The use of computer systems to execute a variety of office operations, such as word processing, accounting, and e-mail. Office automation almost always implies a network of computers with a variety of available programs.
(1) Not connected. For example, all printers have a switch that allows you to turn them offline. While the printer is offline, you can perform certain commands like advancing the paper (form feed), but you cannot print documents sent from the computer. The opposite of offline is online. (2) Aside from its technical meaning, offline […]
- offline search engine
Also called a local search engine, an offline search engine is designed to be used for offline PC, CDROM or LAN searching usage. For example, a Web site can be indexed and a local search engine used if the author wanted to distribute the Web site on CD or DVD.
- offline storage
The term used to describe any storage medium that must be inserted into a storage drive by a person before it can be accessed by the computer system is considered to be a type of off-line storage. Offline storage may also be written as off-line storage and is also called removable storage. See mass storage […]
(1) Refers to a value added to a base address to produce a second address. For example, if B represents address 100, then the expression, B+5 would signify the address 105. The 5 in the expression is the offset. Specifying addresses using an offset is called relative addressing because the resulting address is relative to […]
- offset printing
A printing technique whereby ink is spread on a metal plate with etched images, then transferred to an intermediary surface such as a rubber blanket, and finally applied to paper by pressing the paper against the intermediary surface. Most print shops use offset printing to produce large volumes of high-quality documents. Although the equipment and […]