Unit 1+2 Vocab

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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.
Delete removes the character to the right if the insertion point.
Enter/Return causes the insertion point to move to the left margin and down the next line.
Escape Key Closes a software menu or dialog box.
Function Keys special keys located at the top of the keyboard (f1,f2,f3,etc.) that are used alone or with the CTRL,ALT, amd Shift keys to execute software commands.
Gross Words a Minute the number of standard words keyed in one minute.
Hardware is the physical parts of a computer system such as the monitor, keyboard and hard drive.
Home Keys the keys that you place your fingers to begin typing.
Posture the correct seating taught when taking typing skills.
Service Keys` special keys that allow you to use the computer to perform specific functions.
Shift Key makes capital letters and certain symbols when used with those keys.
Software programs and routines that control the functioning of a computer.
S p a c e b a r i n s e r t s s p a c e s b e t we e n w o r d s a n d s e n t e n c e s
Tab Key moves the insertion point to a present position.
Word Wrap causes the text to move automatically to a new line when the current line is full.
Alignment an adjustment to a line; arrangement in a straight line
Bold a print enhancement used to make characters appear darker than other text to add emphasis
Bullets/Numbering used to arrange items in a list with each item beginning with a bullet or 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 pointsFont Style
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 title, page numbers, and dates printed at the bottom of a page
Headers text such as title, page numbers, and dates printed at the top of a pageI
Indentations to move one or more lines inward from the margins
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 the page
Line Spacing the vertical distance between two lines of type
Margins blank spaces between the edge of the paper and the printed text
Page Numbering method of arranging pages in numerical order
Portrait Orientation page orientation in which data prints across the narrower portion of a page
Print to make a hard copy of something
Reveal/Show Codes shows non-printing of formatting characters
Spell Check Used to check the spelling of a document after keying
Tab Settings allow you to line up text at a certain point
Typeover Mode replaces existing text with new text as it is keyed
Underline a feature that underlines text as it is keyed

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