A quick rundown of the terms we have used, along with some Commands
- File – Where your Data resides. Similar to a piece of paper.
- Folder – A Container for Files and sub-folders. Think of those manilla folders you find in offices.
- Sub-Folders – Folders that are inside another folder.
- Items – Files and/or Folders.
- Ribbon – the bar at the top of the screen that contains your Tools.
- Navigation Pane – the left-hand section of the Window.
- Location Bar – section below the Ribbon that displays where in the folder structure you are.
- File Explorer – the program that displays your files and folders.
- Clipboard – a Temporary Storage Area use by the Computer when you Cut or Copy an item
- Cut – to remove an item from its location and place it on the Clipboard.
- Copy – to make a copy of an item onto the Clipboard.
- Paste – to place whatever is on the Clipboard into the current location
(Hold the CTRL key, and tap the listed key)
- CTRL-A – Select All
- CTRL-X – Cut
- CTRL-C – Copy
- CTRL-V – Paste
Some of the more common File Types:
- .bmp – “BitMap”. A Picture file
- .doc, .docx – “Document”. Microsoft Word file. Usually containing text.
- .gif – Picture File. Sometimes animated.
- .jpg – picture File. The usual format for photographs.
- .pdf – “Portable Document Format”. Used by Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- .rtf – “Rich Text Format”. More advanced than .txt, but more limited than .doc/.docx
- .txt – “Text”. Very simple text files.
- .xls – Spreadsheet. Used for performing calculations.