Desktop Publishing

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Desktop publishing is the use of the computer and software to create visual displays of ideas and information. Desktop publishing documents may be for desktop or commercial printing or electronic distribution including PDF, slide shows, email newsletters, epub, and the Web.

Desktop publishing is or can be: 

  • designing print communications such as brochures, flyers, ads, and posters
  • designing print communications such as catalogs, directories, and annual reports
  • designing logos, business cards, and letterhead
  • designing and publishing newsletters, magazines, and newspapers
  • designing books and booklets
  • converting print communications to formats including Web and smart devices such as tablets and phones
  • creating resumes and business forms (including invoices, inventory sheets, memos, and labels)
  • self-publishing (books, newsletters, ebooks, etc.)
  • designing and publishing blogs and Web sites
  • designing slides shows, presentations, and printing handouts
  • creating and printing greeting cards, banners, postcards and iron-on transfers
  • making digital scrapbooks and print or digital photo albums
  • creating decorative labels, envelopes, trading cards, calendars, and charts
  • designing packaging for retail merchandise from wrappers for bars of soap to software boxes
  • designing store signs, highway signs, and billboards
  • taking work designed by others and putting into the correct format for digital or offset printing or for publishing online

How Desktop Publishing Has Changed

The main difference between desktop publishing today and how it was defined in the 80s and 90s? Before, it was for print almost exclusively. Today, desktop publishing includes much more than just print publications. It's publishing as PDF or an ebook. It's publishing to blogs and designing Web sites. It's designing content for multiple platforms including smartphones and tablets.

Properly speaking, desktop publishing is the technical assembly of digital files in the proper format for printing or for electronic distribution. In practical use, much of the "graphic design" process is also accomplished using desktop publishing and graphics software and Web design software and is sometimes included in the definition of desktop publishing. 

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