desktop publishing


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desktop publishing

n.
The design and production of publications using personal computers with graphics capability.

desktop publishing

n
(Communications & Information) a means of publishing reports, advertising, etc, to typeset quality using a desktop computer. Abbreviation: DTP

desk′top pub′lishing


n.
the design and production of publications by means of specialized software enabling a microcomputer to generate typeset-quality text and graphics.
[1980–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.desktop publishing - (computer science) the use of microcomputers with graphics capacity to produce printed materialsdesktop publishing - (computer science) the use of microcomputers with graphics capacity to produce printed materials
publishing, publication - the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Translations
stolní ediční systém
desktoppublishingdtp
kompiuterinė leidyba
elektroniska izdevejdarbiba

desktop publishing

[ˈdɛskˌtɒp ˈpʌblɪʃɪŋ] ndesktop publishing m inv

desktop publishing

(ˈdesktop ˌpabliʃiŋ) noun
(also DTP) the production of a magazine etc using a small computer and a printer.
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There are many misconceptions regarding what goes into desktop publishing software, what it can do, what it cannot do and how one picks the right package.
Combining the Adobe software and Apple hardware, along with Aldus' PageMaker desktop publishing application (Aldus being acquired by Adobe in 1994), allowed the partners to create the world's first affordable desktop-to-prepress document publishing system--and it was a huge hit.
Here are three desktop publishing choices worth considering.
I wanted to do desktop publishing as I felt the skills would be very useful, given the number of organisations and clubs that I am involved in.
Developing multilingual templates can lead to lower translation and desktop publishing costs, and can facilitate the creation of more readable, culturally sensitive documents for your target audience.
With the upgrade, the staff now has a scanner and two computers with more current word processing, bibliography, desktop publishing, and virus software.
And, of course, since desktop publishing hit in the 1980s, editors have assumed more and more design and production duties.
Ironically, even with the small staff size and budget of most livestock publications, they were among the earliest adopters of desktop publishing.
For example, while almost all survey respondents agreed that cellular phones, beepers (and even automated phone services and voice mail) are invaluable in creating efficiencies and adding professionalism, the use of sophisticated tools such as desktop publishing, CD-ROM and the Internet became more frequent in offices with higher numbers of agents.
If you want the many extra features of a dedicated photo editing program, I recommend LivePix to the average PC user who hasn't already worked extensively with desktop publishing programs.
WHILE THE BIG Leaguers muse over digital cameras and Internet access, desktop publishing remains a relatively new transition for some smaller weeklies.