Monday, October 25, 2010

Lab #2 Common Skills

1) Press Ctrl + Tab keys is a different way to select a running program on your computer.
2) The step to number or bullet line space is, go to the ribbon and pick the one that you what to do.
And press Ctrl + V to make multiple copies of the text. If you press Ctrl + B , +I, or +U, it changes the format of the text in Microsoft Word.
3) The way to create three colums is by going to the layout page and pressing the arrow & it gives you the options to tell how many colums you want.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Word-Processing Software

Computer software program used to create and edit text documents.


A wizard in Microsoft Word would help you create and format a new document according to your needs.

Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer is a file manager application that is included with releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows 95 onwards.


An enclosed, rectangular area on a display screen. Most modern operating systems and applications have graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that let you divide your display into several windows. Within each window, you can run a different program or display different data.

Wildcard Characters

A wildcard character is a character that may be substituted for any of a defined subset of all possible characters.

Wide area networks (WANs)

Is a computer network that covers a broad area (any network whose communications links cross metropolitan, regional, or national boundaries.


A software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer.

Utility Software

Utility software is a kind of system software designed to help analyze, configure, optimize and maintain the computer. A single piece of utility software is usually called a utility or tool.

User Interface

A program that controls a display for the user and that allows the user to interact with the system.


Is a computer operating system originally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs, including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, Brian Kernighan, Douglas McIlroy, and Joe Ossanna.

Universal Serial Bus (USB)

Is a specification to establish communication between devices and a host controller (usually personal computers), developed and invented by Ajay Bhatt working in Intel. USB is intended to replace many varieties of serial and parallel ports.

Uninterruptible power supply (USP)

Also uninterruptible power source, UPS or battery backup, is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source, typically the utility mains, fails.


Troubleshooting is a form of problem solving most often applied to repair of failed products or processes. It is a logical, systematic search for the source of a problem so that it can be solved, and so the product or process can be made operational again.

Tree Pane

The tree pane shows the overall hierarchical structure of the pages and objects that WebReaper has found and downloaded.


In a graphical user interface on a computer monitor a toolbar is a GUI widget on which onscreen buttons, icons, menus or other input or output elements are placed. Toolbars are seen in office suites, graphics editors and web browsers.

Title Bar

Contains the name of the program you are working with Microsoft Powerpoint and in some cases the name of the opened document also appears. In the top right corner we can find the minimize, maximize/restore, and close buttons.


The live exchange and mass articulation of information among several persons and machines remote from one another but linked by a telecommunications system.


Is the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. In earlier times, this may have involved the use of smoke signals, drums, semaphore, flags or heliograph.


Technology is the usage and knowledge of tools, techniques, and crafts, or is systems or methods of organization, or is a material product.


Is a bar displayed on a full edge of a GUI desktop that is used to launch and monitor running applications. Microsoft incorporated a taskbar in Windows 95 and it has been a defining aspect of Microsoft Windows's graphical user interface ever since.

Systems Software

A program that controls some aspect of the operation of a computer.

System Clock

A time-of-day clock in a computer system.

Surge Protectors

A device that shields computer and other electronic devices from surges in electrical power, or transient voltage, that flow from the power supply.


Is a computer that is at the frontline of current processing capacity, particularly speed of calculation.


A menu is a list of commands presented to an operator by a computer or communications system.


Folder, directory, catalog, or drawer, in computing, is a virtual container within a digital file system, in which groups of computer files and other folders can be kept and organized.

Status Bar

Is an information area typically found at the bottom of windows in a graphical user interface. A status bar is sometimes divided into sections, each of which shows different information.

Start Button

The Start Button provides a central launching point for application and tasks

Standard Toolbar

The bar of icons on the screen below the menu bar in applications such as Microsoft Word.

Standard Desktop

The main graphical user interface of an operating system, usually displaying icons, windows and background wallpaper.

Spreadsheet Software

A program were it enabling a user to lay out financial data on the screen.


A screen-oriented interactive program enabling a user to lay out financial data on the screen.


Specify the origin of.


Sorting is any process of arranging items in some sequence and/or in different sets.

Software Development

Is the act of working to produce/create software.


Written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory.

Shortcut Menu Button

A button to make the shortcut menu to pop-up.

Shortcut Menu

Is a menu in a graphical user interface that appears upon user interaction, such as a right mouse click or middle click mouse operation.

Shortcut Keys

A keyboard shortcut or hotkey is a finite set of one or more keys that invoke a software or operating system operation when triggered by the user.


An icon which points to an object such as a document, program or device to make it easier to access from a different location.

Serial Ports

A serial port is a serial communication physical interface through which information transfers in or out one bit at a time.


Someone who transmits a message.


To select something, to highlight.

Search Engines

Is designed to search for information on the World Wide Web. The search results are usually presented in a list of results and are commonly called hits. The information may consist of web pages, images, information and other types of files.


To look for something.

Scroll Bar

Is a graphical object in a graphical user interface with which continuous text, pictures or anything else can be scrolled including time in video applications, viewed even if it does not fit into the space in a computer .


A scanner is a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting, or an object, and converts it to a digital image. Common examples found in offices are variations of the desktop (or flatbed) scanner where the document is placed on a glass window for scanning.


To press the right-hand button on a computer mouse.


To restore something.

Relational database

A database in which relations between information items are explicitly specified as accessible attributes.