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Computer Literacy

Subjects : literacy, it-skills
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1. An attachment can be a picture - a word document - a movie - a sound file - an excel document - or any other file that requires another program to open it.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. A little device that you move with your hand which then moves the cursor on the screen.

5. A portable drive that connects to a USB cord

6. 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).

7. Term used to describe a software program that is intentionally installed on the computer by a user to monitor or spy on what other users of the same computer are doing.

8. Term used in Microsoft Excel to describe a spreadsheet file

9. A command that puts a file away but keeps the program you're in open so that you can continue to work.

10. A row in a table

11. 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.

12. Add - delete or change the contents of a cell or worksheet or file.

13. Document commonly written in HyperText Markup Language (HTML) that is accessible through the Internet or through another network using a browser

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

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16. Documents used to remind the user of an event or occasion

17. Where you get something

18. The physical and mechanical components of a computer system - such as the electronic circuitry - chips - monitor - disks - disk drives - keyboard - modem - and printer.

19. Microsoft software presentation program that allows a user to create a slide show of important notes that can be easily shown and moved through during a presentation

20. This is a picture or an image.

21. Software that was written to do bad stuff to your computer.

22. A feature that steps the user through the installation or setup of a software program or hardware device

23. Completes the text for you

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

25. A device - such as a keyboard - stylus and tablet - mouse - puck - or microphone - that allows input of information (letters - numbers - sound - video) to a computer.

26. Data that goes into a computer device.

27. 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

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

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

30. Text that appears at the top and bottom of every page or every other page of a document.

31. An item that has been disposed of

32. Where the text is automatically entered

33. Copy of text stored on the computer and only accessible through the computer

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

35. Adding text to a document

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

37. The physical division of space on a disk into sections--where information can be stored. A disk's format is established as part of the initialization process.

38. Allows user to draw or paint & bit mapped images

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

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

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

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

43. 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.

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

45. This is where all the letters - numbers - and other buttons are located. When you type on it - the symbols appear on the monitor.

46. The pre-defined configuration of a system or an application. In most programs - the defaults can be changed to reflect personal preferences.

47. A location where deleted files are temporarily stored on Apple Macintosh computers

48. Peripheral that receives or displays output from a computer

49. Extra programs

50. Used to advertise different programs or hotels etc.