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Computer Literacy

Subjects : literacy, it-skills
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1. Cable TV

2. To workout a mathematical equation

3. Alternatively referred to as state - status is a term used to describe the current situation or mode the device or user currently is in.

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

5. A box that allows the process of a computer transferring data to a computer printer and generating a hard copy of the electronic data being printed.

6. A circuit board that you can install in a slot inside the computer to expand the computer's memory or give it the means to communicate with a peripheral device.

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

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

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

10. Used to advertise different programs or hotels etc.

11. The type and how big the text or object is

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. A paper printout of what you have prepared on the computer.

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

18. A software tool included with some word processors that provides synonyms for selected words on command

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

20. This is a secret code to protect your data and can keep others from accessing your computer.

21. 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

22. In mouse-based applications - a market moves across the screen when you move the mouse across your desk.

23. The type of money used in a certain place

24. More than one or something that can be multiplied

25. A computer bridge is a device that connects two local-area networks (LANs) - or two segments of the same LAN.

26. Maximum

27. Minimum

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

29. 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).

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

31. Devices used to store massive amounts of information so that it can be readily retrieved. Devices include RAIDs - CD-ROMs - DVDs

32. Where you send something in the past tense

33. Adding text to a document

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

35. A tool where the numbering happens automatically

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

37. Allows equipment to handle information that continuously changes

38. A column in a table

39. ...

40. A term used to describe the process of organizing data in a particular order allowing for information to be found easier

41. A picture or graphics file that can be inserted on a web page and displayed in a browser.

42. 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.

43. Process of taking data from one program or computer to another

44. 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).

45. In general - the term query is commonly used to describe a question or request that is made by a user or another computer or device

46. In mathematics - a sum is the total amount obtained from adding numbers

47. Sometimes referred to as run around - word wrap is an ability found in most text editing programs that allows any text that reaches the end of the far right edge of the window to wrap automatically to the next line without requiring the user to press

48. A name - e-mail - or other personal information that enables other users to get a hold of someone

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

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