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Excel Terms

   

$

 

*.* 

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#include<Filename.Ext> (C++) 

// 

\n (C++) 

^  

<

<< 

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0

10Base-T  

16 Bit 

32 Bit 

100Base-T 

3 column web page (Front page)

3.5 inch floppy disk

5.25 inch floppy disk 

286 processor

386 processor

4*ATN(1) 

486 processor

8 inch floppy disk 

802.11, 802.11b

8088 

8514/A

A-drive (Hardware) 

About me page (Web and Front page)

Absolute cell reference (Excel) 

Access (Program) 

Access point 

Accounting format (Excel)

Acronyms (General knowledge)

Active cell (Excel)

Active Server Pages 

Active sheet tab (Excel)

Active Template Library  

Ad hoc network 

Adapter 

Add forms icon (Visual Basic)

Administrator 

Administrator account 

Administrator group

ADO 

ADOBE ACROBAT 5.0 (Program)

ADOBE ACROBAT READER (Program) 

ADS (Company name)

AKA (general term) 

Align center 

Align left 

Align right

[Alt] button 

[Alt] + F

[Alt] + I

[Alt] + O

[Alt] + P

[Alt] + Print screen

[Alt] + T

[Alt] + V

ALU  

America On Line 

AMUS A Worm 

Anagram (general term)

Analog 

Animate (PowerPoint) 

Animated GIF 

Animation Control (Visual Basic)

Annotation feature (PowerPoint) 

Antivirus program

Antivirus software 

Antonyms (General knowledge)  

AOL   

App Object  

Append (General computer term)

Append file 

Apple 

Apple IIE

APPLEDOS

Applet

APPLEWORKS

Application (General computer term)

Apply 

Argument (Visual Basic) 

Array 

ASCII (Definition) 

ASCII (More information) 

ASP 

Assemblers

Asterisk  

Asynchronous Transfer Mode 

ATM 

ATN (Excel)

ATN (Visual Basic)

Author

Auto layout (PowerPoint)

Autocorrect (Word term)

Autoexec.bat 

Automatic spell checking

AVI  (Filename extension)

B-drive (Hardware)  

Backdoor Trojans 

Backslash 

Backspace 

Backslash + n (\n) (C++)

Backspace key   

BAK (Filename extension) 

Bandwidth (General computer term) (Networking) 

BAS (Filename extension) (Visual Basic) 

Base station 

BASIC 

BAT (Filename extension) 

Batch file

Binary (General computer term)

BIOS (General computer term)

Bit 

Bitmap (Image type) 

Blank presentation (PowerPoint)

Blank worksheet (Excel)

Blue screen of death (General computer term)

BMP (Filename extension) 

<body> HTML tag for a body of text

Boot 

Boot disk 

Boot sector 

Boot sector virus

Bootable disk 

Bootstrap files (Visual Basic)

Border

Break 

Broadband connection 

Broadband modem 

BSOD (General computer term)

Bullet

Bulleted list 

Bullets (MSPowerPoint)

Bullets (MSWord)

Byte 

C (Programming language)

C+ (Programming language)

C++  (Programming language) 

C++ Terms Main Page

C-drive (Hardware)

Cable (Hardware)

Cable internet service 

Cable MODEM  

CAD

CAM

Caps lock

Cards.dll (Should be in C:\Windows\System32)

Case (w.r.t Text)

Case (Hardware) 

CAT 5 cable 

Category 5 wire or cable (Hardware)

CD 

CD-R

CD-RW

CD\ (DOS command)

CDR

CDRW

Cell (Excel term)

Cell reference (Excel term)

Cells (Excel term)

Center

Centered

Center mouse button 

Certificate of Authenticity (COA)

Chat

Chat room 

Chatting 

CHR$ (Programming code) 

cin (C++) 

cin.get() (C++)

cin.ignore() (C++) 

Circumference  

Class (Visual Basic)

Class module (Visual Basic)

Class module (Visual Basic) 

Click 

Client 

Client/Server network 

Clip art (General computer term)

Clipboard 

CLS (Filename extension) (Visual Basic)

CLS (Programming code) 

CLW (Filename extension) (C++)

CMOS 

COA (Certificate of Authenticity)

Code (Programming) 

Code modules (Visual Basic) 

Column (Excel term)

Column letter (Excel term) 

Column titles (Excel term)

Column width (Excel term)

Columns (Excel term)

COM (Filename extension) 

Comma format (Excel)

Command

Command button

Comment

Comment box 

Compiler 

Computer

Computer name 

Config.sys (Program)

Contiguous range

Control  

Control + Alt + Delete 

Control + C (DOS) 

Control + C   (Windows shortcut for copy)

Control + E (Windows shortcut to center text)

Control + End (Windows)

Control + Escape 

Control + Home 

Control + L (Windows shortcut to align left)

Control + M 

Control + O  (Windows shortcut for opening a file)

Control + P  (Windows shortcut for printing)

Control + Print screen 

Control + R (Windows shortcut to align right) 

Control + S 

Control + V  (Windows shortcut for paste) 

Control + W  (Windows shortcut for closing a document window)

Control + X  (Windows shortcut for cut)

Control + Y  (Windows shortcut for redo)

Control + Z (Windows shortcut for undo)

Copy 

COS

Cosine 

Courier font  

cout (C++) 

CPP (Filename extension) (C++)

CPU (Acronym) 

Crossover cable 

CRT 

Ctrl 

Ctrl + Alt + Delete

Ctrl + C in DOS 

Ctrl + C in Windows

Cut  

Data 

Database

Data storage 

Data storage device 

Default 

Default column width (Excel)

Default filename

Default name

Default settings 

Default workbook

Defrag

DEL (DOS command)

Delete

Delete button 

Dell

DELTREE (DOS command)

Desktop

Desktop computer 

DHTML 

DHTML 

Dial tone

Dial up

Dial up connection

Diameter (Math term)

Digital

Digital camera (general computer term) 

Digital Subscriber Line 

Dim statement (Visual Basic) 

DIR (DOS command)

DirListBox (Visual Basic)

Disk operating system (General computer term)

Disk operating system 

Display

Divide sign  

DLL 

DNS 

DNS database 

DOC (Filename extension) 

Dock (PowerPoint)

Document window (MS Word) 

Domain 

Domain Name System 

DOS (General computer term) (Operating system)  

DOS program 

DOS 4.0

DOS 5.0

DOS 6.0

Double click

Down arrow

Download 

Downloaded file 

DSP (Filename extension)

Draw

Drawing toolbar

DRDOS 

Drive  

Driver  

DriveListBox (Visual Basic)

Drop down menu 

DSL 

DSL MODEM 

Duplex 

DVD 

DVR 

DWS (Filename extension) (C++) 

Dynamic HTML 

Dynamic IP address 

Dynamic Link Library 

E-mail

E-mail account 

E-mail address 

E-mail provider

E-mail server 

EDR (hardware) 

Electronic mail 

Elements (General computer term)

Encrypt 

Encrypted file 

Encrypting 

Encryption 

Encryption software 

End

End key 

END statement (Programming command)

Enter

Enter key 

Enter key detection (Visual Basic)

Empty web (Front Page term) 

Ethernet 

Ethernet cable 

Excel 

Excel spreadsheet

Excel workbook

Excel worksheet

EXE  (Filename extension) 

Executable

Executable file

Exit

Extension

F1

F10

F11

F12

F2

F3

F4

F5

F6

F7

F8

F9

Fan 

Fast Ethernet 

FAT12

FAT16

FAT32 

FAT Systems (PDF)

Favorite 

Favoriteman 

FAX 

File 

[File] (Menu bar button)

FileListBox (Visual Basic)

Filename

Filename extension (General computer term)

Filename extensions (List of)

Fillcolor (Visual Basic) 

Firewall 

Firewire 

Firmware 

Floppy disk 

Floppy drive

Floppy disk drive 

Floppy drive (General computer term)

Folder

Font

Font color

Font size 

Footer

FOR statement (Programming command)

FOR NEXT loop

Form

Form (Access)

Form (Visual Basic) 

Form modules (Visual Basic) 

Format 

Format background

Format cell

Format table

Formatted

Formatted disk

Formatted hard drive

Formatting

Formatting toolbar

FORTRAN (Programming language) 

Frame (w.r.t. Visual Basic)

Frames web page

Freecell (Game)

Freeware (Software)

Freeze

Freeze column (Excel)

Freeze columns (Excel)

Freeze row (Excel)

Freeze rows (Excel)

Front Page (Program)

Full block (Word)

Full block business letter (Word) 

Function (C++) 

Games (Software) 

Gateway (Networking)

Gateway address 

Gateway Computer 

Gateway number 

GIF (Filename extension)

Gigabyte

GIMP 

GOTO statement (Programming command) 

Green wavy underline (MS Word) 

Grouped worksheets (Excel)

Grouping (Excel)

GUI 

Gutter

GWBASIC (Programming language) 

.h (Filename extension) (C++)

Hack

Hacked

Hacker

Hacking 

Handle

Handles

Handout

Hard drive (Hardware)

Hardware 

Head phones (Hardware)

Header

Headset (Hardware)

Help

Help menu 

Hidden

Hidden sheet tabs

Hidden sheets

Highlight 

Highlighted

Highlighting

HLP (Filename extension)

Home (Websites)

Home page (Websites) 

Host

Host name 

HTM  (Filename extension)

HTML (Programming language)

<html> (HTML tag)

</html> (HTML tag)

Hub (Hardware)

Hyperlink 

Hyper Text Markup Language (Programming language) 

IAP 

icmon.exe (File used with Sophus antivirus)

ICO (Filename extension) 

Icon 

ICS 

IIS 

Image Manipulation Programs 

Imagedit.exe (Program)

Index

Index.htm (Front Page) 

Infrastructure network 

Ink cartridge 

Ink jet 

Ink jet printer 

Insert key

Insertion point (MS Word)

Instant messaging 

Int (Visual basic) 

Integer (General computer and Math term) 

Internet 

Internet Access Provider 

Internet domain 

Internet Information Server or IIS 

Internet Service Provider (Internet)

iostream.h (C++)

IP address (Internet)

ISP (Internet)

Java (Programming language) 

Java Beans 

Java script

Java Virtual Machine 

JPEG (Filename extension)

JPG (Filename extension) 

JVM 

KB (General computer term) 

KCHS 

KCHS Student Network Folder 

Key

Keyboard 

Keycode Constants (VisualBasic)

Keyword (Visual Basic)

Keywords (C++)

Keywords (MS WORD)

Kilobyte (General computer term) 

Kiosk 

Label (Excel) 

Label box (Visual Basic)

Label prefix (Excel)

Laptop computer

LASER printer 

Leading Edge Word Processing (Program) 

LED (Hardware)

Left click 

Left mouse button  (Hardware) 

LEN statement (Visual Basic) 

LEWP (Program) (Word processing)

Light emitting diode  

Link 

Linker (C++ and programming)

List of filename extensions 

Load

Machine language 

Macro 

Main() (C++ main function)

Main frame computer 

Main function (C++) 

MB 

MDI  

Megabyte

Memory 

Menu 

Menu bar (General computer term) 

MFC 

Michelangelo (Virus)

Microsoft

Microsoft Access (Program)

Microsoft Excel (Program) 

Microsoft Foundations Classes 

Microsoft Front Page (Program) 

Microsoft GIF Animator (Program)

Microsoft Image Composer (Program) 

Microsoft Office (Group of programs)

Microsoft Outlook (Program)

Microsoft Outlook Express (Program)

Microsoft Paint (Program)

Microsoft PowerPoint (Program)

Microsoft Publisher (Program) 

Microsoft Visual Basic

Microsoft Visual C++ 

Microsoft Visual Studio

Microsoft Word (Program) 

Microsoft Works (Program) 

Minesweeper (Program) (Game)

Minimize 

MKDIR statement 

MODEM  (General computer term) (Hardware)

Modified block

Modified block letter

Module (Access)

Modulo

Modulus

Motherboard (General computer term) (Hardware)

Mouse (General computer term) (Hardware)

Mouse button (General computer term) (Hardware) 

MP3  (Filename extension)

MPEG  (Filename extension)

MPG  (Filename extension) 

MSDN 

MSDOS 

Msconfig 

Multi Document Interface  

NCB (Filename extension) (C++)

Network (General computer term) (Hardware) 

Network Administrator 

Networked computer  (General computer term) (Hardware)

Nibble (General computer term) (Hardware)

Nonprinting characters (MS Word)

Notepad (Program) 

NTFS 

Num lock key  (General computer term)

Number 

Number lock 

Object Description Language 

Object Linking and Embedding (VB)

Object oriented programming 

Objects 

ODL Filename extension (C++) 

OLE (Visual Basic) 

OLED 

One page web (Front Page term)

Operating system  (General computer term)

OPT (Filename extension) 

Optical mouse 

Order of operation 

Orphaned web page 

OS  (General computer term)

<p> HTML tag for a new paragraph with a blank line between text

Page down  (General computer term) 

Page up  (General computer term) 

Parasitic virus

Paragraph symbol (MS Word)

Parallel port (General computer term) (Hardware)

Parenthesis (General term)

Password   (General computer term)

Password protected  (General computer term)

Paste

Path 

PC (Hardware)

PEMDAS (General term) (Math)

Pentium 

Personal computer (Hardware) 

PGP (Software)

Pi 

Ping 

Placeholder (PowerPoint)

Power button

Power cord

Power strip

Power supply  

PowerPoint  (Program)

PowerPoint presentation (PowerPoint)

PPS (Filename extension)

PPT (Filename extension) 

Presentation (Mostly PowerPoint)

Pretty Good Privacy (Software)

Print

Print options 

Printer 

Printer ink

Printer options 

Printer ribbon 

Procedural programming 

Procedure (Visual Basic) 

Product key 

Program 

Programmer 

Programming 

Programming language 

Public domain software

QBASIC 

Range (Excel)

Range name (Excel)

Readme.txt (C++ file)

Read only file (MS Word and MS Excel)

Reboot 

Red wavy underline (MS Word and Other MS Office products) 

Redirection symbols 

Redo 

Regedit

Registry 

Reset button 

RFID 

Right click

Right mouse button 

RLE 

RM  (Filename extension) 

Rodent (Hardware)  (General computer term)

Salutation 

Save

Save as

Save as web page

Scanner

Screen 

Scroll bar

Scroll lock

Scroll mouse

Scroll mouse button 

SDI  

Search engine 

Select text (General computer term)

Serial port 

Shareware 

[Shift] + 8 (General computer term)

[Shift] button 

Single Document Interface 

Site 

Software 

Solitaire 

Space (General computer term)

Spacebar (General computer term)

Speaker 

Spreadsheet 

Spyware 

Standard modules (Visual basic)

Standard Template Library 

[Start] button 

Statement (Visual Basic) 

Status bar (General computer term) 

STL (C++) 

String 

Structured programming 

Symbols 

Synonyms  (General term) 

System.dat (Windows 98 file) 

T1 

Table (Access)

Template (PowerPoint term)

Text 

Text box (Visual Basic)

Text editor 

TIF 

Thesaurus  (General term)

Thumb drive

Thumbnail 

Title bar (General computer term) 

Toggle 

Toolbar

Trojan horses (Harmful program)

Troj/Zulu (Harmful program)

Twin (Program) (Spreadsheet) 

TXT (Filename extension) 

Upload 

UPS 

URL 

USB 

USB 2.0 

User account 

User.dat (Win 98 file) 

UWB 

Variable (Visual Basic) 

VBE 

VERICHIP 

View (Word term) 

View buttons (MS Word) 

Virus (General computer term) (Software)

Visual Basic (Programming language)  

Visual Basic Extensions  

Web 

Web browser 

Web page 

Web page address 

Web server 

Web site 

Wi-Fi 

Wildcard 

Window 

Windows 2000 (Operating system)

Windows 3.1

Windows 3.11 

Windows 95 (Operating system)

Windows 98 (Operating system)

Windows ME (Operating system)

Windows NT (Operating system) 

Windows XP Home Edition (Operating system)

Windows XP Pro 

Win.ini (File with Win 98) 

Wingdings 

Wingdings and Webdings Listing 

Wininit.ini (File with Win 98)

WinZip (Program)

Wireless 

Wireless keyboard 

Wireless mouse 

Wireless network 

Wireless network card

WM97/Jerk (Virus)

Word processing program 

Word processor 

Workbook (Excel)

Worksheet (Excel)

Worksheets (Excel) 

World Wide Web 

wrt  (General knowledge)

WWW  

WYSIWYG 

X button 

XLS (Filename extension)

YYYYMMDD 

Zip    

Zip disk

Zip drive

Zoom (Excel)