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Desktop publishing (DTP) involves the use of computers to lay out text and graphics for printing in magazines, newsletters, brochures, etc. A good DTP system provides precise control over templates, styles, fonts, sizes, colour, paragraph formatting, images and fitting text into irregular shapes.

History[]

Aldus PageMaker was considered the first desktop publishing "killer application" for the Macintosh platform in the 1980s, followed by QuarkXPress which quickly became a direct competitor. PageMaker was acquired by Adobe and has since been superseded by InDesign. Apple presently markets Pages as a word processor and desktop publishing application.[1]

References[]

  1. 30 Years Ago, Aldus PageMaker Changed Life on Planet Earth by John M. Fox, The Huffington Post. 2015-07-27.

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