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Character formatting

Character formatting in text processing has to do with applying formatting properties to enhance the appearance of  individual text characters. Character formats can be applied to a single character, word, sentence or a line of text, without such formatting affecting the entire current paragraph.

Context menu

A context menu is a pop-up menu that provides shortcuts for actions the software developer anticipates the user might want to take.

In a windowed environment, the context menu is accessed with a right mouse click.  For example, if the end user right-clicks in a text document, the pop-up menu will include shortcuts for undo, cut, copy and paste.



A collection of data that is organized so that its contents can easily be accessed, managed, and updated.



A flowchart is a formalized graphic representation of a logic sequence, work or manufacturing process, organization chart, or similar formalized structure. The purpose of a flow chart is to provide people with a common language or reference point when dealing with a project or process. Flowcharts use simple geometric symbols and arrows to define relationships.

Free Software / Open Source Software

Free Software / Open Source Software is the software that everyone can freely use, copy, distribute and modify as needed. It is an alternative model of software development and use based on the free availability of the source code, which allows for changes or improvements to meet the needs of the user.


ISO paper size A

The ISO paper size A standard is based on each size being half of the size of the previous one, when folded parallel to the shorter lengths. This system allows for a variety of useful applications, such as the enlarging and reducing of images without any cutoff or margins, or folding to make a booklet of the next size down.


Line Break

A single break that returns the cursor to the next line and does not create a new paragraph. In HTML, to create a line break, you'd enter the <br> tag. In other programs, the shortcut key to create a line break is Shift+Enter.



In typography, a margin is the area between the main content of a page and the page edges. The margin helps to define where a line of text begins and ends


Open Document Format

The Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF), also known as OpenDocument, is a XML-based file format for spreadsheets, charts, presentations and word processing documents. It was developed with the aim of providing an open, XML-based file format specification for office applications


Page Break

A Page Break is a special character inserted by a word processor that marks the end of the current page. After a page break, the following text will start at the beginning of the next page.

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