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Computer Literacy

Subjects : literacy, it-skills
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1. Side text that could be important later

2. A file containing a series of Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images that are displayed in rapid sequence in some Web browsers.

3. A named sub-window of a frames page. This may be scrollable and resizable and may have a border or outline.

4. A character displayed on the screen to prompt the user to take some action. The most common prompt is the 'C prompt' in which the computer hard drive or 'C' requests directions on what the computer should perform next.

5. The default document name in Excel

6. Recording how long something takes

7. A row in a table

8. A collection of similar information stored in a file - such as a database of addresses. This information may be created and stored in a database management system (DBMS).

9. 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.

10. Completes the text for you

11. Alternatively referred to as dummy text - placeholder text is text that is only present in order to hold the place for something else

12. Toolbar used to format documents

13. 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.

14. Data laid out in a horizontal line in a table or spreadsheet

15. Term used to describe the location or folder that e-mail is received on the computer or a computer program

16. The study and designing of products to help reduce the stress & make a product more comfortable to the user helping increase the users' productivity

17. A key on the numeric keypad that confirms a choice or tells a program you're ready to proceed. In most cases - the Return key also serves this function. The ____ button is used to confirm an entry into an active cell. (in spreadsheet applications)

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

19. Term used to describe the location or folder where e-mail is stored before being sent

20. An arrangement of information in rows and columns that makes comparing and contrasting easier

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

22. A built-in formula that you can use in spread sheet application to calculate an average - a square root - a total - and so on.

23. 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.

24. Hypertext Transfer Protocol. A common system used to request and send HTML documents on the World Wide Web. It is the first portion of all URL addresses on the World Wide Web (e.g. - http://www.whitehouse.gov).

25. A tool box that allows you to change the font of text

26. Used to advertise different programs or hotels etc.

27. Magnetic tape drive capable of moving the tape through the tapes drive's read

28. Short for document

29. Term used to describe the process of switching between tasks currently running on the computer without affecting any of the tasks.

30. To reduce to a lower grade or rank

31. Storage medium that holds information until it is deleted or overwritten regardless if the computer has power

32. 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.

33. A file that has been created with an overall layout and format to be used for a group of documents or a generic document.

34. A Microsoft program

35. Paper cards that have hand punched holes that contains data

36. Enables computer hardware to communicate and operate with the computer software

37. Styles of text already in MS

38. Automatically corrects misspellings on common typos

39. A box that helps with the overall process of connecting and preparing a software program - hardware device or computer to function properly.

40. To do this - you click on something and hold the button down. This will move the object you clicked on and will leave it where you let go of the button. So it drags it and drops it.

41. This is all the instructions for the computer or a program designed to do different things. Examples are: Microsoft Word - Internet Explorer - and Windows.

42. A generic text editor included with Microsoft Windows that enables someone to open and read plaintext files

43. Maximum

44. 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

45. Command or option used to close a program or file.

46. Everything to the left except date - closing - written signature - typed name - senders address - comma

47. An item that has been disposed of

48. A paragraph style that creates a single list element - usually indicated by a 'bullet' character. This is also known as an 'unordered list.'

49. A box that allows you to close a document or window

50. Peripheral that receives or displays output from a computer