(n.) In the PC world, the term was originally used for a file created with a word processor. In addition to text, documents can contain graphics, charts, and other objects.
Increasingly, the line separating word processing files from files produced by other applications is becoming blurred. A word processing application can produce graphics and a graphics application can produce words. This trend has accelerated with technologies such as OLE and OpenDoc that allow an application to combine many components. Consequently, the term document is used more and more to describe any file produced by an application. Interestingly, the term has always been used this way in Macintosh environments.
(v.) To enter written explanations. For example, programmers are always exhorted to document their code by inserting comments.
- document flip
A feature in some applications that allow you to flip between open documents within that specific program using a single mouse movement or keystroke. When referring to hardware features, like that of a computer mouse, document flip may also refer to flipping from one program to another, similar to how tabs are used for browsing.
- document management
The computerized management of electronic as well as paper-based documents. Document management systems generally include the following components: An optical scanner and OCR system to convert paper documents into an electronic form A database system to organized stored documents A search mechanism to quickly find specific documents Document management systems are becoming more important as […]
Instructions for using a computer device or program. Documentation can appear in a variety of forms, the most common being manuals. When you buy a computer product (hardware or software), it almost always comes with one or more manuals that describe how to install and operate the product. In addition, many software products include an […]
(1) A group of computers and devices on a network that are administered as a unit with common rules and procedures. Within the Internet, domains are defined by the IP address. All devices sharing a common part of the IP address are said to be in the same domain. (2) In database technology, domain refers […]
- Domain Controller
As defined by Microsoft, in Active Directory server roles, computers that function as servers within a domain can have one of two roles: member server or domain controller. Abbreviated as DC, domain controller is a server on a Microsoft Windows or Windows NT network that is responsible for allowing host access to Windows domain resources. […]