A special character that can be inserted into a text document.
Different programs react to tab characters in different ways. Most word processors, for example, move the cursor or insertion point to the next tab stop, and most printers move the print head to the next tab stop as well. Some programs, however, simply ignore tabs.
- tab stop
A stop point for tabbing. In word processing, each line contains a number of tab stops placed at regular intervals (for example, every half inch). They can be changed, however, as most word processors allow you to set tab stops wherever you want. When you press the Tab key, the cursor or insertion point jumps […]
- tabbed browsing
Tabbed browsing is a relatively new feature found in some Web browsers. Tabbed browsing is a function of some Web browsers that allow uses to surf and view multiple pages by loading the Web sites into “tabbed” sections of one page, rather than multiple pages. This allows the user to view a selection of favorite […]
Refers to data arranged in rows and columns. A spreadsheet, for example, is a table. In relational database management systems, all information is stored in the form of tables.
Short for graphics tablet, digitizing tablet, or electronic tablet.
- tablet PC
(n.) (1) Spelled tablet PC, a type of notebook computer that has an LCD screen on which the user can write using a special-purpose pen, or stylus. The handwriting is digitized and can be converted to standard text through handwriting recognition, or it can remain as handwritten text. The stylus also can be used to […]