the middle semi-colon

38. An image usually displayed at the top of a page in a Web site - containing text and design elements (often to identify the site).

39. Allows you to collapse the documents to see only the main headings or to expand a document to see all the main headings and text.

40. 1) text-based applications - a way of designing the number of characters that fit on the computer's display. A column is one character wide. 2) In spread sheet applications - a column is a vertical arrangement of cells.

41. A weblog or blog - is a listing of text - images - or other objects that are arranged in a chronological order that first started appearing in 1998.

42. This is a small symbol or picture that represents a program or other things.

43. Alternatively referred to as ANSI art - text art - or word art - ASCII art is the process of forming pictures or art out of the characters available in the ASCII chart

44. Hardware peripheral that allows computer users to input audio into computers

45. A field or section of a page that enables a user to enter text

46. Sometimes referred to as seek - search is the process of locating a letter(s) - word(s) - file(s) - website(s) - etc.

47. A tab at the bottom left corner of a worksheet that has the worksheet name and other worksheets in the workbook

48. Protection for any published work that helps to prevent that work from being used without prior authorization

49. Where you advertise something

50. The number keys on the right side of the keyboard that are laid out like the keys on an adding machine. In most cases - you can use these keys interchangeably with the number keys on the top row of the keyboard. Some programs use the numeric keypad a