Accent — A way of speaking that is characteristic of a geographic region.
Acoustic Model — A set of mathematical formulas that analyzes human voice patterns and evaluates the probability of spoken words matching words in the speech recognition vocabulary.
Active Cell — The cell ready for data entry.
Address Book — Part of a user’s E-mail account that allows storage of E-mail addresses.
Align — To line up objects using the top, bottom, center, left, or right edges.
Alignment — The way lines of text are arranged.
Alignment (spreadsheet)— When data is entered into a cell, labels will align on the left and values will align on the right.
Alternative input methods — Methods of data input other than the traditional keyboard/mouse which utilize programs such as speech or handwriting recognition or features of PDAs.
Animations — Special visual and sound effects applied to a slide.
Anti-virus software — Software that detects viruses and repairs files.
Application level gateways — Also known as Proxy– Similar to an application gateway, but uses software applications to view the data before it passes through the firewall.
Area chart/graph — The area in a slide designed to represent a chart or graph.
Arithmetic operators — Symbols used in mathematical expressions in queries to retrieve information from a database. (Ex. +, - , *, /)
Arrange — Process of placing data in a particular order.
Ascending - Process of arranging data in an A-Z or smallest to largest number order.
Aspect Ratio — The relationship between an object’s height and width.
Attachment — A file that is attached and sent with an E-mail message.
Attributes — Properties or characteristics of a slide.
Autoflow — Feature that automatically places text not fitting within a text frame into the next available text frame
Background — Area behind text or objects.
Background Color — Slide color usually dark with light text or visa-versa.
Barcode Scanner — Input device that reads bar codes which can track both assets and inventory, check items in, manage item locations, maintain physical inventory, and control fixed assets.
Bibliography — A list of sources used in a document.
Biometric Device — Authentication technique that relies on measurable physical characteristics that can be automatically checked.
Bleed — An object that extends beyond a printer’s print area that can be trimmed later.
Block Style — A letter style in which the date, closure, and signature block are typed at the left margin (no indentions or tabs).
Bluetooth technology — a radio frequency technology that does not require a clear line of sight.
Bold/Boldface — A formatting option that makes selected words print darker than normal.
Booklet — A publication containing a series of folds or binds.
Border Art — Decorative borders that come with a desktop publishing program or can be created and can be placed around a frame or box.
Border — A frame that surrounds pictures or text.
Browser — Special software program required to navigate the WWW that allows access to information on the Internet.
Browser hijacking — Software that changes your Internet Explorer settings.
Browsing — Process of exploring the Web.
Bulleted List — A list of key points, each proceeded by a symbol for emphasis. Used to illustrate items that can occur in any order; an enhancement feature.
Bulletin board system — A central computer used
by special interest groups to exchange information on a particular topic.
Calculated column/field — A column or field containing data created by using a formula.
Calculation — The process of computing data using formulas.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome — Painful, inflammatory condition that affects the carpal or wrist portion of the median nerve. Often associated with repetitive actions such as typing. Can be caused by physical trauma or hereditary conditions that inflame tendons around the nerve, disrupting hand function and resulting in numbness and pain.
Catalog — Helps create different types of publications;
Helps create different types of images.
Cell — Part of a table that is formed by the intersection of rows and columns.
Cell (spreadsheet) — Intersection of a row and a column and identified by a cell reference.
Cell range — A selected group of cells that form a rectangle.
Cell reference — The column letter and the row number. Example: B12.
Center justification — Aligns the text horizontally on a line.
Character or text data — Entries in a database or spreadsheet that represent text—such as phone numbers, names, color, size.
Chart — Visual display of data in a spreadsheet, also know as a graph.
Charting — Creating and inserting charts to
represent information graphically; examples include bar, line, pie,
Circuit level gateways — A firewall that only allows data into the network based on the data that was requested from the network.
Clip Art — Electronic artwork available on the computer.
Clipboard — Temporary holding area that stores information for future use.
Close — To exit the program or file.
Closing Slide — Gracefully ends a presentation.
Column — Identified by letters that appear at the top of the spreadsheet. (Vertical).
Column chart — Chart that shows how values change over a period of time; most used chart type. Rectangular shapes make comparisons of data values easy.
Column width — The amount of space given a field or column.
Columns — Vertical section of the database
table; corresponds to a field.
Communications Connectivity — A computer buzzword that refers to a program or device’s ability to link with other programs and devices.
Comparison operators — Used in mathematical expressions in queries to compare pairs of values (ex. <, >, <=).
Continuous Speech Recognition (CSR) — Speech recognition system that enables users to speak normally, pausing only to give commands and insert punctuation marks.
Copy — When you make a duplicate of data in a document.
Copyfitting — Makes the copy fit the space within a publication.
Criteria expression- Used in a query to identify what information to retrieve from the database.
Crop — Conceals unwanted portions of an image.
Currency — A numeric type of data which adds a $ sign to the number. Also allows the user to determine the number of decimals to be displayed.
Custom Animations — Defining animation types, speeds, and sounds.
Cut — When you remove data from a document.
Data — Information keyed into a database; also known as an entry.
Data marker — Object that represents the individual values; marker can be a bar, column, etc.
Data point — Single value or piece of data from the data series.
Data series — A collection of related values
from the worksheet; one row/column on the worksheet.
Data Source — A database that lists the specific recipient information.
Data stripping — the removal of data when transferring a file to a Pocket PC.
Database — An efficient means of storing and retrieving data and printing reports from the stored data.
Database Management System — A package of computer programs and documentation that lets one establish and use a database. It allows one to store and retrieve data according to his/her own criteria. An example is Access software.
Datasheet View — A method of viewing or inputting data that contains information about more than one record at a time; table with rows (records) and columns (fields); also known as list view.
Date data — Entries in a database or spreadsheet that are formatted for a date in a particular style. (Ex. 01/01/00 or January 1, xxxx)
Deadline — the date that a task is due.
Decrease Indent Button — To lower the level of a paragraph.
Default — The preset conditions of the software which may be modified.
Descending — Process of arranging data in a Z-A or largest number to smallest number order.
Design — Process of determining each of the fields, field properties, and data types in a database.
Desktop Publishing — A program used to create professional publications.
Desktop Publishing Program — A program that allows you to manipulate text and graphics in publication documents.
Dictation mode — Enables users to dictate text into a computer application.
Digital Camcorder — A camcorder that produces video recordings with highly accurate color and crisp, clear resolution – far better than the resolution offered by television broadcast.
Digital Camera — A camera that images rather than records on film. Once a picture has been taken, it can be downloaded to a computer and then manipulated and printed.
Digital Pen — A pen that records all movements
in a graphic file much the same way a digital tablet works.
Domain — The part of an Internet E-mail address after the @ symbol that identifies the computer where the user is working.
Domain extension (also known as top-level domain) — The last three letters of an Internet address.
Domain extension types — .com=commercial service, .edu=education, .gov = government, .mil=military, .net=network provider, .org=organization.
Domain name system (DNS) — The system used to identify Internet addresses.
Dot Leaders — Tiny dots or dashes that make it easier to read a table of contents or other columned information.
Download — Transferring data (files) from a remote computer to a location on the user’s local computer.
Dragon — Company, also known as Dragon Systems, that released the first continuous speech recognition (CSR) product in 1997 with over 30,000 words in its speech dictionary. The product was called NaturallySpeaking.
Drawing Tools — Toolbox buttons that let you create geometric designs.
Drop Case — A formatting feature that lets
you change the appearance of a paragraph’s initial character.
Edit — To change or modify the original entry.
Ellipsis — Three dots (...) that indicate another dialog box will be opened.
E-mail — Means of communicating electronically via the Internet.
Embedded — Objects that become a part of a given document.
Embedding — Inserting an object into another file (such as a sound file or a picture file) so that it becomes a permanent part of that file.
Embedded chart — Chart that appears on the same sheet as the worksheet data.
Endnotes — References used to credit the source of information.
Enhancement — Adds emphasis or importance to a document by using color, bullets, etc.
Entry — The data and formulas that are typed in a field.
Favorites/bookmarks — Websites that the user can store and visit by clicking on the name of the site.
Field — One item of information in a record and is represented by a column.
Field name — The title you assign each field.
Field properties — Additional design information about a database—such as field size, decimal places, and format.
File — a saved database.
Fire Wire Device — A very fast external bus standard that supports data transfer rates of up to 400 Mbps.
Firewalls — A piece of hardware or software that examines data passing into the computer or network and discards it if it does not meet certain criteria.
Flash Media Cards — quarter-size data storing cards that act as additional storage for PDAs.
Flip — Objects created using drawing tools which can be rotated horizontally or vertically using a toolbar button.
Font — A group of characters (letters,
numbers, and symbols) that have a similar appearance.
Font Attributes — Additions that enhance and emphasize font.
Font Size — The size of characters.
Font — A group of characters that are similar in appearance.
Footer — Repetitive text automatically printed at the bottom margin of a document, such as a page number.
Footnotes — References used to credit the source of information or add explanations. They are keyed at the bottom of the same page that they reference.
Foreground — Area of a page where most information is placed.
Foreground Color — Usually the text color; usually light on a dark background or visa-versa.
Form — A customized manner of inputting data into a database or presenting data on a screen.
Form view — A customized manner
of inputting data into a database or presenting data on a screen.
Format — The procedure of defining how information appears on a page. This may include bold, underlining, italics, arranging text on a page, number of decimal places, the style of print, color, etc.
Format stripping — the removal of certain formatting when transferring a file to a Pocket PC.
Formatting Tool Bar — Buttons on the tool bar used to change the appearance of objects in a publication.
Formula — Equations with symbols for math operations. A formula begins with an equals sign. Example =B6+B7+B8+B9.
Frame — Object in a publication containing text, a graphic image, a table, or any combination of these.
Full justified — Lines of text are
both left and right aligned.
Function — Special formulas that do not use operators to calculate a result. i.e. A shortcut formula. Example: =Sum(A6:A9).
Global Positional System — By using three satellites, GPS can calculate the longitude and latitude of the receiver based on the intersection of the three spheres.
Graffiti — the handwriting recognition software for Palm OS.
Graphic Image — A piece of electronic artwork.
Graphical browser — A special software program, often called a GUI or a graphical user interface that allows you to access text, color, video, sound, and multimedia presentations on the Internet.
Graphics — Images that enhance a document or publication.
Gridline — Horizontal or vertical line that extends across the plot area of the chart to make it easier to read/understand the values.
Group —Combines multiple objects into one easily manipulated object.
Handheld Computer (Pocket PC) — A portable computer that is small enough to be held in one's hand. Although extremely convenient to carry, handheld computers have not replaced notebook computers because of their small keyboards and screens. The most popular hand-held computers are those that are specifically designed to provide PIM (personal information manager) functions, such as a calendar and address book. The most popular are IPAQ and Palm.
Handles — Small, usually black, squares displayed
around the perimeter of a selected object used in sizing.
Handwriting Recognition — The technique by which a computer system can recognize characters and other symbols written by hand. In theory, handwriting recognition should free us from our keyboards, allowing us to write and draw in a more natural way. It is considered one of the key technologies that will determine the ultimate success or failure of PDAs and other hand-held devices.
Hanging Indent — All lines except the first line are indented.
Hard break — Created by the user, inserts a page break manually by pressing CTL + Enter.
Headers — Repetitive text located in the top margin that is automatically printed at the top of each page of a document
Hierarchy — Levels within an outline.
History — The listing of websites that the user has been to in the past few days.
Hits (database) — Number of items found in a response to a search query.
Home page — The main page for a Website.
Home page — The first page that is opened in the browser.
Horizontal Ruler — Measuring guide that displays above the publication window.
Horizontally Centered — Equal white space on left and right margins.
Host — An Internet computer.
Hypertext — A portion of a text document that contains programming code to link a word, graphic, or phrase to another section in a document, or to a different document.
Hypertext link — Allows user to jump from word, graphic, or phrase to a different document.
Hypertext markup language (HTML) — Refers to the embedded directions within regular text to create web pages.
Hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) — The communications instructions used to connect the WWW across the Internet.
Identity theft — Any instance where a person uses someone else’s identification documents or other identifiers in order to impersonate that person for any reason.
Increase Indent Button — To raise a paragraph to another level.
Indent — Insetting text from the left or right margins.
Index — A list of page numbers where specific information (words and phrases) are found in a document. A special word processing feature in many programs will auto-create a table of contents for the document.
Integration — combining several software programs and data to present a final project.
Interactive Whiteboard — A whiteboard uses software to connect to a computer and provides handwriting recognition.
Intermediate goals — goals that take about a week to accomplish.
Internet – The network of networks.
ISP – Internet Service Provider.
Italics — Characters are evenly slanted toward the right.
Jargon — Unique vocabulary including technical terms, slang, and phrases not used by the general public. Also called shop talk.
Kerning — Adjusts the spacing between character pairs.
Key — Identifier for each record; data entry cannot be duplicated (ex. Catalog or Identification Number); also known as primary key.
Keywords — Words used to locate
images within clip art and images.
Label — Text, symbol, date, or number not used in calculations.
Landscape — Page orientation (layout) that is wider than tall; horizontal or wide layout.
Language Bar — Speech recognition or voice control center providing easy access to speech and handwriting recognition tools in Microsoft Office.
Layer — Changes the position of objects in relation to one another so that one appears to be on top of or behind another.
Layout — How information is arranged for presentations.
Layout Guides — Lines that assist in accurately
positioning objects on a page.
Leaders — Pattern of dots, dashes, or solid underlines used to fill the empty space to the left or right of a tab stop.
Legend — The object that explains the symbols, colors, or patterns used to differentiate the series in the chart.
LCD (liquid crystal display) — A type of display used in many portable computers and flat screen monitors. LCD displays utilize two sheets of polarizing material with a liquid crystal solution between them. An electric current passed through the liquid causes the crystals to align so that light cannot pass through them. Each crystal, therefore, is like a shutter, either allowing light to pass through or blocking the light.
Left Bound Report — A report bound together on the left. Left margin is increased to 1.5”.
Left Justification — All lines are evenly aligned at the left side.
Lernout & Hauspie — Early leader in the development of speech recognition and translation software. Pioneered many speech recognition technologies and translation tools with Microsoft. Pioneered Natural Language Technology (NLT) commands in its Voice Xpress software.
Letter — A type of correspondence sent from one business to another.
Level — A position within an outline that indicates importance.
Line chart — Chart that shows a trend in data over a period of time.
Line Spacing — The amount of space between lines in a document.
Linking (spreadsheet) — A function that allows one spreadsheet to contain external references to one or more supporting spreadsheets or graphs so that as a user updates, the external and remote spreadsheets or graphs will be updated.
Links — Allow users to move from one part of a site to another part or to another site.
List View — A method of viewing or inputting data that contains information about more than one record at a time; table with rows (records) and columns (fields); also known as Datasheet View.
Literal search engines — Search using Boolean operators to narrow the search of sites. Searches are based on the words that the user enters.
Lock Aspect Ratio — Displays a check mark to maintain object proportions.
Logo — Distinctive shape, symbol, or color that is visibly recognized as belonging to a company or product
Long-term goals — goals that take a long time to achieve, or for fixed or ongoing tasks.
Mailing labels - Address labels that are attached to an envelope. Many software packages have the ability to create mailing labels as part of the mail merge process.
Mail merge — process that combines a word processing
document with a data source.
Margins — Space around the edges of a page.
Master task list — a “to do” list that helps you keep track of what you need to achieve.
Masthead — The banner at the beginning of a newsletter
that contains its name, volume, issue, and date.
Maximize — To make the window fill up the entire screen.
Media Storage Device — Objects on which data can be stored. These include hard disks, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, smart media, flash disks, memory sticks, and tapes.
Memorandum — A type of correspondence sent within a business. Margins: Top = 2”, Side = 1”, and Bottom = 1”
Menu Bar — Contains menus from which you choose commands.
Minimize — To shrink the window down to the taskbar.
Miniature Mobile Storage Device — Devices that use flash technology for data storage such as Compact Flash, Smart Media, SD Media, Mini SD, TransFlash, xDPicture Card, and Memory Sticks.
Mirrored Guides — Layout guides and margins on left and right facing pages that appear to be mirrored images
Mixed Punctuation — A colon after the salutation and a comma after the complimentary close.
Modified Block Style — A letter style in which the date and closure are keyed at center point (usually 6 tabs over).
Multi-level Slide — A slide that contains more than one level.
Multimedia — Using various mediums to assist in
represent information; such as video, audio, etc.
Natural language search engines — Searches are completed by typing in complete sentences. Searches are based on key words in the sentence.
Natural Language Technology (NLT) — Commands that make speaking to a speech recognition system almost as natural as talking to a person.
NatuallySpeaking — First accurate, continuous speech recognition product with over 30,000 words in its speech dictionary.
Netiquette — Network etiquette – The do’s and don’ts of online communication.
New Line Command — Ends the current line of text and moves the insertion point to the next line.
New Paragraph Command — Ends a paragraph and moves the insertion point to the next line. Generally, there is more white space between paragraphs than between lines within a paragraph.
Numbered List — Used to list items in a particular order.
Numeric data — Entries in a database or spreadsheet
that are formatted for numbers that can be used in calculations.
Objects — The make up of a slide that includes text, graphics, charts, etc.
Objects Toolbar – Contains buttons used to create frames for text, tables, and graphics.
One-page flyer — A document that informs the public about local happenings or events.
Open Punctuation — No punctuation after salutation or complimentary close.
Orientation — Position the paper is printed in.
Orphan — First line of a paragraph left alone at the bottom of a page.
Outline — An enumerated list of information found within a document such as a report.
Outlining — Developing the presentation using an outline to assist with organization.
Packet filtering firewall — This firewall compares the incoming data to a list of rules prepared for the destination it is intended for.
Page break — Indicates that the maximum number of lines has been keyed on a page and a new page is beginning.
Page orientation — Direction a document is printed (landscape or portrait).
Palette — A collection of colors that may be used in a presentation.
Paste — To insert cut or copied data into a document.
PDA — Personal Digital Assistant.
Percent - A numeric type of data which adds a % symbol
to a number
Pie chart — Chart that shows only one data series
and is used to compare sizes of each part to the whole; percentage.
Plot area — The rectangular area bound by the category and values axes.
Plug and Play — Indicates that the hardware will run as soon as it is plugged into the computer. Most of these are mice, storage devices, and printers.
Pocket PC — the generic name for PDAs that run Microsoft CE or Microsoft Mobile
Point Size — The measurement of the height of a character--1/72nd of an inch equals one point
Portrait — Taller than wide.
PPT — The filename extension for PowerPoint presentations.
Presentation Graphics — A software program used to present information electronically using slides.
Primary sort — A method of sorting a column of data in a particular order by selecting the field to consider first when sorting.
Probe (scientific devices) — Devices that, when connected to a computer, are able to translate data received.
Procrastination — the process of putting off a task.
Profile — Special file that collects data about a user’s speech patterns. A user profile enables the speech recognition system to store speech patterns and vocabulary for individual speakers.
Pronunciation — Sound of words when they are spoken
Proof Print — Approximation of how your final publication will look.
Pull Quote — A short statement extracted from the text and set aside from the body of the text.
Record — A group of related fields of information. Everything on one row is a record.
Reference Initials — Initials of the typist, typed in lower case with no punctuation.
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) — Condition, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, that causes painful inflammation that affects parts of the body involved in repetitive actions such as typing.
Report — Specifications for output of data in a particular format.
Retrieve — The process of loading information that has been stored.
Reverse Text — Formatting method that displays light characters on a dark background.
Right justified — Alignment that allows a document to have an even right margin.
Right Justification — All lines are evenly aligned on the right side.
Rotate — Changes the position of an object in degrees.
Rows — Identified by numbers on the left side of the spreadsheet. (Horizontal)
Row (database)— Horizontal section of a database table; corresponds to a record in a database.
Ruler Guides — Created in the foreground of individual pages by dragging a ruler while holding shift.
Rulers — Horizontally and vertically scaled
displays beneath the tool bar and to the left of the workspace.
Say What You See — Voice-activated technology that enables users to access any function or command visible in a dialog box, menu bar, toolbar, or task pane.
Save As — Used to save a document for the first time or to save a new version of an edited file.
Save — Used to update an existing document; The process of storing a file on a disk or other storage medium for future use.
Scanner — A device that can read text or illustrations printed on paper and translate the information into a form the computer can use.
Scratch Area — Surrounds the publication and is used to store elements.
Scratch That — Voice command that erases the last word or phrase dictated.
Search — A help feature used to locate files stored in the computer; The ability to locate a string of characters or particular data in a document.
Search engines — Sites on the web that are designed to help people find information stored on other sites.
Secondary sort — When sorting a column of data, the second column to consider when arranging the data.
Secure website — A website that uses data encryption to keep all information protected.
Short-term goals — goals that take about a day to accomplish.
Sidebar — Information not vital to a publication which is placed to the side of the regular text.
Slides — The basic unit of a presentation.
Slide Show — An electronic presentation.
Slide Transitions — A special effect used to progress
slides throughout a presentation.
Smart phone — a cell phone with PDA capabilities or a PDA with cell phone capabilities.
Snap-to — Feature with a magnetic-like effect that pulls whatever is being lined up to the layout guide.
Soft break — A new page automatically created by the software program.
Sort - Process of arranging data in a particular order.
Speech Balloon — Displays messages about the current
status of the speech recognition software and warns users if the current
speech is too loud or too soft for processing.
Speech Recognition — The field of computer science
that deals with designing computer systems that can recognize spoken words.
Note that voice recognition implies only that the computer can take dictation,
not that it understands what is being said.
Spreadsheet — A program that allows you to use
rows and columns of data to manage, predict, and present information.
Standard Tool Bar — Buttons on a toolbar for completing common tasks.
Stateful inspection — A packet filter firewall that examines more than just the address and port information.
Status Bar — Reveals information relevant to the task.
Story — Text in a publication.
Style — Defined formatting attributes.
Subscript — Text that has been lowered vertically.
Superscript — Text that has been raised vertically.
Synchronization — the transfer and update of files between a computer and a PDA.
Tab key — Moves the cursor a predetermined number of spaces.
Table — A grid of rows and columns that intersect to form cells. Tabular arrangement of information using columns and rows for organization.
Table of Contents — A list of topics found in a document and arranged numerically by the page numbers where the topics appear. A special word processing feature in many programs will create a table of contents for the document.
Table wizard — A feature that provides sample of tables, each with its own appropriate fields, which may be formatted in the document.
Tablet — An input device that enables the user to enter drawings and sketches into a computer. A digitizing tablet consists of an electronic tablet and a cursor or pen. A cursor (also called a puck) is similar to a mouse, except that it has a window with cross hairs for pinpoint placement, and it can have as many as 16 buttons. A pen (also called a stylus) looks like a simple ballpoint pen but uses an electronic head instead of ink. The tablet contains electronics that enable it to detect movement of the cursor or pen and translate the movements into digital signals that it sends to the computer.
Tablet PC — A type of notebook computer that has an LCD screen on which the user can write using a special stylus. The handwriting is digitized and can be converted to standard text through handwriting recognition, or it can remain as handwritten text. Tablet PCs typically have a keyboard and/or a mouse for input.
Template — Pre-designed backgrounds for slides.
Text Frame — Graphic object in which text is typed.
Text Overflow — Text that does not fit in the frame.
Text Slide — A slide where text is primarily
Text Wrap — Feature that allows text to flow around an object or graphic.
Tick mark — Small line or maker on the X-axis and Y-axis to help in reading the values.
Time management — the process of organizing activities in a person’s life to determine what tasks have priority, in order to enhance the quality and quantity of their work.
Title Slide — The first slide that introduces the presentation to the audience.
Toolbars — Buttons for the most frequently used
Train — Process in which a user reads a sample script aloud, enabling the speech recognition system to record an individual’s unique speech patterns, increasing the accuracy of the conversation from spoken words to the text.
Two-Page Spread — View that enables you to see two pages at once.
Type Face — A set of characters with a common
style and design.
Unbound Report — A short report that is stapled or held together by a paper clip.
Underline — A horizontal line that is placed beneath characters.
Ungroup — Turns a single object into multiple objects.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Flash Drive (Pen Drive or Jump Drive) - Plug this device into your USB port, and you instantly have an additional hard drive.
Update — Add or change data in a document.
URL — Uniform Resource Locator. The web address.
USB — Acronym for the Universal Serial Bus, an interface connection to a personal computer. USB speech recognition headsets and microphones bypass the sound card and input speech more directly and with less distortion into a computer processor.
Value — A number entered into a spreadsheet cell that will be used for calculations.
Vertically Centered — Equal white space on the top and bottom margins.
ViaVoice — Continuous voice dictation software created by IBM.
Voice Command Mode — Enables users to give verbal commands to control menus and format documents in any Microsoft Office application.
Voice Commands — Using your voice to manipulate a presentation.
Voice Xpress — Speech recognition product created
by Lernout & Hauspie. It pioneered many Natural Language Technology
or NLT commands.
Watermark — A faint, lightly shaded image that appears behind other images.
Webcam — A camera that broadcasts images through the Internet through a computer or web cell phone.
Web Cell Phone — A cellular telephone that allows users to access the Internet via wireless communication.
Web TV — A small box with a keyboard that connects to a telephone line and television. It connects to the Internet via a telephone service and then converts the downloaded Web pages to a format that can be displayed on the TV. These products also come with a remote control device so that you can navigate the Web.
Widow/Orphan Protection — Feature
that prevents widows and orphans in a document.
Wireless Communication — The ability to send data or video without being connected to a wire, either by telephone or handheld computers.
Wireless networking — Technology that enables two or more computers to communicate without wires.
WordArt — A cartoon-like object containing curves or wavy text.
Word processing — Software that is designed for the entry, editing, and printing of documents.
Word wrap — Text automatically goes to the next line.
Workspace — The area where a new or existing publication appears.
World Wide Web (WWW) — Hypermedia system that lets you browse through related documents on the Internet through the use of hypertext links.
X-axis — Category axis that describes what is shown in the chart.
XP/2003 — Microsoft’s speech recognition product that is built into MS Office XP or 2003.
XY chart — Chart that is also known as a scatter chart and is used to show relationships between multiple values.
Y-axis — The value axis that shows the range of values (or scale) of the chart.
Zero Point — The location of zero on both the vertical and horizontal rulers that can be moved; allows for precise measurements.
Zoom Mode — Makes the page scale larger or smaller so you can move in or away from page objects.