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Computer Literacy

Subjects : literacy, it-skills
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1. A tool used to make an indication that text or other object has been selected with the mouse or keyboard.

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

3. Styles of text already in MS

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

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

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

7. 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.

8. This is a picture or an image.

9. 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

10. Term used to describe a computer keyboard key that has one or more function

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

12. Data that come out of a computer device. For example - information displayed on the monitor - sound from the speakers - and information printed to paper.

13. Alternatively referred to as the arithmetic mean - average is the sum of a series of numbers - divided by the total amount of numbers.

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

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

16. More than one or something that can be multiplied

17. Computer company

18. What You See Is What You Get. When using most word processors - page layout programs (See desktop publishing) - and web page design programs - words and images will be displayed on the monitor as they will look on the printed page or web page.

19. The change from one thing to another

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

21. Where the text is automatically entered

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

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

24. A column in a table

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

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

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

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

29. 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

30. 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.

31. Maximum

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

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

34. 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

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

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

37. The process of a computer transferring data to a computer printer and generating a hard copy of the electronic data being printed.

38. 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

39. This is the screen that appears if you are not browsing the Internet - reading a file - or playing a game. Your icons are on this screen.

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

41. A set of instructions that you enter in a cell to perform numeric calculations (adding - multiplying - averaging - etc.); for example - +A1+B1. (in spreadsheet applications)

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

43. A set of data-entry fields on a page processed on a server. The user submits the form by clicking on a button or image - and the form is sent by a form handler.

44. Minimum

45. Used to advertise different programs or hotels etc.

46. 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.

47. Protection for any published work that helps to prevent that work from being used without prior authorization

48. Where you send something in the past tense

49. Programs currently being worked on

50. Sections of a document that are unused. White spaces help separate paragraphs of text - graphics and other portions of a document - and helps a document look less crowded.