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Unit 1
Alternate Key
• Also called ALT key
• Executes commands with other key(s)
Arrow Keys
• Move the insertion point in the direction
located by the arrow on each key
Backspace
• Deletes the character to the left of the
insertion point
Backspace
Caps Lock
• Capitalizes all letters when locked down
Control Key
• Also called CTRL
• Executes commands with other keys
Delete
• Removes the character to the right of the
insertion point
Insert
Home
Page
Up
Delete
End
Page
Down
Example of Delete and Backspace
Hello, my name is Mrs. Brown.
Enter/Return
• Causes the insertion point to move to the
left margin and down to the next line
Enter
Escape Key
• Also called ESC
• Closes a software menu or dialog box
Function Keys
• Special keys located at the top of the
keyboard that are used alone or with the
CTRL, ALT, and Shift keys to execute
software commands
Gross Words a Minute
• GWAM
• Number of standard words keyed in one
minute
• 5 characters equal 1 word
Hardware
• The physical parts of a computer system
Home Keys
• The keys where you place your fingers to
begin keying
• Left hand – asdf
• Gh – look at you
• Right hand – jkl;
Keyboarding Posture
• The correct seating position taught when
developing typing skills
• Sit up straight
• Feet flat on the floor
• No fly away arms
• Wrist off the desk
• Fingers curved and staying at the home
position after reaches are made.
Service Keys
• Special keys that allow you to use the
computer to perform certain functions
Shift
Tab
Shift Key
• Makes capital letters and certain symbols
when used with those keys
Shift
+ d =
D
Software
• Programs and routines that control the
functioning of a computer
Space Bar
• Inserts space between words and
sentences
Tab Key
• Moves the insertion point to a preset
position
Tab
Word Wrap
• Causes text to move automatically to a
new line when the current line is full
Question: Do you have to press enter at the
end of a line?
No!
• If you are typing along
and come to the end
of a line, you do not
have to press enter!
That will just slow you
down! The light is
always green, so Go,
Go, Go!

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