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Access. To call up information out of storage.

 Random access. Technique that permits stored information to be directly

retrieved, regardless of its location on the storage medium.

Sequential access. A technique for retrieving stored information that requires a

sequential search through one item after another on the storage medium.

Access time.
The amount of time it takes a computer to locate stored information.

Adapter. A circuit board that plugs into a computer and gives it additional capabilities.

Antivirus software. A program designed to look for and destroy a virus that may have infected

a computer’s memory or files.

Application. A program designed to perform information processing tasks for a specific

purpose or activity.
Archive. A file compressed for more efficient use of storage space.

Ascending sort. Sorting records from A to Z or 0 to 9.

ASCII (pronounced as-kee). An acronym derived from American Standard Code for

Information Interchange. The use of this standard code permits computers made by different
manufacturers to communicate with one another.

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Background printing. The ability of a computer to print a document while other work is being

done on the keyboard and the display screen at the same time.

Backup. Storage of duplicate files on disks, diskettes, or some other form of magnetic medium

(such as tapes) as a safety measures in case the original medium is damaged or lost.
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). A set of programs stored in read-only memory. These
programs control the disk drives, the keyboard, and the display screen, and they handle start-up

Boilerplate. Standard wording (for example, sentences or paragraphs in form letters or clauses in
legal documents) that is held in storage. When needed, it can be used as is, with minor
modification, or in combination with new material to produce tailor-made documents.

Bookmark list. A customized list of a user’s favorite Web sites. A bookmark list permits the

user to access a particular Web site with single command.

Boot (short for bootstrap). To start a computer and load the operating system to prepare the

computer to execute an application.

Browser. See Web browser.

Buffer. A holding area in memory that stores information temporarily. Also called cache.

Bug. A defect in the software that causes the computer to malfunction or cease to operate.

Some writers now use bug to refer to hardware problems as well.

Bulletin board system (BBS). An online information system, usually set up by an individual.

Button bar. An on-screen element that offers instant access to commonly used commands. The

commands are represented by icons on a row of bottoms at the top at the top of the screen. Also
called a tool bar.

Byte. The sequence of bits that represents a character. Each byte has 8 bits.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome. A wrist or hand injury caused by using a keyboard for long periods

of time. A type of repetitive strain injury.

CD-ROM (pronounced cee-dee-rom). An acronym derived from compact disk-read only

memory. A form optical storage. One compact disk can hold up to 250,000 text pages; it can
also be used to store graphics, sound, and video.

Cell. A box or rectangle within a table or spreadsheet where a column and a row intersect; an

area in which information can be entered in the form of text or figures.

Character. A single letter, figure, punctuation mark, or symbol produced by a keystroke on a


Character set.
 The compete set of characters, alphabetic, numeric, and symbolic.

Character per inch. The number of characters in a font that will fit within 1 inch.

Characters per second. The number of characters printed in 1 second; a measurement

frequency used to describe the speed of a printer.

Check box. A small box that appears on screen alongside each option displayed in a dialog box.

When an option is selected, an X or a check mark appears inside the box.

Chip. An integrated circuit used in computers.

Circuit board. A board or card that carries the necessary electronic components for a particular

computer function.

Clear. A command to erase information.

Click. To quickly pres and release a mouse button once while the cursor (mouse pointer) is

positioned over a specific item on the screen.

Client/server computing. A network of computers that consist of a file server and individual


Clipboard. A holding area in memory where information that has been copied or cut can be

stored until the information is inserted elsewhere.

Column. A vertical block of cells in a table or spreadsheet.

Command. An instruction that causes a program or computer to perform a function. A

command may be given by means of a special keystroke, or the command may be chosen from a

Commercial online service. See Internet service provider.

Compatibility. The ability of one type of computer to share information or to communicate

with another type of computer.

Computer. An electronic devise that is capable of (1) accepting, storing, and logically

manipulating data or text that input and (2) processing and producing output (results or
decisions) on the basis of stored programs of instructions.

Control menu. An on-screen Windows element that appears in a box in the upper left corner of

a window. The control menu allows the user the option of adjusting the size of the window,
closing or reopening the window, or switching to another window.

Cookie. A devise that permits a Web site to identify and collect information about every user

who visits that site.

Copy. To reproduce information elsewhere. The original information remains in place.

CPU. See Central processing unit.

Cracker. The preferred term to refer to a computer criminal who penetrates a computer

program to steal information or damage the program in some way.

Crash. A malfunction in hardware or software that keeps a computer from functioning.

Cursor.A special character that indicates where the next typed character will appear on the

display screen.

Cursor positioning. The movement of the cursor on the display screen. Most computes have
four keys to control up, down, left, and right movement. Many computes also permit the use of a
mouse to position the cursor.

Cut. To remove text from its original location and place it on a clipboard.

Cut and paste. To move a block of text from one place to another.

Cyberspace. A realistic simulation of a three-dimensional world created by a computer system;

also referred to as virtual reality. Now commonly used to refer to the world of the Internet as a

Cybrarian. The electronic equivalent of a librarian. A person who makes a career of online

research and data retrieval.

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Data. Information consisting of letter, numbers, symbols, sound, or images in a form that can be

processed by a computer.

Data compression. A procedure for reducing the volume of data so as to shorten the time

needed to transfer the data.

Database. A stored collection of information.

Database management system. The software needed to establish and maintain database and

manage the stored information.

Debugging. Locating and eliminating defects in a program.

Default settings. The pre-established settings that a program will follow unless the user changes


Delete. A command to erase information in storage.

Descending sort. Sorting records from Z to A or 9 to ).

Desktop. The electronic work area on a display screen.

Desktop computer. A microcomputer that is bigger than a laptop.

Desktop publishing. A system that processes the text and graphics and, by means of page

layout software and a laser printer, produces high-quality pages suitable for printing or in-house

Dialog box. A message box on the screen that supplies information to or requests information

from the user.

Dictionary. A program used to check the spelling of each word entered in the computer.

Directory. A list of the files stored on a disk.

Disk. A random-access, magnetically coated storage medium used to store and retrieve


Disk drive. The component of a computer into which a disk is inserted so that it can be reads or

written on.

Diskette. A small, no rigid disk with limited storage capacity. Also know as a floppy disk.

Display screen. A devise similar to a television screen and used on a computer to display text

and graphics.

Document. Any printed business communication for example, a letter, memo, report, table, or


Domain. Typically, a three letter element in a Web address or an e-mail address. The domain,

commonly referred to as the zone, indicates the type of organization that owns the computer
being identified in the address. For example,. Com signifies a commercial organization; .edu
signifies an educational institution.

Domain name. the second part of an e-mail address what follows the @symbol. The name of

the computer intended to receive an e-mail message. In Web addresses (URLs) this element is
referred to as the host name.

DOS. An acronym derived from disk operating system. A program that allows the computer to

manage the storage of information on disks and control as other aspects of a computer’s


 The period symbol used in e-mail addresses. Always referred to as a dot (never a period).
Thus the domain name aol.com would be pronounced ay-oh-ell dot-com. Internet surfers who
spend a lot of time in the. Com domain are sometimes referred to as dot communists.

Dot matrix printer. A printer that uses pins to produce characters made up of small dots.

Double-click. To quickly press and release a mouse button twice while the cursor is positioned

over a specific item on the screen.

Download. To transfer information to the user’s computer from another computer.

Drag-and drop editing. A software feature that allows the user to (1) highlight text to be

moved and (2) use a mouse to drag the text to a new location.

Duplexing. A procedure that permits two computers to transmit data to each other

DVD. Digital video disc (predicted to replace the CD-ROM).

Dynamic data exchange (DDE). A technology that permits the user to transfer or paste data

from one application (for example a spread sheet) to another (for example, a report). Because of
the dynamic link created by this technology, any change in the data in the original application
will be automatically reflected in the data copied in the second application.

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Easter egg.
 An unexpected image or message that pops up on the display screen when the user

innocently enters a secret combination of keystrokes. Programmers playfully code Easter eggs
into software and operating systems as a way of surprising and amusing users engaged in more
serious tasks.

E-mail. The term e-mail(short for electronic mail) refers to the transfer of messages or

documents between users connected by an electronic network.

Enter. To input data into memory.

Escape key. A key that permits the user to leave one segment of a program and move to


Execute. To perform an action specified by the user or the program.

Export. To save information in a format that another program can read.

Extranet. A technology that permits users of one organization’s intranet to enter portions of

another organization’s intranet in order to conduct business transactions or collaborate on joint

E-zine. The term e-zine refers to a magazine published in an electronic format. Also called

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Face time.
 Time spent dealing with someone face to face.

FAQ. Frequently asked questions. Pronounced as a word or as separate letters.

Fax (n). A shortened form of the word facsimile. A copy of a document transmitted

electronically from one machine to another.

Fax (v). To transmit a copy of a document electronically.

Fax modem. A device built into or attached to a computer that serves as a facsimile machine

and a modem.

Field. A group of related characters treated as a unit; also the area reserved for the entry of a

specified piece of information.

File. A collection of information stored electronically and treated as a unit by a computer.

Every file must have its own distinctive name.

File name. the name assigned to a file stored on a disk.

File transfer protocol (FTP). A set of guidelines or standards that establish the format in which

files can be transmitted from one computer to another.

Firewall. Software that prevents unauthorized persons from accessing certain parts of a
program, database, or network.

Flame (n). An inflammatory e-mail message; one deliberately designed to insult and provoke the


Flame (v). to send an inflammatory message.

Floppy disk. See Diskette.

 A storage area on a disk used to organize files.

Font. A typeface of a certain size and style. Includes all letters of the alphabet, figures, symbols,

and punctuation marks.

Footer. Repetitive information that appears at the bottom of every page of a document. A page

number is a common footer.

Footnote feature. The ability of a program to automatically position footnotes on the same

page as the text they refer to. If the text is moved to another page, any related footnotes will also
be transferred to that page.

Footprint. The amount of space a computer occupies on a flat surface.

 Negative reactions to a technology not yet in existence but excessively promoted in


Format. The physical specifications that affect the appearance and arrangement of a document,

for example, margins, spacing, and font.

Forms mode. The ability of a program to store the format of a black document or form so that

it can later be viewed on the display screen and completed by the user. Once a fill in has been
entered, the cursor automatically advances to the beginning of the next area to be filled in.

. Copyrighted software that is available for use without charge.

Function keys. Keys on a keyboard that give special commands to the computer for example,
to set margins or tabs.
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 Garbage in, garbage out. In other words, your computer output is only as good as your

computer input.

Glitch. A hardware problem that causes a computer to malfunction or crash.

Global. Describing any function that can be performed on an entire document without requiring

individual commands for each use. For example, a global search and replace command will
instruct the computer to locate a particular word or phrase and replace it with a different word or
phrase wherever the original form occurs in the document.

Gopher. The term gopher refers to a protocol used for locating and transferring information on

the Internet. The use of gopher is diminishing as the use of the Web’s hypertext transfer
protocol (HTTP) gains in popularity.

Graphics. Pictures or images presented or stored using a computer.

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 To work on an electronic project.

Hacker. A dedicated computer programmer. The term hacker is sometimes used erroneously to

refer to a computer criminal who penetrates and damages a computer program. The preferred
term for a computer criminal is cracker.

Handheld computer. A portable computer smaller than a notebook computer. Also called a

palmtop computer.

Hard copy. Text or graphics printed on paper; also called a printout.

Hard disk. A rigid type of magnetic medium that can store large amounts of information.

Hard hyphen. A hyphen that is a permanent character in a word. A word that contains a hard

hyphen will not be divided at this point if the word comes at the end of a line.

Hard page break. A page ending code or command inserted by the use that cannot be changed

by the program. A had page break is often used to prevent a table from being divided between
two pages and to signify that a particular section of a document has ended and the following text
should start on a new page.

Hard return. A command used to end a paragraph, end a short line of text, or insert a blank

line in the text.

Hard space. A space inserted between words in a phrase that should remain together. The had

space ensures that the phrase will not be broken at the end a line.

Hardware. The physical components of a computer: the central processing unit, the display

screen, the keyboard, the disk drive, and the printer.

 Describing any computer function that cannot be easily modified.

Header. Repetitive information that appears at the top of every page of a document. A page

number is a common header.

Hit. A single request for information made by a client computer from a Web server. The

popularity of a given Web site is measured by the number of its it receives.

Home. The upper left corner of the display screen; the starting position of a page or document.

Home page. The main page for a Web site established by an organization or an individual; it

usually serves as the entrance for a series of related pages.

Host computer. A computer that provides information or a service to other computers on the
Internet. Every host computer has its own unique host name.

Hot key. A keyboard shortcut that allows quick access to a command or menu option.

Hot list. See

Bookmark list.

HTML. See Hypertext markup language.

HTTP. See Hypertext transfer protocol.

Hypermedia. An extension of hypertext that integrates audio, video, and graphics with text.

Hypertext. A technology that links text in one part of a document with related text in another

part of the document or in other documents. A user can quickly find the related text by clicking
on the appropriate keyword, key phrase, icon, or button.

Hypertext markup language (HTML). The formatting language used to establish the

appearance of a Web page.

Hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP). The protocol used on the World Wide Web that permits

Web clients (Web browsers to communicate with Web servers. This protocol allows
programmers to embed hyperlinks in Web documents using hypertext markup language.

Hyphenation. The ability of a program to automatically hyphenate and divide words that do not

fit at the end of a line. If the text is later revised so that the divided word no longer begins at the
right margin, the hyphen is automatically removed and the word prints solid.
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  symbol that represents a certain function. When the user clicks on the icon, the

appropriate function is executed.

Import. To retrieve any text or other information created by one program and transfer it to

another program.

Indexing. The ability of a program to accumulate a list of words or phrases that appear in a

document along with their corresponding page numbers and to print or display the list in
alphabetic order.

Information processing. The coordination of people, equipment, and procedures to handle
information, including the storage, retrieval, distribution, and communication of information.
The term information processing embraces the entire field of processing words, figures, graphics,
video, and voice input by electronic means.

Information Superhighway (or I-2ay). The Internet. Also referred to as the Infobahn.

Ink-jet printer. A no impact printer that forms characters by spraying tiny, electrically charged

ink droplets on paper.

Input (n). Information entered into the computer for processing.

Input (v). to enter information into the computer.

Insert. To add information to a file.

Insertion point. See Cursor.

Integrated circuit. Multiple electronic components combined on a tiny silicon chip.

Integrated software. Software that combines in one program a number of functions normally

performed by separate programs.

Interface. The software that controls the interaction between the hardware and the user.

Internet (or Net). A system that links existing computer networks into a worldwide network.

The internet may be accessed by means of commercial online services (such as America Online)
and Internet service providers.

Internet community. A group of individuals with common interests, who frequently exchange

ideas on the Internet.

Internet service provider (ISP). An organization that provides access to the Internet for a fee.

Companies like America Online are more properly referred to as a commercial online services
because they offer many other services in addition to Internet access.

Intranet. A private network established by an organization for the exclusive use of its

employees. Firewalls prevent outsiders from gaining access to an organization’s intranet.

I/O. An abbreviation for input/output.

ISP. See Internet Service Provider.

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 Aligning lines of text at the left margin, the right margin, both margins, or the

center. Text aligned at both margins is considered fully justified.

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K or KB. See Kilobyte.

Key. To enter characters into the memory of a computer.

Keyboard. The device used to enter information into a computer.

Keystroke. The depression of one key on a keyboard.

Kilobyte. A measurement of the storage capacity of a computer. One kilobyte represents 1024

bytes. Kilobyte may be abbreviated K or KB; however, KB is the clearer abbreviation since K
also stands for the metric prefix kilo (meaning 1000).

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LAN. See Network.

Landscape orientation. The positioning of a page so that information is printed across the long

dimension of the paper.

Language. The characters and procedures used to write programs that a computer is designed

to understand.

Laptop Computer. A portable computer slightly larger than a notebook computer.

Laser printer. A nonimpact printer that produces sharper text and graphics than any other type

of printer.

LCD. See Liquid crystal display.

Line or paragraph numbering. The ability of a program to automatically number each line or

paragraph sequentially in a document. The line or paragraph numbers can be deleted before the
preparation of the final printout.

Line spacing . The ability of a program to automatically change vertical line spacing.

Liquid crystal display (LSD). A type of monitor typically used on laptop computers or

portable computers.

Listserv. Any software that manages a mailing list.

Load. To transfer information or program instructions into a computer’s memory.

Log off. To exit or leave a computer system.

Log on. To access a computer system.

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Macro. A time saving feature like telephone speed dialing that allows the user to store in
memory a set of keystrokes or commands that will accomplish a certain task.

Mail merge. The process of taking information from a database and inserting it into a form

letter or other document in order to customize the document for an individual recipient. For
example, mail merge can be used to create the inside address and the salutation for a form letter.

Mailbomb. A deluge of e-mail messages from one or more sources, deliberately intended to
overload the recipient’s computer and make it crash. A mailbomb is typically sent to punish
someone guilty of spamming or some other serious breach of netiquette.

Mailing list. An e-mail discussion group devoted to one or more specific topics.

Mainframe. A large computer system.

Megabyte. A measurement of the storage capacity of a computer. One megabyte represents

more than 1 million bytes. Megabyte may be abbreviated M or MB; however, MB is clearer
since M also stands for the metric prefix mega (meaning 1 million).

Megahertz. A measurement used to identify the speed of the central processing unit. One

megahertz is equal to 1 million cycles per second.

Memory. The part of a computer that stores information.

Random-access memory (RAM). The temporary memory that allows information to
be stored randomly and accessed quickly and directly ( without the need to go through
intervening data.)

Menu. A list of choices shown on the display screen. For example, a format menu would
include such options as the type style and the type six to be selected. A menu is often referred to
as a pull down menu or a pop up menu because it appears on screen after the user clicks on the
menu bar or on some other items on the screen.

Menu bar. The bar across the top of the screen or window that displays the names of available


Merge. A command to create one file by combining information that is stored in two different

locations. For example, a computer can merge the text in a form letter with a mailing list to
produce a batch of letters with a different name, address, and salutation on each letter.

Microcomputer. A small and relatively inexpensive computer, commonly consisting of a

display screen, a keyboard, a central processing unit, one or more disk drives, and a private
printer, with limited storage based upon a microprocessor.

Modem. An acronym derived from modulator/demodulator. A device that (1) converts digital

signals into tones for transmission over telephone lines and (2) converts the tones back into
digital signals at the receiving end.

Monitor. The display screen of a computer.

Mouse. A hand operated electronic device used to move a cursor or pointer on the display


Mouse arrest. To be placed under mouse arrest is to be denied further access to an internet

service provider or a commercial online service as a result of violating the terms of service.

Mouse elbow. A repetitive strain injury similar to tennis that is caused by repeatedly using a

Mouse potato. A person who sits glued to a computer screen in the same way that a couch

potato sits glued to a TV screen.

MS-dos. Derived from Microsoft disk operating system. An operating system used on IBM and
IBM compatible microcomputers.

Multimedia. The use of several types of media in a document or an application.

Multitasking- the ability of a computer to execute more than one program at a time.

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Net. See Internet.

 A set of guidelines of formatting and composing e-mail messages.

Network. A system of interconnected computers.

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Offline. Referring to the state in which a computer is temporarily or permanently unable to

communicate with another computer. The term offline is also used humorously to refer to “real

Off-screen. Referring to any computer function that does not produce a display on the screen.

Online. Referring to the state in which a computer is turned on and ready to communicate with

other computers.

Onscreen. Referring to anything displayed on a computer screen.

Open. To transfer a file from a disk into a computer’s memory.

Optical character reader (OCR). A device that can scan text from hard copy and enter it

automatically into a computer for storage or editing.

Outlining. The ability of a program to automatically number and letter items typed in an

indented format.

Output. The results of a computer operation.

Overwriting. Recording and storing information in a specific location on a storage medium that

destroys whatever had been stored there previously.
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Page break. A command that tells the printer where to end one page and begin the next.

Page numbering. The ability of a program to automatically print page numbers on the pages

that make up an entire document. If the document is revised and the total number of pages
changes, the page numbering is automatically adjusted.

Palmtop computer. A portable computer smaller than a notebook computer.

Papernet. Ordinary mail service.

Password. A user’s secret identification code, required to access stored material. A procedure

intended to prevent information from being accessed by unauthorized persons.

Paste. A command that transfers information from a clipboard and inserts it in another location.

Patch. A small program that improves an existing piece of software or corrects an error in it.

 See Personal computer.

Personal computer (PC). A microcomputer for personal and office use.

Personal digital assistant (PDA). A palm sized, handheld computer.

Personal information manager (PIM). A database management system that permits a user to

store and retrieve a wide range of personal information.

Pica. A measurement used for a font; equal to 1/6 inch or 12 points.

Pitch. The number of monospace characters printed in a 1-inch line of text.

Pop-up menu. A menu that appears in a dialog box.

 A socket on a computer into which an external device can be plugged.

Posting. An article sent to a Usenet newsgroup.

Print preview. A software feature that reduces the pages of a document so that a full page can

be seen on the screen before being printed. This feature permits the user to spot and correct

Printers. Output devices of various types that produce copy on paper.

Printout. The paper copy of information produced on a printer.

Program. An established sequence of instructions that tells a computer what to do. The term

program means the same as software.

 An onscreen symbol that indicates where to type a command; a message that indicates

what action is to be taken.

Protocol. A set of standards that permits computers to exchange information and communicate

with each other.

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Radio button. An onscreen element that allows a user to select one option from a group of

items. An empty circle precedes each option not elected. A dot appears in a circle to signify that
the user has selected that option.

RAM. See Memory

To transfer information from an external storage medium into internal storage.

Record. A collection of all the information pertaining to a particular subject.

Response time. The time a computer takes to execute a command.

Retrieve. To call up information from memory so that it can be processed in some way.

 A horizontal block of cells in a table or spreadsheet.

Ruler. A bar that shows the width of the page, the margin settings, the paragraph indentions, and

the tab stops.
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Save. To store a program or data on a storage device such as a disk.


An input devise that can copy a printed page into a computer’s memory, thus doing

away with the need to type the copy. A scanner can also convert artwork and photographs into a
digital format and store these in memory.

Screen. See Display screen.

Screen dump. A printout of what is displayed on the screen.

Screen saver. A program that changes the screen display while the user is away from the

computer. Without the use of a screen saver, a screen image that remains on display for any
length of time can damage the screen.

Scroll. To move information horizontally or vertically on a display screen so that one can see

parts of a document that is too wide or too deep to fit entirely on one screen.

Scroll bar. An onscreen element that allows a user to scroll by using a mouse.

Search and replace. A command that directs the program to locate a character string or

information wherever it occurs in a document and replace this material with new information.

Server. A computer that delivers data to other computers linked on the same network.

Shouting. The use of all capital letters in e-mail.

Sig block. The signature block that automatically appears at the end of every outgoing e-mail


Snail mail.
A term employed by e-mail users to refer to regular mail service.

Soft copy. Information shown on the display screen.


The instructions that a computer needs to perform various functions.

To arrange fields, records, or files in a predetemitted sequence.

The electronic equivalent of junk mail.

A program that searches the web for new Web sites.

Split screen.
The ability of some programs to display information in two or more different areas

on the screen at the same time.

Spreadsheet. A program that provides a worksheet with rows and columns to be used for

calculations and the preparation of reports.

 The memory of a computer.

External storage.
 A magnetic medium such as a disk, diskette, or tape used to store

information; can be removed from the computer.

Internal storage.
An integral component of a computer; cannot be removed.

Store. To place information in memory for later use.

Surfing the Net.  Browsing through various Web sites on the Internet in search of

interesting things.

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Tab gird.
 A series of preset indentions.

 The process of sending and receiving information by means of
telephones, satellites, and others devices.

 Conducting a conference by using computers, video, and
telecommunications to share sound and images with others at remote sites.

 A protocol that allows a computer to connect with a host computer on the Internet.

 A pre established format for a document, stored in a computer. The template
determines the margins, the type style and size to be used for the text, placement instructions for
various elements and design specifications for certain items.

 Any device that can transmit or receive electronic information.

 The information displayed on a screen or printed on paper.

Text entry.
 The initial act of typing that places text in storage.

Tool bar.
 See Button bar.

 The device on a laptop computer that takes the place of a mouse.

 To enter characters into memory of a computer. For a number of years the verb type
began to be replaced by the verb key as a way of emphasizing the difference between a computer
and a typewriter.
 See Overwriting.
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 To transfer information from a client computer to a host computer.

 Describing hardware or software that is easy to use.

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 A piece of computer code designed as a prank or malicious act to spread from one
computer to another by attacking itself to other programs. Some viruses simply cause a
humorous message to appear on the screen, some cause minor glitches, and some cause serious
damage to a computer’s memory or disks.

Voice net.
 Ordinary telephone service.

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 See World Wide Web.

Web browser.
 Software that permits a user, with a click of a mouse, to locate, display, and
download text, video, audio, and graphics stored in a host computer on the Web. The most
common Web browsers now in use are Google, Netscape Navigator, and Microsoft Explorer.

 The person who maintains a specific Web site and is responsible for what appears

Web site.
 One or more related pages created by an individuals or an organization and posted on
the World Wide Web.

 A feature of Microsoft Word software that helps a user create a customized document;
it asks the user questions about formatting and content options and uses the answer to create the

Word processing.
 The electronic processing of creating, formatting, editing, proofreading, and
printing documents.

 A desktop computer than runs applications and serves as an access point in a
local area network.

World Wide Web.
 The component of the Internet that combines audio, video, and graphics
with text.

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