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Use of ICT in Publishing. What is Desktop publishing (DTP)?. It refers to the process of using the computer to produce professional documents, also through photo image and editing software. Who uses DTP?. Newspaper and Magazines.

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What is desktop publishing dtp
What is Desktop publishing (DTP)?

It refers to the process of using the computer to produce professional documents, also through photo image and editing software.




Staff who design the layouts for newspapers and magazines will use DTP to help them achieve a professional and eye-catching design.


Book publishers
Book Publishers will use DTP to help them achieve a professional and eye-catching design.


Book covers may be created by using will use DTP to help them achieve a professional and eye-catching design. images drawn by artists and then incorporating them with text using DTP software.


Business and charities
Business and Charities will use DTP to help them achieve a professional and eye-catching design.


They may use DTP to create leaflets, posters or flyers to advertise their business or to publicise anevent.


Teachers
Teachers advertise their business or to publicise an


Teachers often use DTP software to produce worksheets or exercises for students to use in class.


Hardware requirements
Hardware requirements exercises for students to use in class.

  • Computer

  • Printer

  • Scanner

  • Digital Camera


Computer
Computer exercises for students to use in class.

A Very powerful computer is needed with a lot of memory and a large hard drive, because manipulating pictures on the screen takes a lot of computing power.


Printer
Printer exercises for students to use in class.

  • Ink-jet printer is used that is capable of printing in colour.

  • Laser printers produce better quality, but colour laser printer are very expensive.


Scanner
Scanner exercises for students to use in class.

A scanner is used to scan photographs and hand-drawn drawings into a document.If there is large amount of text to input, this can also be scanned in.


Digital camera
Digital Camera exercises for students to use in class.

Digital cameras are able to take photographs that are digitised and stored inside the camera.


Advantages of digital camera
Advantages of Digital Camera exercises for students to use in class.

  • There is no need for films

  • Don’t need to have the photos developed

  • Images transfer directly to the computer

  • Images can be alteredand sized


Features available in dtp software
Features available in DTP Software exercises for students to use in class.

  • Templates

  • Style Sheets

  • Text Frame


Templates
Templates exercises for students to use in class.

The templates come with a laid out design with little, images and text already in place.


Advantages of using templates
Advantages of using templates exercises for students to use in class.

  • Templates can save time

  • Consistent style – if everyone in an organisation uses the same template


Text frame
Text Frame exercises for students to use in class.

Text and graphics are placed in frames. These frames can then be moved around the document and repositioned.


Style sheets
Style Sheets exercises for students to use in class.

Style sheets are used to help make the text, headings and subheadings consistent.

It also makes it easier and quicker to apply styles to the document.


Done By : exercises for students to use in class.

Moza Al-Moosa


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