Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Appendix B: Glossary
cursor key The up, down, left and right keys on the keyboard, which move the
cursor around your Offi ce document.
cut Removes selected content from the document and puts it onto the
clipboard. Accessed by the scissors icon on the Home ribbon or CTRL+X. Use
Paste (CTRL+V) to put content from the clipboard into a document.
data Another word for information in a computer.
desktop The screen you fi rst see when you start using Windows. This usually
includes program shortcuts and the recycle bin. You can also put fi les on the
desktop so you can fi nd them easily.
dial-up connection A slow connection to the Internet over a phone line.
Whenever you want to use the Internet, you have to dial up your connection,
which is like your computer making a phone call to the Internet.
double-click To click something twice in quick succession. This is often a fast
way to select something.
download Transfer information or fi les from the Internet to your computer.
drag What happens when you click something, hold down the mouse button,
and then move the mouse. Whatever you have clicked will be moved with
the mouse, or dragged, if possible. Not all objects can be dragged.
dummy content (Usually meaningless) content that’s there purely to
demonstrate the layout.
email Electronic mail. A way to transfer messages, photos and fi les between
different people and computers using the Internet.
email address An email address is used to route emails to the person you want
to receive them. An email address always includes an @ sign and doesn’t
have any spaces in it. You can get a free email address from webmail
providers such as Hotmail ( ). Your Internet service provider
usually provides one or more email addresses with your Internet connection
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