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What is DTP?

October 22, 2009 8 Comments »

is an acronym used to refer to . But what is ? Its meaning has been redefined since it was first invented over 20 years ago (In 1985, PageMaker was developed for Macintosh computers, the first “” application). in the 21st century refers to the way people use specific desktop publishing software as well as the software itself. In a nut shell, desktop publishing can be defined as:

“…the use of the computer and software to create visual displays of ideas and information. Desktop publishing documents may be for desktop or commercial printing or electronic distribution including PDF, slide shows, email newsletters, and the Web.” (about.com)

Desktop publishing is not only about appearance and making documents look prettier; it is also important because it enhances visual communication and helps ensure that your documents clearly streamline the information you are communicating. Some desktop publishing software is best suited to print publishing. Some software is more suited to on-screen or electronic distribution. What are your desktop publishing needs?



8 Responses to “What is DTP?”

  • Commented on October 22, 2009 at 7:52 pm

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  • Commented on October 27, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Software such as Adobe Photoshop and Indesign are essential for desktop publishing. I don’t know where’d I’d be today if it wasn’t for the Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Commented on October 27, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Software such as Adobe Photoshop and Indesign are essential for desktop publishing. I don’t know where’d I’d be today if it wasn’t for the Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Commented on April 9, 2010 at 2:34 am

    Thanks for sharing to us

  • Commented on April 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing to us

  • Commented on March 17, 2011 at 1:20 am

    it the art and science of combining graphics and text to produce a meaningful massage to the audience.

  • Commented on March 17, 2011 at 1:46 am

    without adobe life in designing industry will be hell -kind of a thing!