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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.