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Computer Class Chapter 1 VOCAB

Terms

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Menu Bar
A horizontal bar that displays command names
Field Code
A holding place for a piece of information in a header or footer that word updates automatically
Alt Key
Used to execute a keyboard accelerator
Folder
Used to organize commonly related files
Check Box
An element in a dialog box that allows the user to select options
Microsoft Office
A Windows application that consists of several applications, each designed to perform specific tasks
Toolbar
A horizontal bar that contains buttons that are clicked to perform an action
Taskbar
Displays buttons that represent each open file or application
Scroll Wheel
A feature of a mouse that can be rolled to scroll quickly through a long document
Word
The Microsoft word processor application
Clicking
Selecting an object by pointing to it and pressing the left mouse button and releasing it quickly
Title Bar
A horizontal bar that displays the name and type of document
Right Clicking
Pointing to an object and pressing an releasing the right mouse button quickly
Footer
Text that appears at the bottom of every page in a document
Header
Text that appears at the top of every page in a document
Button
An element in a dialog box that initiates an action when clicked
List
An element in a dialog box that displays a list of items to choose from
Multitasking
An operating system feature that allows more than one application to run at a time
Outlook
The Microsoft personal information manager and communications application
Interface
The way an application looks on the screen and the way in which the user provides input to the application.
Closing a document
Removing the document's window from the Desktop and the file from the computer's memory
Resize Tab
Dragged to size the window. Located in the bottom right corner of the window
Window
The Interface of a Windows application
Extension
Added to a file name by an application to indicate what application the file was created in
Scroll Bar
Dragged to bring unseen parts of the document into view
Radio Button
An element in a dialog box that allows the user to choose from a set of options
Powerpoint
The Microsoft presentation application
Double Clicking
Pointing to an object and pressing the left mouse button twice in rapid succession
Shortcut
Icon in a dialog box that performs an action
Windows Application
Programs or software written by professional programmers to perform specific tasks and run under the Windows operating system
Task Pane
Displays varying links based on the current user selection. The pane is found on the right side of the window.
File
A collection of related data stored on a lasting medium, such as a hard disk
Excel
The Microsoft spreadsheet application
Text Box
An element in a dialog box that allows the user to enter values
File Name
A unique name for a file
Menu
A list of commands
Pointing
Sliding the mouse to move the pointer on the screen
Access Key
A key that is indicated by the underlined character in a command or menu name
Opening a file
Transfers a copy of the file contents to the computer's memory and then displays it in a window
Access
The Microsoft database application
Quitting an Application
The Application window is removed from the Desktop and the program is no longer in the computer's memory
Overwrites
Replaces the original file with the changed file when changes are made to a document when it's saved again
Insertion Point
A blinking vertical line in a document that indicates where the next character typed will be placed
Keyboard Accelerator
A sequence of keys that executes a command
Stylus Pen
A device on a handheld computer that performs the same functions as a mouse. Also called a pen
Status Bar
Displays information about a document

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