characteristics of documents

notes on the different characteristics of documents that most microsoft applications have.

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Characteristics of documents- things all documents have in common
Characters
A character is any letter, number or symbol used in a document.
Example- letter=b, number=4, symbol=@
Sections
A section is a proportion of a document in which page-formatting options
can be set. Until section breaks are inserted, the word document will treat
the document as a single section. Sections can be used to allow the layout of
a document to be varied within a page or between pages.
Example: this text shows a continuous break:
Finally, the imagery used in text 1 persuades the reader by putting them off meat
But the use of images in text 11 persuades them to be vegetarian by creating
positive feelings and this tells the reader it's the right thing to do.
Frames
A frame is an area of a page that can contain text or graphics, it can be
positioned anywhere on the page. Word processors are not frame based
documents, so if a paragraph is deleted everything else will adjust
accordingly.
Example: the frame around this clipart allows the clipart to be moved
anywhere on the page.
Headers
A header is text that appears in the top margin on each page. It could
include, name, date, title.
A footer is text that appears in the bottom margin on each page. |It could
contain page numbering, date, or file name.
Example:

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Footnotes
Used to briefly explain words or phrases without including the explanation
in the main body of text. A reference number is placed next to the word
and the explanation is placed at the foot of the document by the same
reference number.
Example: to explain the word `footnote' the number would appear next to
the text like this: footnote1.
Pages
Pages are each printed on a side of paper containing the components of a
document. These may include text, graphics, tables or contents pages.…read more

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