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Paragraph

In text processing the term 'paragraph' refers to a block of text text is followed by a paragraph mark (¶), which is inserted into the document each time you press the ENTER key.


Paragraph formatting

Paragraph formats affect the appearance of the entire selected paragraph, not just certain words or lines of text within a paragraph. The appearance of a document depends largely on the formatting you apply to the various paragraphs. Examples of formats you can apply to paragraphs include alignment, spacing, borders, bullets and numbering etc.


PDF

PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format that has captured all the elements of a printed document as an electronic image that you can view, navigate, print, or forward to someone else. PDF files are created using Adobe Acrobat, or similar products.

PDF files are especially useful for documents such as magazine articles, product brochures, or flyers in which you want to preserve the original graphic appearance online.


S

Software suite

A software suite or application suite is a collection of computer programs of related functionality, often sharing a similar user interface and the ability to easily exchange data with each other.


Spreadsheet

A spreadsheet is a sheet of paper that shows accounting or other data in rows and columns; a spreadsheet is also a computer application program that simulates a physical spreadsheet by capturing, displaying, and manipulating data arranged in rows and columns. The spreadsheet is one of the most popular uses of the personal computer.


SQL

SQL (Structured Query Language) is a standardized programming language used for managing relational databases and performing various operations on the data in them. Initially created in the 1970s, SQL is regularly used by database administrators, as well as by developers and data analysts looking to set up and run analytical queries.


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Template

A template is a file that has been created with an overall layout or blueprint with a format to be used for a group of documents or a generic document. For example, a program may have a template for a resume. With a resume template, the overall layout has already been designed with placeholder text (e.g., your objective, previous job experience, etc.) that is replaced with information relevant to you.



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