Object-oriented graphic: An image made up of individual, mathematically defined objects, rather than a collection of bits. Typically created by draw programs, which are based on either PostScript or QuickDraw. Also called a vector graphic. Compare bitmapped graphic.
OCR: Optical Character Recognition, a technology that lets you scan a printed page (with a scanner) and convert it into a text document that you can edit in a word processor. Som OCR software also works with files received by a fax modem.
OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer. A company that produces a product that isn’t sold on its own but instead is incorporated into another company’s product. For example, Quantum is an OEM that makes hard disks sold under different names by other companies. Sometimes OEM is used as a verb: “Quantum OEMs disk drives for Apple.”
OLE (OLE 2): Object Linking and Embedding. A Microsoft technology that gives programs a standard way to incorporate objects, such as graphics and spreadsheet charts, into documents. Objects can be embedded into documents or merely linked (a reference to the original object is stored in the document rather than a copy of the actual object).
On-line: Actively connect to other computers or devices. You’re …