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Word 200, Terms, Lessons 1 & 2

Lesson 1 Terms - Getting Started with Word 2000

Exercise 1

Mouse - A device that allows you to select on-screen items by pointing at them with the mouse point. A mouse is connected to the computer by a long thin cord that resembles a mouse tail-hence the name.

Mouse pointer - An on-screen indicator, typically displayed as a small arrow, that helps you to guide the mouse.

Shortcut bar - A toolbar that contains buttons for quickly starting the Office 2000 programs. When activated, the Office Shortcut bar is displayed on the Windows desktop.

ScreenTip - Name of a toolbar button that pops up when you rest the mouse pointer on the button.

Template - A semi-completed document on which you can base a new document. A template can save you the trouble of creating a commonly used document (such as a letter) from scratch.

Scroll - To move through a document in order to view some part of its contents not currently displayed on the screen.

Exercise 2

Program window - The area that frames the tools, menus, and work area of a program.

Menu - A list of commands located at the top of the program window.

Document window - The area that frames the document contents. Normally this window is difficult to see because it is maximized within the program window.

Toolbar - A long bar or row of buttons that represent various commands.

Dialog box - A box that appears when you select certain commands. A dialog box provides the user with the ability to select options for a command or task.

Exercise 3

Zoom - A tool that allows you to adjust the relative size of text and graphics. A zoom level of 100% displays your text and graphics in about the same size as they will appear when printed.

Office Assistant - An animated character that provides an easy way for you to access Office Help.

Internet - A world-wide collection of interconnected networks.

World Wide Web (WWW) - One part of the Internet. Although the rest of the Internet is basically text, on the Web, information is displayed graphically, with a mix of text, pictures, sound, and animations.

Web browser - A program specifically designed to view data on the Web. Popular Web browsers include Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.

HTML - Short for Hypertext Markup Language, HTML makes it possible to combine text, graphics, sound, animations, and other items on a single page, and to display that page properly within a Web browser.

Intranet - A company-wide Internet. Documents stored on such a network are viewed by employees using a Web browser.

FTP - Short for File Transfer Protocol, an FTP site is a location on the Internet that specializes in file management (files being uploaded and downloaded to and from the site).

Link - A bit of underlined text or a graphic that, when clocked, takes the user to a related Web page. The World Wide Web gets its name from the fact that related documents are interconnected by these invisible links, like a spider's web.

Exercise 4

Word processing - A program used to create text-based documents, such as a letter, a memo, or a report.

Worksheet - An organized collection of data arranged in rows and columns, often called a spreadsheet. Worksheets are generally used for performing calculations, such as financial analysis, budget analysis, and cost tracking. However, a worksheet can also be used to manage alphanumeric data, such as a client database.

Database - An organized collection of records, such as client records, a personal address book, or product inventory.

Record - A collection of related data. For example, one record might contain your name, phone number, and address. A separate record might contain a friend's name, phone number, and address.

Personal information manager (PIM) - A program that keeps track of such items as addresses and phone numbers, appointments and meetings, and things to do.


Word 200 Terms, Lesson 2 - Basic Editing Skills; Using the internet and Web

Chapter 2-Lesson 1 Terms

Exercise 1

Default A standard setting or mode of operation.

View The way a document is displayed on screen.

Elements Menus, icons, and other items that are part of an on-screen interface.

Nonprinting characters Characters such as paragraph marks and tab symbols that are not printed in a document but that can be displayed on the screen.

Word wrap A feature that causes text to move automatically from the end of one line to the beginning of the next line.

Exercise 2

Insertion point The flashing vertical line that indicates where the next action will occur.

Thesaurus A listing of words with synonyms and antonyms.

Synonyms Words with the same meaning.

Antonyms Words with opposite meanings.

Exercise 3

AutoCorrect A Word feature that automatically corrects common spelling errors as you type.

Caps Lock Keyboard key used to toggle uppercase letters with lowercase letters.

Toggle Switch back and forth between two features.

Select Mark text for editing.

Highlight To display text in different colors than the surrounding text.

AutoText A Word feature that lets you automatically insert selections of text or graphics into a document.

Exercise 4

Full block A style of letter in which all lines start flush with the left margin.

Modified block A style of letter in which some lines start at the center of the page.

Salutation The line at the start of a letter including the greeting and the recipients name, such as Dear Mr. Doe.

Computer clock The clock/calendar built into your computers main processor to keep track of the current date and time.

Exercise 5

Tab A location (or measurements) you use to align text.

Font A set of characters with a specific typeface, size, and style.

Case The specific use of upper-or lowercase letters.

Exercise 6

Return address The authors address, typically appearing at the very top of the letter as well as in the upper-left corner of an envelope.

Preprinted letterhead Paper with a companys name and address already printed on it.

Delivery address The recipients address printed on the outside of an envelope.

Exercise 7

E-mail (electronic mail) A method of sending information from one computer to another across the Internet or intranet.

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) A universal file format used for files displayed on the World Wide Web.

Internet A global network of computers.

Intranet A network of computers within a business or organization.

Mail service provider A company that maintains and controls e-mail accounts.

Outlook 2000 A personal information management program that includes e-mail features that comes with the Office 2000 suite.

Outlook Express An e-mail application program.

E-mail address The string of characters that identifies the name and location of an e-mail user.

To Mail notation that indicates to whom an e-mail message is addressed.

Cc (carbon copy) Mail notation that indicates to whom you are sending a copy of the message.

Subject The title of an e-mail message.

Message window The area in an e-mail message where the message body is typed.

Online Actively connected to the Internet.

Attachment A document attached to an e-mail message and sent in its original file format.

Offline Not connected to the Internet.


Exercise 9

Proofreaders' marks - Symbols written on a printed document to indicate where revisions are required.

Insert mode - The method of operation used for inserting new text within existing text in a document. Insert mode is the default.

Overtype mode - The method of operation used to replace existing text in a document with new text.

Places Bar - A strip of buttons on the left side of certain dialog boxes used to open common folders quickly.

Exercise 10

Read-only - A mode of operation in which revisions cannot be saved in the original document.

Document Properties - Categories of information about a document.

Keywords - Important words found in a document Keywords can be used to classify a document.

Exercise 11

Undo - The command for reversing a previous action.

Redo - The command for reversing the Undo command.

Acronym - A word made from the first letter of each word in a name, sentence, or phrase.

Exercise 12

Cut - To delete a selection from its original location and move it to the Clipboard.

Paste - To insert a selection from the Clipboard into a document.

Clipboard - A temporary storage area that can hold up to twelve selections at a time.

Drag-and-drop editing - The action of using a mouse to drag a selection from its original location and drop it in a new location.

Exercise 13

Copy - To create a duplicate of a selection and move it to the Clipboard.

Exercise 15

Modem - A hardware device that controls communication connections between computers.

Internet - A worldwide network of computers.

World Wide Web - A system for finding information on the Internet through the use of linked documents.

Internet Service Provider (ISP) - A company that provides access to the Internet for a fee.

Web browser - Software that makes it easy to locate and view information stored on the Internet. Common browsers include Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.

Web site - A set of linked Web pages.

Web page - A document stored on the World Wide Web.

Uniform Resource Locator (URL) - A Web site's address on the Internet.

Hyperlinks or links - Text or graphics in a document set up to provide a direct connection with a destination location or document. When you click a hyperlink, the destination displays.

Shareware - Software that can be downloaded from the Internet for free or for a nominal fee.

Exercise 16

HTML - Hypertext Markup Language. It is the file format used for files accessed on the World Wide Web.

Web server - A computer connected to the Internet used to store Web page documents.

Htm - An extension given to files saved in HTML format.











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