PowerPoint Key Terms 1-4

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AutoCorrect
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A feature that makes some basic assumptions about the text you are typing and, based on those assumptions, makes changes to the entry.
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Character Formatting
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Applies changes such as color and size to the selected characters only.
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Clip Art
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Simple drawings; available in the Clip Organizer, a Microsoft Office tool that arranges and catalogs clip art and other media files stored on the computer’s hard disk.
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Current Slide
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The slide that will be affected by any changes you make
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Custom Dictionary
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The dictionary you can create to hold words you commonly use, such as proper names and technical terms, that are not included in the spelling checker’s main dictionary.
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Default Settings
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The most commonly used settings, automatically used in a new blank presentation file.
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Demote
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Indenting a bulleted point to the right, making it a lower or subordinate topic in the outline hierarchy.
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Drawing Object
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A graphic consisting of shapes such as lines and boxes.
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Embedded Object
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Graphics that were created from another program and then inserted in a slide. An embedded object becomes part of the presentation file and can be opened and edited using the program in which it was created.
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Graphic
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A nontext element or object, such as a drawing or picture, that can be added to a slide.
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Keyword
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Descriptive words or phrases associated with a graphic or figure that give information about the properties of the object.
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Layout
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Defines the position and format for objects and text that will be added to a slide. A layout contains placeholders for the different items such as bulleted text, titles, charts, and son on.
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Main Dictionary
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The dictionary that is supplied with the spelling checker program.
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Notes Pane
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View that includes space for you to enter notes that apply to the current slide.
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Object
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Graphics, tables, text and charts.
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Outline Tab
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Displays the text content of each slide in outline format.
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Paragraph Formatting
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Formatting features that affect an entire paragraph
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Picture
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An image such as a graphic illustration or a scanned photograph, created in another program.
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Picture Style
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Effects added to a picture, such as borders and shadows.
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Placeholder
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Boxes with dotted borders that are used to contain content such as text, graphics and other objects.
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Placeholder Text
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Messages inside placeholders that prompt you to enter text.
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Promote
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Removes the indentation before a line. Moves it to the left, or up a level in the outline hierarchy.
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Sans Serif Font
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A font without a flair at the base of each letter, such as Arial or Helvetica
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Serif Font
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A font that has a flair at the base of each letter, such as Roman or Times New Roman.
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Sizing Handles
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The four circles and squares that appear at the corners and sides of a selected placeholder’s border
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Slide
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An individual \”page\” of your presentation.
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Slide Indicator
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Identifies the number of the slide that is displayed in the workspace, along with the total number of slides in the presentation.
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Slide Pane
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View that displays the selected slide.
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Slide Show
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Displays each slide full screen and in order.
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Slides Tab
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View that displays a miniature version, or thumbnail, of each slide.
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Source Program
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The program in which an object was created.
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Spelling Checker
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Locates all misspelled words, duplicate words, and capitalization irregularities as you create and edit a presentation, and proposes possible corrections.
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Style
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A combination of formatting options that can be applied in one easy step.
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Text Effects
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Enhancements to the text such as color and shadow.
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Thumbnail
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A miniature version of a slide, picture, or object.
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View
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A way of looking at a presentation that provides the means to interact with the presentation.
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Alignment
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Controls the position of text entries within a space.
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Animation
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Special effects that add action to text and graphics so they move around on the screen during a slide show.
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Background Styles
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A set of theme colors and textures that you can apply to the background of your slides.
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Cell
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The intersection of a row and a column in a table.
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Cropping
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Trimming or removing part of a graphic.
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Find and Replace
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A feature used to find text in a presentation and replace it with other text.
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Master
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A special slide or page that stores information about the formatting for all slides or pages in a presentation.
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Notes Pages
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Pages that display notes below a small version of the slide they accompany.
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Object Animations
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Used to display each bullet point, text, paragraph, or graphic independently of the other text or objects on the slide.
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Rotate Handle
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Allows you to rotate the selected object to any degree in any direction.
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Shape Styles
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Combinations of fill colors, outline colors, and effects used to enhance the appearance of a shape.
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Table
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Used to organize information into an easy-to-read format of horizontal rows and vertical columns.
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Table Reference
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A letter and number used to identify cells in a table . Columns are identified from left to right beginning with the letter A, and rows are numbered from top to bottom beginning with the number 1.
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Table Styles
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Combinations of shading colors, borders, and visual effects such as shadows and reflections that can be applied to a table.
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Text Box
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A container for text or graphics.
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Theme
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A predefined set of formatting choices that can be applied to an entire document in one simple step.
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Transition
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Controls the way that the display changes as you move from one slide to the next during a presentation.
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Animated GIF
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A type of graphic file that has motion.
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Assistant Shape
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A shape in an organization chart that represents administrative or managerial assistants to a manager.
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Branch
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A shape and all the shapes that report to it in an organization chart.
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Chart
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A visual representation of numeric data.
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Collecting and pasting
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The capability of the program to store multiple copied items in the Office Clipboard and then paste one or more of them into another document.
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Coworker shape
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In an organization chart, shapes that have the same manager.
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Custom Show
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A presentation that runs within a presentation.
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Graph
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A visual representation of numeric data.
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Hierarchical Relationship
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A ranked interaction.
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Hierarchy
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A system of ranking, as within a business association.
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Hyperlink
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A connection to a location in the current document, another document, or a Web site.
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Kiosk
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A stand-alone application that provides information and services on a computer screen.
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Manager Shape
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The top-level shape of a group in an organization chart.
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Office Clipboard
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A location that saves clips of material from across all Office applications to use in any Office application.
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Organization Chart
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Graphical representation of the structure of an organization.
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Rehearse Timings
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Feature that records the length of time spent on each slide and the total presentation time while you are rehearsing.
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Sections
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Tool used to organize and label logical groupings of slides to make it easier to locate specific slides and to navigate through a lengthy presentation.
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Slide Library
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A location on an Office SharePoint Server 2010 that stores and maintains updates to presentation files centrally for use by others in an organization.
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SmartArt
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Graphic used to create a visual representation of textural information.
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WordArt
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Used to enhance documents by changing the shape of text and adding special effects such as 3-D and shadows.
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Action
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The capability of a graphic object to perform a task when you click on or pass the mouse over the object.
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Action Button
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Special buttons in the Shapes gallery that provide a place for the presenter to click and initiate an action.
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Agenda Slide
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Slide that contains a list of items or main topics for a presentation.
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Audio File
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A type of file that plays sounds or music.
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Gradient
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A gradual progression of colors and shades.
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Group
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Two or more objects that are treated as a single object.
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Object Alignment
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The position of objects relative to each other or to the slide.
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Scale
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Increasing or decreasing an object using a percentage value of the object’s original size.
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Screen Clipping
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A feature in which the PowerPoint window is automatically minimized and the window you viewed previously is displayed and available for clipping.
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Screenshot
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A feature that captures what is currently displayed on the screen.
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Stacking Order
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The order in which objects are inserted into different layers of a slide.
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Template
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A file containing predefined settings that can be used as a pattern to create many common types of presentations.
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Ungroup
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Detach from a previously created group.
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Video File
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A file that plays a motion picture with sound.

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