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Word Processing Vocabulary

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    • Access keys: A tool that replaces some keyboard shortcut from earlier versions of Microsoft and appears as small square labels.
    • AutoComplete: A command that automatically completes text, such as the current date, day of the week and month.
    • Backstage view: A tool that offers quick access to commands for performing many file management tasks all displayed in a single navigation pane that can be customized to meet user’s needs.
    • Dialog box: A box that displays additional options or information you can use to execute commands.
    • Dialog box launcher: A small arrow in the lower-right corner of the group.
    • Groups: Collections of related Word commands.
    • I-Beam: The large “I” created when users place the cursor near the insertion point.
    • Insertion point: The blinking point at the upper-left side of the document where you will begin creating your text.
    • KeyTips: A tool that replaces some keyboard shortcuts from earlier versions of Microsoft.
    • Menu: A list of options.
    • Mini toolbar: A small toolbar with popular commands that appears when you point to selected text.
    • Nonprinting characters: Symbols for certain formatting commands that can help users create and edit documents.
    • Preview: A tool that enables users to visually check your document for errors before printing.
    • Print: To send a document to a printer.
    • Quick access toolbar: A toolbar that contains commands that users use more often, such as Save, Undo, and Redo.
    • Ribbons: A tool that is divided into eight tabs that contain groups.
    • Save: A button in the Quick Access Toolbar that saves an existing document.
    • Save As: A dialog box that will save a document in a specific format.
    • ScreenTip: A tool that provides more information about commands.
    • Settings: An option that enables users to set document properties.
    • Shortcut menu: A menu that contains a list of useful commands.
    • Tabs: Eight areas of activity on the Ribbon that contain groups or collections of related Word commands.
    • Template: Master document that has predefined page layout, fonts, margins, and styles and is used to create new documents that will share the same basic formatting.
    • Undo: A command that allows users to cancel or undo their last command or action.
    • White space: A space between pages in a document.
    • Word Wrap: A tool that automatically wraps text to the next line as it reaches the right margin.