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Microsoft Word Glossary

Alignment

Alignment refers to the position of lines in a paragraph in relation to the documents left and right margins; i.e., whether they are left-aligned, centered, right-aligned, or justified (evenly spaced).

Applying Styles

Applying styles refers to the action of formatting paragraphs and text according to an existing style definition.

Arrange All

Use the Arrange All command on the Window menu to see all of the available windows at one time. The windows are arranged horizontally, which is helpful if you are working with two or more documents at the same time.

Arrow Keys

The arrow keys on the keyboard can be used to move the insertion point up and down line by line and right and left character by character. In a cell, when the last line or character is reached, the arrow keys will move the insertion point to the next cell.

ASCII Text

ASCII text, also known as plain text, can be created in such applications as Notepad. Unlike Word documents, ASCII documents cannot be formatted.

AutoCorrect

AutoCorrect continuously checks your document for misspelled and unrecognized words and for grammar errors. Right-click a word with a wavy red or green line beneath it to see a menu of alternatives.

AutoFit

Use the AutoFit command to format each column to the width of the widest entry in that column.

AutoFormat

AutoFormat is a feature that automatically changes text as you type. AutoFormat includes such formatting as numbered and bulleted lists, borders, capitalization, and common spelling errors.

Automatic Numbering

Automatic numbering refers to the application of sequential numbers to consecutive paragraphs. Typically, each numbered paragraph is an item in a list. When paragraphs are added to or deleted from a series of numbered paragraphs, the paragraphs will renumber automatically

AutoText

AutoText refers to text and graphics that can be named, stored, and reused in Word documents.

Background Printing

Use the Background Printing option in the Printing Options area to have Word print the document "behind the scenes" while you continue to work in Word.

BACKSPACE

The [BACKSPACE] key on the keyboard is most often used to delete data to the left of the insertion point.

Bold

Bold characters appear on the screen in a higher intensity or in a different color than surrounding text. Bold characters on the printed page appear as darker characters or makes them appear "fatter." Bold should be used for emphasis, but like all formatting characteristics, should be used sparingly.

Book Icon

Book icons contain groupings of Help topics according to main themes or ideas. These books can contain sub-books as well as topics. Books are opened and closed by double-clicking them.

Borders

Borders are boxes that are placed around text, pages, and tables. Borders add emphasis or decoration to the enclosed data, and they can be in any number of formats.

Break Dialog Box

The Break dialog box allows you to insert a page, column, or section break in a document and specify the type of section break to be used.

Browse

Use the Browse feature to look through a document using its elements. For instance, you could look for specific text, the next or previous table, a specific page, the next or previous heading, or the next or previous footnote.

Bullets

Bullets are special characters or symbols that are used to set off a paragraph. Typically, each bulleted paragraph is an item in a list, and it consists of the bullet symbol and indenting to set the bullet apart from the text

Catalog

Catalog refers to a type of document created in Mail Merge that contains multiple records per page.

Cell

A cell is the intersection of a row and a column in a table.

Cell Height

Cell height is the space between the top and bottom borders of a cell.

Cell Width

Cell width is the space between the left and right borders of a cell.

Center Alignment

With center alignment, each line of a paragraph is centered between the left and right margins or indents.

Centering

Centering is the placement of a line of text in the center of the screen or page where the left-most and right-most characters in the line are the same distance from the left and right margins.

Character Style

Character styles are represented by an underlined "a" on the Style list. Character styles store all the formatting for a single character. They can be applied to one or many characters within a paragraph without affecting the entire paragraph.

Click-and-drag

To click-and-drag, press the left mouse button and keep it down while you move the mouse on the mouse pad.

Click-and-hold

To click-and-hold, hold the mouse steady, press the left mouse button, and keep it down until you have performed the action you want.

Clip Art

Clip art consists of pre-designed images that can be placed within a document.

Close

Use the Close command on the File menu to complete your work on a document and put it away without leaving Word.

Collate

Use the Collate option in the Copies area to have Word print complete, multiple-page documents before printing any subsequent copies of the same document.

Columns

In a document, columns refers to the formatting of text so that it flows side-by-side on a page like a newspaper.

Contents And Index

Use the Contents and Index command on the Help menu to access various kinds of help about Word.

Contents Card

The Contents card contains book icons that display Help topics organized by category.

Context-sensitive Help

Context-sensitive means that the information provided relates specifically to the command or operation that you are working on. Word provides several kinds of context-sensitive help.

Continuous Section Break

Use the Continuous command in the Break dialog box to establish that the section that follows does not necessarily begin on a new page.

Copies

The Copies area allows you to specify the number of copies to print by typing the number in the Number of copies text box.

Copying Drag-and-drop Mouse Pointer

The northwest arrow becomes the copying drag-and-drop mouse pointer when you [CTRL+Click-and-drag] a selected item from one location to another.

Courier New

Courier New is a monospaced font that is available on every Windows-based computer.

Crop

Crop describes the editing of a graphic by trimming off unwanted portions of the image.

CTRL+Click-and-drag

Use [CTRL+Click-and-drag] to copy information without using the Windows Clipboard.

Current Document

The current, or active document is the document you see on the Word screen.

Data Form

A data form is a dialog box that allows you to view and edit individual records in a database.

Data Source

A data source contains the information from which a merged document is created. The data source is merged with a main document, which specifies the kind of output required.

Database

A database is a collection of organized information.

Database Field

A field is a specific category of information in a database. Some examples of possible fields are Name, Telephone Number, and Address.

Default

Default means standard. Default settings are the settings that Word uses unless you ask it to use other settings.

Delete Rows

Use the Delete Rows command on the Table menu to delete selected rows in a table.

Dictionary

Word uses two kinds of dictionaries in tandem: a main dictionary and a custom dictionary. The main dictionary cannot be altered. You can add words to your custom dictionary.

Document

A document is any data file that is created by a specific application.

Document Field

A field is an area in your document where a specific type of data is entered or calculated.

Document Icon

Use the document icon in Help windows to open the Help document about the topic.

Double-click

To double-click, hold the mouse steady while you press the left mouse twice quickly.

Double-click Selections

Double-clicking a word will select the entire word. Double-clicking in the selection bar will select an entire paragraph.

Drag-and-drop

Drag-and-drop is a feature that allows you to move or copy information without using the Windows Clipboard. To use it, you simply drag a selected item from one location to another. It is best used for moving or copying small items short distances.

Drag-select

Use drag-select to select text. With the I-beam mouse pointer, click before the text you want to select, and drag to the end of the text you want to select. The selected text appears highlighted (with a dark background) and is ready to be changed.

Drawing Objects

Use the Drawing Objects option in the Include with Document area to have Word also print drawing objects that have been created in or inserted into your document. If you don't need to print the graphics in your document, turn this feature off to print faster and save ink or toner.

End-of-document Marker

Seen in some views, the end-of-document marker is a horizontal bar near the left margin of the document that indicates the end of the document.

Envelopes

Envelopes refers to a type of document created in Mail Merge that contains only one record per page.

Exit

Use the Exit command on the File menu to close all documents and leave Word entirely.

Field

A field is an area in your document where a specific type of data is entered or calculated.

File List

The file list appears under the Look in text box in the Open dialog box, and shows the documents or folders in the current folder.

File Name

Word assumes that you want to use the first line of your document as its file name, and places this text in the File name text box in the Save As dialog box.

File Name Text Box

Use the File name text box in the Open dialog box to enter the name of the document you want to open.

Files Of Type Box

Use the Files of type box in the Open dialog box to specify the type of file that you want to open. Use the down-arrow to open a list of common file types.

Find And Replace Dialog Box

Use the Find and Replace dialog box to find or replace words, phrases, or other characters in the document, or to go to a specific spot in the document.

Find Card

The Find card contains a database of all the words found in the Help topics, allowing you to search for help by using key words or phrases.

Find In Field Dialog Box

The Find in Field dialog box allows you to search for specific data in a field from within a data form.

Float Over Text

Use the Float over text option to create a floating picture. The picture can be placed anywhere on the page, and is not dependent upon the text on the page. This is the default setting when you insert a picture into a document.

Folder

A folder is an area on the disk that can contain files and subfolders that are usually related by type, purpose, or application.

Font

A font is a style and size of type, such as Times New Roman, 12 point, bold. A font is a set of all the characters available in one typeface and size, including uppercase and lowercase letters, punctuation, and numerals

Font Formatting

Font Formatting changes the appearance of the text. Font formatting includes enhancements such as font style (bolding, centering, and underlining), point size (12 pt), and font typeface (Times New Roman, Arial, and Courier).

Footer

A footer is the contents of an area located within the bottom margin of a page

Form Letters

Form Letters refers to a type of document created in Mail Merge that contains only one record per page.

Format Painter

Format Painter is a Word command that allows you to copy the formatting of one paragraph and apply it to another paragraph.

Format Picture Dialog Box

Use the Format Picture dialog box to define the size, position, color, or contrast of the selected picture, or to set how the text wraps around the picture in the document.

Formatting Toolbar

Located under the standard toolbar, the formatting toolbar gives quick access to various formatting commands and functions such as font type and style and text alignment.

Formulas

Word allows you to perform simple calculations that follow the syntax of Excel formulas. If you need to perform more complex calculations, you can also insert an Excel worksheet into Word.

Frame

A frame is a container for text and graphics that can be placed anywhere within a document, including the margins, and which forces existing text to wrap around it.

Full Screen View

Full Screen view, available on the View menu, provides full-screen access to the document by hiding Word's non-document areas such as the menu bar and toolbars. When you select Full Screen view, Word opens the Full Screen toolbar that you can use to return to the last view you were using before selecting Full Screen view.

Graphics

Graphics are images such as clip art, word art, graphs, and charts.

Grid Setting

Use the Grid setting on the Borders card of the Borders and Shading dialog box to apply a grid effect to a table.

Gridlines

Use the Gridlines command on the Table menu to display thin dotted lines around the cells of a table. Gridlines do not print.

Hand Mouse Pointer

The mouse pointer becomes a hand mouse pointer when you point to a hot spot. It is an indication that you can click the hot spot to get more information about the topic.

Hard Return

You can force Word to end a paragraph and move to the next line by pressing [ENTER]. When you press [ENTER], you insert a hard return.

Header

A header is the contents of an area located within the top margin of a page.

Header And Footer Toolbar

The Header and Footer toolbar allows for easy access to the primary tools for editing headers and footers.

Heading Styles

Heading styles refers to the nine predefined styles, called Heading 1 through Heading 9, that determine the size, numbering, and position of document headings and which are an important aspect of document organization.

Headings

If a table breaks to two or more pages, headings can be applied so that they appear at the top of each page.

Hot Spot

A hot spot is a green word or phrase that can be used to open help about the word or phrase. Click a hot spot with a solid underline to open a help document about the phrase. Click a hot spot with a dotted underline to open a pop-up window about the phrase.

I-beam Mouse Pointer

The mouse pointer turns into an I-beam mouse pointer when it is within the document area. Use the I-beam mouse pointer to place the insertion point in a document.

Indentation

An indentation is an amount of space measured from the page margin that is applied to a paragraph or an area of a document.

Indents and Spacing Card

The Indents and Spacing card in the Paragraph dialog box allows you to apply various measurements and other options to selected paragraphs.

Index Card

The Index card contains the titles of Help topics and subtopics that are organized alphabetically, like an index in a book.

Inline Picture

Use an inline picture when you want the picture to be connected to the text around it, so that when you insert or remove any text in the document, the picture moves with its text. To define a picture as an inline picture, you turn off the Float over text option.

Insert Mode

Type using the Insert mode to insert text in the existing document. Insert mode is the default mode of Word 97.

Insert Rows

With the insertion point within an existing table, use the Insert Rows command on the Table menu to create a new row above the current row.

Insertion Point

An insertion point is the place where text or graphics will appear in the document. It point is the flashing vertical bar that indicates the current position in the document.

Italic

Italic characters appear on the screen slightly tilted to the right. Italics is usually used to provide special emphasis to text.

Justification

Justification determines how lines and characters within those lines are printed. With full justification, all lines start at the left margin and end at the right margin.

Justified Alignment

With justified alignment, all but the last line of a paragraph is aligned with both the left and right margins or indents. To accomplish this, Word adjusts the spacing between words, which can result in uneven and "loose" spacing.

Keep Lines Together

Use the Keep Lines Together command to prevent Word from breaking a paragraph between pages.

Keep With Next

Use the Keep With Next command to prevent a page break between the paragraph and the paragraph that follows it.

Last Modified Box

Use the Last modified box in the Open dialog box to specify that only files that have been saved during a certain time period should be seen. Use the down-arrow to open a list of common time periods; e.g., last week and last month.

Left Alignment

Left alignment is Word's default alignment for body text. The left side of the paragraph is aligned with the left margin or indent, and the right side is "ragged."

Left Justification

Left-justified text starts at the left margin and wraps all text at the right margin to form a ragged appearance.

Line Between

Use the Line Between command in the Columns dialog box to add a vertical line between two or more text columns.

Line And Page Breaks Card

The Line and Page Breaks card in the Paragraph dialog box allows you to apply various pagination and other options to selected paragraphs.

Line Spacing

Line spacing refers to the number of lines used by each line of text. In single-line spacing, each line of text is followed by another line of text, and there are no blank lines in between. In double-line spacing, each line of text is followed by a blank line.

List Box

A list box is a box that contains a list of available choices, such as files or field names.

Look In Text Box

The Look in text box in the Open dialog box lists the current folder and can be used to show other disks or folders on the system.

Mail Merge

Mail Merge refers to the process of combining a data source, and a main document to produce a unique output.

Mailing Labels

Mailing Labels refers to a type of document created in Mail Merge that contains multiple records per page.

Main Document

A main document is a type of document available in Mail Merge, such as form letters, mailing labels, and envelopes, that can be combined with a data source to produce unique outputs.

Margin

The margin is the amount of blank space, usually measured in inches or characters, above and below and to the right and left of the main body of a document.

Margins

Margins are the areas that border the printed portion of a page along its top, sides, and bottom.

Margins Card

The Margins card in the Page Setup dialog box contains the margin settings for the document. They measure the distance in inches from the edges of the paper.

Marquee-select

Marquee-selecting is the process of clicking-and-dragging the mouse pointer over a group of objects until a dotted line forms a box around it.

Memo Wizard

The Memo Wizard helps you create a memo by asking you a series of questions regarding the kind of memo you want to create.

Menu Bar

The menu bar contains the names of Word's menus and is used to navigate through their commands.

Merge Cells

Use the Merge Cells command on the Table menu to combine selected cells in a row. This results in a single cell with the combined width of the original cells.

Merge Field

A merge field is a placeholder inserted into a main document that instructs Word where to put information that comes from a data source during a mail merge.

Monospaced Font

Monospaced fonts are made up of characters of equal width and were developed for typewriters. Courier New is a common monospaced font.

Mouse Pointer

A mouse pointer is a screen element that corresponds to the spot where you are rolling the mouse. The mouse pointer can change depending on the current action.

Move With Text

Use the Move with Text command in the Frame dialog box to specify that when text around a frame is moved, the frame should move with it.

Moving Drag-and-drop Mouse Pointer

The northwest arrow mouse pointer becomes the moving drag-and-drop mouse pointer while you are dragging a selected item from one location to another.

Non-printing Characters

Non-printing characters are those elements that can be seen in the document area of the screen, but that cannot be printed; e.g., paragraph marks, spaces, tabs, and gridlines.

Normal Style

Normal style refers to the default text style that Word uses as a basis for defining all other styles.

Normal View

Normal View is Word's default document view and is the most practical view for performing such routine functions as typing, editing, and formatting.

Northeast Arrow Mouse Pointer

The mouse pointer becomes a northeast arrow mouse pointer when it is placed in the selection bar in the left margin of the document.

Northwest Arrow Mouse Pointer

The mouse pointer becomes a northwest arrow mouse pointer when it is placed over a menu item, toolbar button, scroll bar, or other non-document area.

Office Assistant

The Office Assistant gives you tips as you work, and it can be used to get help about Word.

Online Layout View

Online Layout View is better for viewing documents on-screen. It shows the document map which makes it easy to move around in the document.

Open Dialog Box

Use the Open dialog box to access an existing document so that you can open it in Word.

Outline View

Outline View provides a structured view of the document, arranging its contents according to heading levels and opening the Outlining toolbar for modifying the document's organization.

Option Button

An option button in a dialog box is a round button that is used to select one of several mutually exclusive commands.

Overtype Mode

Overtype mode is the level of operation in Word where what you type replaces existing characters. Overtype mode is activated by pressing [INSERT].

Page Break Before

Use the Page Break Before command to force Word to insert a page break before the paragraph

Page Layout View

Page Layout View shows the document's margins, headers and footers, frames, and other elements, thus providing a more accurate representation of what a document will look like when it is printed.

Page Setup Dialog Box

The Page Setup dialog box allows you to change the margin settings and layout of a document as well as to determine the paper size and the paper source for the printer.

Paragraph

A paragraph in Word begins where you start typing, and it ends where you press [ENTER].

Paragraph Formatting

Paragraph formatting includes formatting options such as text alignment, indents, tabs, margins, and justification.

Paragraph Mark

The paragraph mark stores all the formatting styles for that particular paragraph and applies those styles to the text preceding it.

Paragraph Style

Paragraph styles are represented by the paragraph mark on the Style list and are more common than Character styles. When you apply a Paragraph style, the characteristics of that style are applied to the entire paragraph.

Picture Toolbar

The Picture toolbar contains buttons that you can use to format the selected picture. The toolbar appears, usually under the Formatting toolbar, when you insert or select a picture in a document, and it closes when you deselect the picture.

Point

Pointing is the action of placing the mouse pointer over the desired object or text.

Pop-up Window

When you click a dotted-line hot spot, a separate window "pops up" on your screen. When you are done reading the information in the pop-up window, you can click anywhere to close it.

Position

Use the Position drop-down lists in the Frame dialog box to establish the horizontal and vertical positions of a frame relative to another part of the document.

Preview Area

In the Font dialog box, the Preview area displays an example of the selected font. Many dialog boxes in Word contain similar Preview areas.

Print Preview

Print Preview in Word allows you to see how your document will look on the page before it is printed.

Print Range

The Print range area allows you to specify parts of the document to print. The All option prints the entire document. The Current page option prints the page where the insertion point is located. The Pages option allows you to specify which pages to print by typing their page numbers.

Printer Font

Printer fonts are fonts that are typically installed with your printer. Printer fonts cannot be scaled to any size, and they may not look on the screen as they will in the printed document.

Printer Name Drop-down List

Use the Printer Name drop-down list to choose a printer to use from among the installed printers.

Proportionally Spaced Font

Proportionally spaced fonts contain characters of differing widths. Typically, the widest character is the capital M and the narrowest is the lowercase l. Most fonts are proportionally spaced.

Protected Form

A protected database form allows you to enter data, but prevents the labels, design, and field names from being changed. You can turn the protection off when you need to make changes.

Query

A query is a request for information in a database. For example, a user might request "all sales orders with a quantity greater than five".

Query Filter

Query Filter refers to a process available in Mail Merge that allows you to specify that only certain records from a data field be merged.

Query Sort

Query Sort refers to a process available in Mail Merge that allows you to specify the order in which the records of a data field are merged.

Question Text Box

The question text box appears at the bottom of the Office Assistant "What would you like to do?" pop-up window.

Quick View

Use the Quick View command on a file's shortcut menu to preview an unformatted version of the particular file. Quick View is an optionally installed feature of Windows.

Record

A record is a set of information contained in a database. For example, a company might keep a database containing client records. Each record would contain a variety of information such as name, phone number, and address.

Relative To

Use the Relative To drop-down lists in the Frame dialog box to establish that the horizontal and vertical positions of a frame be relative to either a margin, page, or paragraph.

Replace Card

Use the Replace card in the Find and Replace dialog box to replace a word, phrase, or special characters with other words, phrases, or characters.

Right Alignment

With right alignment, the right side of the paragraph is aligned with the right margin or indent, and the left side is "ragged."

Rows

In a table, a row is a horizontal series of cells.

Rulers

The rulers are located below the formatting toolbar and on the left side of the screen. They are used to place and show tabs, margins, indents, and cell dimensions.

Save A Document

If you want to use a document again, you should save it on a disk. When you save a document, you name it and tell Word where you want to store it.

Save As

Use the Save As command on the File menu to open the Save As dialog box if you want to save the current document under a new name or store it in a different folder or disk while also keeping the original version.

Save As Dialog Box

Use the Save As dialog box to save the current document for the first time, save the current document under a different name, or save the current document in a different folder or on a different disk.

Scaling

Scaling describes the resizing of a graphic proportionally by width and height.

Screen Element

A screen element is an object on the screen, such as a button or a ruler. Screen elements will vary between the different Word views.

Scroll Bar

The scroll bar is a panel for moving the display horizontally or vertically within a window.

Scroll Bar Arrows

The scroll bar arrows, located at the ends of the scroll bars, may be clicked to slowly move the view within a window up, down, or across.

Scroll Box

The scroll box is the box within a window's horizontal or vertical scroll bar that indicates your position within the window. Use it to navigate windows horizontally and vertically in very large increments by clicking-and-dragging them along the scroll bar.

Scrolling

Scrolling is the act of moving up and down (vertical scrolling) or across a window (horizontal scrolling) using the scroll bars, the scroll arrows, or the scroll boxes.

Section

A section is a part of a document defined by a section break that can contain Page Setup options, headers and footers, and other formatting such as text columns that are independent of other parts of the document,

Section Break

Section breaks are inserted using the Break dialog box, which is accessible by clicking Break on the Insert menu.

Select

In order to work with an object, you must first select or activate it. One way to select an object is by clicking it with the mouse.

Selecting

Selecting is highlighting an object or data in order to perform a command or operation.

Selection Bar

The selection bar is an unmarked area in the left margin of a document that allows for easy data selection. When you click within the selection bar, you select the line directly to the right of the mouse pointer.

Shading

Shading is a Word option that lets you apply varying degrees of grayness as well as patterns to the backgrounds of selected text.

Shading Color

Shading color is the percentage or type of shading applied to a selected paragraph, table cell, or frame.

SHIFT

The [SHIFT] key on the keyboard is used in conjunction with other keys and mouse actions to capitalize letters and perform various commands and functions.

SHIFT+Click Selection

Click to place the insertion point where you want to begin your selection, then [SHIFT+Click] the location where you want to end your selection. The area in-between will become selected.

SHIFT+TAB

In a table, [SHIFT+TAB] moves the insertion point to the previous cell in a row.

Shrink-To-Fit

Shrink-To-Fit is a Word command, available in Print Preview mode, that can reduce the pages of a document by adjusting its spacing and formatting.

Size

Size refers to the width and height of a graphic.

Sizing Handles

Sizing handles are the eight small, black squares that appear at each corner and along the sides of a selected graphic. Dragging a sizing handle resizes the graphic.

Soft Return

When text is wrapped to the next line, Word enters a soft return at the end of the first line.

Sort

Sort refers to the function of putting records in a certain order. For example, you could sort records alphabetically by last name.

Sorts

Word allows you to sort information by as many as three table columns at once. For example, you can sort by Name, then by Order Number, then by Order Date in one action.

Spacing

Spacing refers to the space above and below a paragraph. Spacing is measured in points.

Spelling And Grammar Dialog Box

Use the Spelling and Grammar dialog box to fix spelling or grammar errors or to add words to the spelling dictionary.

Spelling And Grammar Options

Set the grammar and spelling rules on the Spelling and Grammar card in the Options dialog box.

Standard Toolbar

Located under the menu bar, the standard toolbar gives quick access to various often used commands and functions such as opening, saving, and printing files.

Start Button

Use the Start button on the Taskbar to show the Start menu to open applications.

Status Bar

Located at the bottom of the window, the status bar contains information about many formatting options such as current font, insert and overtype mode, and page number.

Status Box

The status box is an informational panel on one end of the Taskbar that provides information about the system.

Style Gallery

The Style Gallery, opened from the Format menu, allows you to preview the styles associated with the current template as well as other templates.

Subfolder

Subfolders are folders within or under folders that are used to organize the files inside the folders.

Suppress Line Numbers

Use the Suppress Line Numbers command to keep line numbers from appearing next to lines in selected paragraphs in sections of a document that use line numbering.

Symbol Font

Symbol fonts contain special characters that are not part of the alphabet. A common example of a symbol font is Wingdings.

Tab

Tab is the key you press to move the insertion point to the next indicated tab stop. Word automatically sets tabs every half inch.

Tabs

Tabs are the titles of the cards found in some dialog boxes. Clicking one brings that card to the front.

Tab Stop Selector

The tab stop selector on the ruler allows you to choose between left-aligned, right-aligned, center-aligned, and decimal-aligned tab stops.

Table AutoFormat

Use Table AutoFormat on the Table menu to apply borders, fonts, colors, and shading to a table by choosing one of the preset formats.

Tables And Borders Toolbar

Use the Tables and Borders toolbar to select and apply various border styles, or to create and format tables.

Table Columns

In a table, a column is a vertical series of cells.

Taskbar

The Taskbar is a panel on the Desktop that contains the Start button, the Tray, and task buttons that correspond to any open windows.

Template

A template is a preformatted document that serves as a model for other documents. Templates include common formats such as addresses and date entries and allow you to create professional looking letters, memos, reports, and other documents easily.

Text Boundaries

Use the Text boundaries command on the View card of the Options dialog box to display dotted lines around page margins, text columns, and other areas of the document.

Text Flow Card

The Text Flow card in the Paragraph dialog box allows you to apply various pagination and other options to selected paragraphs.

Text Or Property Box

Use the Text or property box in the Open dialog box to enter text for finding all files that contain that text. You must enclose the entered text in quotation marks.

Text Wrapping

Choose a Text Wrapping option in the Frame dialog box to specify whether text should move around the edges of a frame or stop above the frame and resume below the frame.

Times New Roman

Times New Roman is a serif font that is available on every Windows-based computer. Word's default font is Times New Roman.

TipWizard

The TipWizard offers a Tip of the Day when you start Word and provides more efficient ways to complete tasks as you perform them.

Title

The memo title will appear at the top of the memo and can appear in the header of each page of the memo.

Title Bar

The title bar shows you the name of the current document and contains the standard Windows control buttons.

Toolbar

A toolbar is a group of tools of usually related functions. Toolbars can contain buttons, menus, or combinations of both that can be used to quickly perform actions in Word.

ToolTip

A ToolTip is a descriptive text box that appears when the mouse pointer is held over a tool, button or other object.

Trace

Tracing is the process of navigating through an open menu by moving the mouse over menu items.

Triple-click

To triple-click, hold the mouse steady while you press the left mouse three times quickly.

Triple-click Selections

Triple-clicking a word will select the entire paragraph in which it appears. Triple-clicking in the selection bar will select the entire document.

TrueType Font

TrueType fonts are fonts that are installed with Windows. They can be scaled to any size and look on the screen much as they will in the printed document.

Truncated

Truncated text is the shortening or abbreviation of text due to limited display space.

Tool

A tool is a shortcut button, usually shown on a bar near the top of a window, that provides quick access to a commonly used command.

Underline

Underlining places a thin line beneath selected text. It is used primarily for emphasis, but not as often as bold or italic

View

There are four views available in Word: Normal, Page Layout, Online Layout, and Outline. Some show you how the document will look when it is printed, and some make working in Word quick and easy.

View Buttons

The View buttons allow you to switch between the most common Word views.

What's This?

Choose the What's This? command on the Help menu to activate the Help mouse pointer.

Window Menu

The Window menu provides a list of all the available windows and allows you to switch to any of them or arrange all of them so that they can be seen at one time.

Widow/Orphan Control

Use the Widow/Orphan Control command to prevent Word from placing the last line of a paragraph at the top of a page (widow) or the first line of a paragraph at the bottom of a page (orphan).

Windows Clipboard

The Windows Clipboard is a holding place in a computer's memory where data is stored after you use the Cut or Copy command.

Wizard

A wizard is a feature of Microsoft applications that lets you work through a series of dialog boxes to help you complete a task.

Working Screen

When you start Word, the application opens to the working screen. The screen contains the application window, the document window, and tools for using Word successfully.

Wrapping Text

Wrapping text is an automatic feature of Word. When you reach the end of a line while typing, Word forces the text to break onto a new line.

Writing Style

Use the various writing styles to define the grammar rules for checking grammar. Choose from casual, standard, formal, or technical styles, or create your own custom style. You also can change the rules that each style uses to check the grammar

 

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