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Word Processing Vocabulary

Word Processing Vocabulary

Terms

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Typeface
set of characters of similar design
Paste
place contents of the Clipboard at cursor location
Thesaurus
look for synonyms for selected word
Graphics
pictures and charts
Template
a document that serves as a pattern for a new document
Cut
remove selection from document and store temporarily on the Clipboard
Bulleted list
a list of key points, each proceeded by a symbol for emphasis
Page orientation
direction a document is printed (landscape or portrait)
Word Processing
software that is designed for the entry, editing, and printing of documents
Font
combo of typeface and point size, includes styles such as Bold, Italics, Underline
Tab
moves the cursor a predetermined number of spaces
Margins
space at the page borders
Right align
all lines are evenly aligned on the right side
Portrait
printing a document where it's taller than wide
Font Size
one point = 1/72 of an inch
Borders/Shading
lines around table or page; background color
Italics
characters are evenly slanted toward the right
Center align
aligns the text horizontally on a line
Save As
used to save a document for the first time or to save a new version of an edited file
Cursor
symbol for where text will appear
Backspace
removes text to the left
Insert
add text at location without overwriting existing text
Save
used to update an existing document
Underline
a horizontal line that is placed beneath characters
Tables
items listed in rows and columns
Word Wrap
automatically wrapping the text to the next line so it all fits within the screen's width
Bold
a formatting option that makes selected words print darker
Print Preview
shows you how the document will look in print
Header/Footer
information to repeat on each page
Undo
reverses whatever change you just made
Columns
columns of text side by side as in a newspaper
Landscape
printing a document where wider than it is tall
Format
How a document looks after it's created. (i.e. spacing, font size margins, title, etc.)
Copy
copy selection onto Clipboard
Scrolling
moving document around within window
Spell Check
look for spelling errors
Edit
make changes
Spacing
space between letters and lines
Select
highlight text usually by dragging
Left align
all lines are evenly aligned at the left side
Alignment
left, right, center, justify
Delete
removes text from the right
Print
when a document is finished, it may be printed onto paper
Enter Text
type new text
Redo
command for reversing the undo command

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