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Computer Literacy

Subjects : literacy, it-skills
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2. A type of edging around a document

3. E-mail software program by Microsoft that enables users to easily send and receive e-mail on their computer

4. 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.

5. Graphical User Interface. A system that simplifies selecting computer commands by enabling the user to point to symbols or illustrations (called icons) on the computer screen with a mouse.

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

7. Light or led that indicates the status of a hardware device

8. A flat round storage medium that is read by a laser

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. Allows user to draw or paint & bit mapped images

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

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

13. In general a range refers to a series of value between two other values

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

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

16. 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.

17. The location of a specific cell or range expressed by the coordinates of column and row; for example - A1. (spreadsheet application)

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

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

20. Term commonly associated with computer CRT monitors - refresh refers to the renewal of the screen contents.

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

22. Where the text is automatically entered

23. 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.

24. 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

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

27. Where you get something

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

29. Data that goes into a computer device.

30. Something that can be accessed

31. The end of a line of text. You can force a line break by pressing 'Return' - or you can let the application break lines for you. This is a special character that forces a new line on a page without creating a new paragraph.

32. A minor show offered in addition to a main exhibition

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

34. Adding text to a document

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

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

37. This is a picture or an image.

38. To workout a mathematical equation

39. 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

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. Term used to describe the process of saving information to be used later

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

43. 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.

44. 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.

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

46. Any character that is not considered a number or symbol

47. This is an abbreviation for 'sending particularly annoying messages'; it stands for unwanted e-mail.

48. The actual web page on the domain

49. 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.

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