Word Glossary: S

sidebar: Typically, a block of supplementary material placed in a text box in a document.

SmartArt: A Microsoft Word feature that lets you add several different types of useful diagrams to your document. The idea behind SmartArt diagrams is to represent a bullet list as a diagram of interconnected shapes.

soft return: Manually inserting a new line without creating a new paragraph. On a PC keyboard, the shortcut is Shift+Enter.

spell checker: A feature in many applications that checks spelling (and often grammar) against a built-in dictionary.

style: 1. (noun) A collection of formatting commands that can be applied to text to make a document look more consistent and attractive. 2. (verb) To make consistent with a formatting convention by applying a certain style.

synonym: Words that have similar meanings, such as pink and rosy.

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