Desktop Publishing 7thGrade
BCSII-9: Students will utilize desktop publishing software a) Identify uses of desktop publishing software and careers related to desktop publishing. b) Identify and explain desktop publishing terminology. c) Create, edit, save, and print desktop publishing documents.
Identify the purpose and type of documents produced utilizing desktop publishing software. • Desktop publishing is about laying out things on page. It is not intended for creating text. • Desktop Publisher documents are easier to layout, and so better for things like newsletters where the layout is important. • You have full control over what’s printed on a page, where it’s printed, how it’s printed, and how printing is handled over multiple pages.
Desktop Publishing vs Word Processing • Although word processing programs can create the same types of documents, desktop publishing software includes the key elements involved in producing these products: typesetting, page layout, and graphic design. • www.ncwiseowl.org/kscope/techknowpark/RaceTrk/Advantages.html
careers related to desktop publishing • Desktop publishers, dependant on where they work, might also be called publications specialists, electronic publishers, DTP operators, desktop-publishing editors, electronic prepress technicians, electronic-publishing specialists, image designers, typographers, compositors, layout artists, or web publications designers.
Desktop Publishing Examples • Books • Magazines • Newspapers • Flyers • Brochures • Pamphlets
Desktop Publishing Programs • Publisher • QuarkXPress • Indesign • Scribus
Desktop Publishing terminology • Balance-a feeling of equality of weight, attention, or attraction of the various elements within a production as a means of accomplishing unity • Consistency-maintaining the same layout and style throughout a publication; i.e. fonts, colors, spacing, graphic elements • Half fold-dividing the page in half; often called booklet fold • White space-areas on the page with no text or graphics
Items needed • PowerPoint • Pretest • Post test • Puffin Flyer page 164 book