DTP: Desk-Top Publishing

DTP stands for Desktop Publishing. It is a publishing software used to create high quality printed material for individuals, businesses and organizations. The DTP software provides a good control over design and layout of a page as compared to the word processor.

Types

DTP can be two types:

  • Creates electronic pages
  • Creates virtual pages

The virtual pages are printed on physical papers such as magazines, books, news paper etc.

Usage

Desktop publishing (DTP) is used to publish magazines, books, newspapers, comics etc.

Advantages

  • You can enhance the appearance of page layouts by balancing the contrast, color and space.
  • You customize your document according to your business and target audience.
  • You can outsource DTP services if you don?t want to buy DTP equipment.

Popular desktop publishing softwares

  • Adobe FrameMaker
  • Adobe PageMaker
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Microsoft Office Publisher
  • Corel Ventura
  • OpenOffice.org
  • QuarkXPress
  • PagePlus
  • Express Publisher
  • Ventura Publisher
  • Scribus etc.

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