Unit 1

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Term Definition
Alternate Key executes commands with other keys
Arrow keys moves the insertion point in the direction indicated by the arrow on each key
Backspace deletes the character to the left of the insertion point
Caps Lock capitalizes all letters when locked down
Control key executes commands with other keys
delete removes the character to the right of the insertion point
Enter/run causes the insertion point to move to the left of the margin and down to the next line
Escape Key closes a software menu or dialog box
Function Keys special keys located at the top of the keyboard that are used along with Ctrl, Alt, and Shift keys to execute software commands
Gross Words A Minute (GWAM) the number of standard words keyed in one minute
Hardware is the physical parts of a computer system such as the monitor, keyboard, and the hard drive
Home Keys the keys where you place your fingers to begin keying, a s d f for the left hand and j k l for the right hand
Keyboarding Posture the correct seating position taught when developing typing skills
Service Keys special keys that allow you to use the computer to preform specific skills
Shift Key makes capital letters and certain symbols when used with those keys
Software programs and routines that control the functioning of a computer
Space bar inserts space between words and sentences
Tab Key moves the insertion point to a preset position
Word Wrap causes text to move automatically to a new line when the current line is full

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