Friday, November 26, 2010


To show a smaller area of an image at a higher magnification "zoom in" or a larger area at a lower magnification "zoom out".

X-Y Scatter Chart

An XY or scatter chart displays series as a set of points. Values are represented by the position of the point in the chart space. Categories are represented by different points in the chart. Scatter charts are typically used to compare distinct values across categories.


A sheet of paper with multiple columns.

Works Cited

Listing of articles, books, dissertations and other works that are quoted or paraphrased in an article or paper.


A window or task management technique that consists of a set of views that are organized like a tabbed notebook.

Work Area

Is the collection of all cable components between a horizontal-wiring wallplate or LAN outlet and end-user telecomm devices, such as telephones, data terminals, computers, modems, etc.


WordArt is a text-styling feature that is available in the Microsoft Office suite of products. It allows users to create stylized text with various "special effects" such as textures, outlines, and many other manipulations that are not available through the standard font formatting.


In text display, line wrap is the feature of continuing on a new line when a line is full, such that each line fits in the viewable window, allowing text to be read from top to bottom without any horizontal scrolling.

Windows-Based Applications

A program that is written to run under Microsoft's Windows operating system.


A character that takes the place of any other character or string that is not known or specified.


The act of looking or seeing or observing.

Vertical Axis

The y-axis in a coordinate system, it is a number line that locates points to up or down from the origin.


Cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect.


Chart used by technical analysts. A line is drawn by connecting the highest or lowest prices to which a security has risen or fallen within a period.


 Change from one place or state or subject or stage to another.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Track Changes

The feature in Word with which you can monitor who adds and deletes what from a document. You can “hide” Track Changes but still have them enabled.


Turn something on or off; make something, such as a command or toolbar button, active or inactive.

Title Bar

Contains the title that the Web designer named the page.


A book containing a classified list of synonyms.


A theme is a preset package containing graphical appearance details, used to customize the look and feel of an operating system.

Text Box Controls

Controls you have in a selected box were you can write text on.


The main body of a written work.


A model or standard for making comparisons.


In computing, a taskbar is a bar displayed on a full edge of a GUI desktop that is used to launch and monitor running applications.


Tab key on a keyboard is used to advance the cursor to the next tab stop.


A set of data arranged in rows and columns.

Tab Stop

A tab stop on a typewriter is a location where the carriage movement is halted by mechanical gears.


The grammatical arrangement of words in sentences.


Synonyms can be any part of speech.


A character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character.


A quantity of something.


A character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character.


Style refers to the aspects of the visual appearance of a work of art that relate it to other works by the same artist.

Status Bar

A status bar, similar to a status line, is an information area typically found at the bottom of windows in a graphical user interface.


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

Speaker Notes

Speaker notes or notes pages are notes added to the presentation slides as a reference for the presenter.

Spacing After

Adjust the spacing after the table.


Microsoft Office 2007 is the most recent Windows version of the Microsoft Office System, Microsoft's productivity suite.

Small Caps

Small capitals (usually abbreviated small caps) are uppercase (capital) characters set at the same height and weight as surrounding lowercase (small) letters or text figures.


The bottom area from the edge of the outer shelf down to the ocean floor.

Slides/Outline Pane

The Outline / Slides Pane on the left side of the screen. You can switch between views by clicking on the desired tab at the top of the pane.

Slide Show View

In a power point, to show in slide show view.

Slide Pane

Software feature available in some programs that is found on the left-side of the screen and displays small preview images or thumbnails of available files or features available in the program.

Slide Masters

The slide master in PowerPoint is a template that contains preset layouts, colors and fonts for PowerPoint presentations.

Slide Master View

Slide Masters also known as Master Slides act like templates and define how slides are formatted.

Sizing Handle

Adjustment handles are the little boxes appearing on the corners and edges of a "selected control" that let you change the size and shape of the control.


Not having a blank space between lines.

Simple Payback Period

Payback period in business and economics refers to the period of time required for the return on an investment to "repay" the sum of the original investment. For example, a $1000 investment which returned $500 per year would have a two year payback period.


The 18th letter of the Greek alphabet.

Shortcut Menu

A context menu is a menu in a graphical user interface (GUI) that appears upon user interaction, such as a right mouse click or middle click mouse operation.