CBAUnit2 CBAUnit2 word processing

Term Definition
Application software Computer software created to allow the user to perform specific a job
Central processing unit Executes commands from a computer’s hardware and software; the principle computer chip that contains several processing components.
File management A program on a computer that allow the user to create ect. An entire file system
File type An extension at the end of a file name, indicating which application was used to create a document.
Input device Data entered into the computer through a variety of devices such as a keyboard ect.
logon The action of gaining access to a computer by entering a username and password.
memory Computer chips that store data and programs while the computer is working.
operating system System software that acts as a “ go-between”, allowing computer hardware and other software to communicate with each other.
Output device Allows the user to view the data a computer processes such as a monitor
Peripheral Additional hardware that isn’t necessary for a computer to function, but does enhance how the computer can be used.
save Storing data for later use.
save as A feature that allows the user to change the attributes of a file
Storage device External hardware used to store and retrieve data, such as disk drive ect
System software Software responsible for the general operation of a computer system, including the operation of hardware, running application software, and file management.
System unit A computer case that contains the CPU, power supply, memory, and storage
Alignment how the edges of a line, paragraph, object, or table are positioned horizontally and vertically between the margins or on a page
Ascending sort order arranging text or numbers from A to Z, from smallest to largest, or from earliest to latest
Automatic Page Break a feature that automatically generates a new page, allowing text to flow to the new page when space runs out on the
previous one; also known as a Soft Page Break
Borders lines around the edge(s) of text, a page, a cell, or a table
Bullets and Numbering a feature in a word processing application that allows the user to create outlines or itemized lists with either icons or
Clip Art a feature that includes pre-made illustrations, drawings, pictures, and other graphic that can be inserted into a document
Column one of two or more vertical sections of printed material on a page; usually separated by margins
Copy and Paste a feature that allows a user to select text or a graphic, duplicate it and place it in another location within a document
Cut and paste a feature that allows a user to select text or a graphic, remove it from its current location and place it in another location within a
Descending sort order arranging text or numbers from Z to A, largest to smallest, or latest to earliest
Desktop publishing through the use of a personal computer, combining text and graphics to produce a high-quality documents, such as newsletters,
flyers, brochures, etc.
Drag and Drop a feature that allows a user to select text using a mouse or pointing device, and quickly move (drag) it to a different location
Edit to make changes by adding, deleting, or modifying text, graphics, or other items in a document
Find and Replace a feature that scans a document, searches for occurrences of specific text, symbols or formatting, and allows a user to replace it
with new text, symbols or formatting
Font the size, style, and design of text
Footer text appearing at the bottom of each page, separate from the main body of a text
Format in word processing, to utilize features that enhance the appearance and overall layout of text, graphics, tables within a document
Graphics drawings, pictures, or other illustrations inserted in a document to either explain data or enhance the appearance of text on a page
Hard Return a break in a line or a paragraph that is forced by the user when the return key is pressed, creating a new paragraph
Header text appearing at the top of each page, separate from the main body of text
Indent to move text horizontally away from the left or right margin, setting it apart from surrounding text
Landscape orientation a page layout in which documents are printed across the length of a page, making the page wider than it is tall
Line spacing the amount of space between lines of text
Manual Page Break a page break the end user forces into a document, creating a new page at a specific location; also known as a Hard Page Break
Margins the white space surrounding the content of a page at the top, bottom, left and right sides, defining where a line of text begins and ends
Print Preview a feature that allows the user to view a document onscreen and make necessary formatting changes prior to printing it
Point size the measurement, or size of a font (text); each point is approximately 1/72 of an inch
Portrait Orientation a page layout in which documents are printed across the width of a page, making the page taller than it is wide
Shading/Fill the background color of a cell, table, or page
Sort to arrange a list alphabetically (text) or numerically (numbers), in ascending or descending order
Spell Check a feature used to automatically locate and correct spelling errors
Tab Stop – a formatting feature that allows the user to control where a line of text will be entered and how the text will be aligned; so that when the tab

key is pressed, the insertion point will move to that location

Table a set of data arranged in a grid of rows and columns
Template a feature that includes pre-made documents that allow the user to fill-in-the blanks to create new documents, such as calendars, invoices,
reports, resumes, etc.; enhances user's efficiency and creativity
Thesaurus a feature that allows the user to view synonyms and antonyms, and automatically replace words for enhanced writing
View a feature that allows the user to view the current page of a document onscreen in a different ways
Word processing the use of software application to create, edit, format, print and save text-based documents, such as letters, reports, and memos
Word Wrap also called a soft return; a feature that automatically moves text to the next line when the previous line is full without the user pressing
the enter key
Word/Text art text created as a graphic image
Wrap Text a feature that allows text to be included with pictures, shapes, or tables without covering or hiding under the image, giving the user control
over how the text is position