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Computer Literacy

Subjects : literacy, it-skills
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1. Hypertext Markup Language. A standard of text markup conventions used for documents on the World Wide Web. Browsers interpret the codes to give the text structure and formatting (such as bold - blue - or italic).

2. A character that is not a number or a letter

3. This is a picture that pops up when you are not using your computer.

4. A tool that converts an image or a file.

5. 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.

6. A function similar to the save function that allows a user to specify the name and location of where he or she wishes to save the file before saving it.

7. Shows the date & time & lets you set the clock

8. 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.

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

10. To reduce to a lower grade or rank

11. The address of documents and resources on the internet.

12. Function performed to reverse the action of an earlier action

13. Universal Automatic Computer the UNIVAC is an electrical computer containing thousands of vacuum tubes that utilizes punch cards and switches for inputting data and punch cards for outputting and storing data.

14. Where the text is automatically entered

15. A menu where you can search for anything that you need

16. A set of programs that - among other things - controls the way information is loaded into memory - the way the computer works with that information - the way information is stored on a disk - and the way the computer communicates with a printer and o

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

18. Peripheral that receives or displays output from a computer

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

20. A series of keys to unlock a screen

21. The screen that shows you what you are doing. It is like a viewer that displays what the computer sends to it.

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

23. A row in a table

24. A FTP command used to upload a file to a remote computer.

25. 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

26. Alternatively referred to as an account name - login ID - and user ID - a username or user name is a name given to a user on a computer or computer network.

27. The process of writing data to a storage medium such as a floppy diskette or a hard disk drive

28. A box that allows a change of the format of text that affects the complete paragraph or is different from other paragraphs in a document.

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

30. To move the visual portions of a screen up - down - left - or right - in order to see additional information on the monitor.

31. An operating environment created by MS provide an interface known as GUI for IBM compatible computers

32. Everything to the Left alignment - semi-colon

33. Medium

34. World Wide Web - Group of internet servers linking computers around the world.

35. Handouts to promote companies - events - etc.

36. Text or an image that is connected by hypertext coding to a different location. By selecting the text or image with a mouse - the computer 'jumps to' (or displays) the linked text.

37. A software program or program feature sometimes found in a program such as a word processor that can be used to help check text for any improper grammar.

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

39. Copy: A command that copies the selected information and places it on the clipboard.cut: To remove text or graphics from a document by using the Cut command. The most recent 'clipping' is stored on the Clipboard of the computer so that you can paste

40. The change from one thing to another

41. A Microsoft program

42. Space separating text or other elements from the edge of the paper commonly adjusted through the page setup.

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

44. 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.

45. 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).

46. The default document name in Excel

47. A software program that allows a person to explore the Internet in an easy to use way

48. A key that can lock into place so that letters you type will come out capitalized. Caps Lock doesn't affect non-alphabetic keys (such as punctuation and symbols). To access these - you must still press the Shift key (on either side of the key board).

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

50. Computer software that performs a task or set of tasks - such as word processing or drawing. Applications are also referred to as programs.