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!