Midterm 2 Solution

CS 14F

October 22, 1996

Short Answer Questions. Answer each question

  1. (10 pts.) What are file name and extension? What are the naming limitations? What is the extension used for? Name and define three specific extensions.

    The name of a file is used to describe its contents. The extension is used to indicate the type of a file. A file's name may be at most eight characters in length and the extension is three characters.

  2. (10 pts.) What is the difference between serif and sans-serif typefaces? When would each be most appropriate to use? Name a serif and a sans-serif typeface.

    A serif typeface has horizontal bars at the ends of most letters. It is used in formal situations and for body text. A sans-serif typeface lacks such bars. It is used in less formal situations and for displays such as section headings and title. Times Roman is a serif typeface while Arial is a sans-serif typeface.

  3. (5 pts.) What is the difference between typeface and font?

    A typeface is a designed set of characters in all sizes and styles. A font is a typeface with the attributes of a specific size and style.

  4. (5 pts.) What are the advantages of a word processor over a typewriter?

    Here's just a few:

  5. (5 pts.) Name the five steps in producing a document with a word processing package. Name two word processing packages.

    1. Write.

    2. Edit.

    3. Format.

    4. Print.

    5. Save.

    MS Word and WordPerfect.

  6. (10 pts.) Explain and relate database file, field, and record.

    The database file contains the database. It consists of records, which is all the information pertaining to an ``entity.'' A record is made up of fields. Each field contains one piece of information about an entity.

  7. (5 pts.) Compare and contrast word processing and desktop publishing.

    Desktop publishing is word processing with more powerful graphics and formatting capabilities.

Thomas P. Kelliher
Tue Oct 29 00:42:26 EST 1996
Tom Kelliher