Definitions for "Formatting"
0;To operate properly new disks must be formatted. Disks are organized as a series of compartments, called sectors, into which information is written and from which it is recalled. When you first take a new disk there is nothing at all recorded on it and before it amy be used, the sectors must be magnetically marked out on the surface of the disk. This is called formatting. It is analogous to drawing lines on a piece of paper before writing on it.
Procedure needed to make the drive ready for data storage and retrieval. At first, the drive is physically divided into tracks and sectors. Low-level formatting stays unchanged through the entire life of the drive unless the drive is re-formatted. The next level of formatting - partitioning - means dividing the drive into logical drives (C:, D:, E:, etc.). Every hard drive has at least one "primary partition" (C:) and may have many extended partitions. Finally, high level formatting creates a root directory, from which all other subdirectories could be created, and creates a File Allocation Table (FAT), which keeps track of all information on the disks and all relationships between different pieces of information.
the process of preparing a disk so that it can be used by a computer. .
the process of defining what a document will look like. For example: Margins, top and bottom spaces, page length, tabs and font types.
The manner in which your manuscript is prepared and presented. Standards include using an easily-read font such as Courier 12-point; inclusion of proper contact information; double-spacing between lines, indention of paragraphs; wide margins (1-1.5 inches) all around; and unjustified right margins. Writer's Market and Scott Edelstein's Manuscript Submission are great sources for formatting info.
1) Process by which a design team lays out a manuscript to create book pages. 2) Text effect applied to characters to make them appear bold, italic, sheared or otherwise.
Allowing displayed values to have a specified shape by adjusting the spacing and numerical representation.
1. Transfer and editing of material to form a complete program, including titles, credits, logos, and space for commercial and act breaks. 2. Recording of video black, test signals, identification slates, and countdown leader at the head of a videotape reel immediately before a telecine transfer.
Keywords:  layout, headlines, text, page, style
Specifying text for body copy, headlines, etc. to create a style sheet in a page layout or word processing program.
Organizing the appearance of text on the page.
The arrangement of all of your text, photographs, drawings, maps, etc. into final book form.
software capability of changing the appearance of data, such as underlining or centering a group of words.
One of the basic tasks handled by the computer's operating system that establishes a pattern for the display, storage, or printing of data; the process of adjusting the appearance of a document.
the organized presentation of display elements, including labels and user guidance; see also Grouping.
the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
Keywords:  properly, task, memory, carried, stored
A task that must be carried out on all types of computer memory that stores files, so that the files can be stored and accessed properly.