Refers to fonts in which each character has the same width. The opposite of monospacing is proportional spacing, in which different characters have different widths. For example, in a proportionally spaced font, the letter o would be wider than the letter i. Proportionally spaced fonts look more professional, but monospaced fonts are often superior for tabular data because the uniform width of each character makes alignment of columns easier.
Most printed matter, including this book, uses proportional spacing.
A slang term that combines the words multiple original prints (plus the “y” from the word “copy”). The term is used to refer to the increasing use of fast, multifunction printers (MFPs) to create multiple original copies of documents, as opposed to using photo copiers. When using MFPs, the word mopy can replaces the common […]
Short for metamorphosing, morphing refers to an animation technique in which one image is gradually turned into another. Many advanced animation programs support some type of morphing feature.
Short for remote and refers to a wireless transceiver that is also a remote sensor.
The main circuit board of a microcomputer. The motherboard contains the connectors for attaching additional boards. Typically, the motherboard contains the CPU, BIOS, memory, mass storage interfaces, serial and parallel ports, expansion slots, and all the controllers required to control standard peripheral devices, such as the display screen, keyboard, and disk drive. Collectively, all these […]
(1) Any type of metal or plastic plate designed to fit over a device or computer component to enhance the device’s functionality or its looks. Cellphones, iPods and even handheld game devices are types consumer electronics that consumers can purchase faceplates for. These faceplates, usually snap on plates, can change the way the device looks, […]