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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 covers may be created by usingimages drawn by artists and then incorporating them with text using DTP software.
They may use DTP to create leaflets, posters or flyers to advertise their business or to publicise anevent.
Teachers often use DTP software to produce worksheets or exercises for students to use in class.
hardware requirements
Hardware requirements
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Digital Camera

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.

  • Ink-jet printer is used that is capable of printing in colour.
  • Laser printers produce better quality, but colour laser printer are very expensive.

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

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

advantages of digital camera
Advantages of Digital Camera
  • 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
  • Templates
  • Style Sheets
  • Text Frame

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

advantages of using templates
Advantages of using templates
  • Templates can save time
  • Consistent style – if everyone in an organisation uses the same template
text frame
Text Frame

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

style sheets
Style Sheets

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.

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