What is desktop publishing ?

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Desktop publishing is the process of using a computer system and printer to perform many of the functions of a print shop. DTP includes page layout and design, the choice of font and type size, and the inclusion of graphics and pictures.

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There are many software programs available for desktop publishing. Here are some common programs:

  • Aldus PageMaker®
  • Microsoft Publisher®
  • Publish It!®
  • Corel Ventura Publisher®

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