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Term Definition
Alternate keys executes commands with other keys
arrow keys moves the insertion point in direction indicated by the arrow on each key
Backspace delete the character to the left of the insertion point
Capslock 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/return causes the insertion point to move to the left margin and down to the line
Escape key closes a software menu or dialog box
function keys special keys located at the top of the keyboard ( f1, f2. f3 ect.) that are used alone or with the ctrl, alt, and shift keys to execute software data
Gross Words Per Minute the number standered words typed per minuet
Hard ware is the physical parts of a computer system such as a monitor, keyboard, and the hard drive
Home keys the keys where you place your fingers to begin typing, a s d f for the left hand and jkl for the right
keyboarding posture the correct seating position taught when developing typing skills
service keys special keys that allow you to use the computer to preform special functions
shift key makes capital letters and certain symbols when used with those keys
software programs and routes the control the functioning of a computer
space bar inserts space between words and sentences
tab key moves the insertion point to a present position
Word wrap causes text to move automatically to a new line when the current line is full
alignment The horizontal positioning of text (such as left, right, center, or justify
bold A print enchantment used to make characters appears darker than other text to add emphasis
bullets/numbering used to arrange items in a list with each item begging with a bullet or a number
cut/copy/paste a feature that enables you to move or copy text from one place to another
font size determines the height of characters in units called points
font style the type of character format that determines the look or artistic style of the characters
font type the design and appearance of printed characters
footers text such as a tittle, page numbers, and dates printed at the bottom of a page
headers text such as a tittle, page numbers, and dates printed at the top of a page
indention's to move one or more line inwards from the margin
insertion mode an input mode in which the existing text moves to the right as new text is added
italics text that is slanted to the right
landscape orientation page orientation in which data prints across the wider portion of a page
Print to make a hard copy of a document
Reveal/Show codes shows non-printing or formatting characters
spell check used to check spelling of a document after keying
page numbering method of arranging
portrait orientation page orientation in which data prints across the narrow portion of a page
line spacing the vertical distance between two lines of type
margins blank spaces between the edge of the paper and the printed text

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