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DESKTOP PUBLISHING

Microsoft Publisher is a software application developed by Microsoft Corporation to help businesses create high-quality marketing and business material. A part of the Office product family, Publisher provides business users with design options for a variety of publications, such as newsletters, flyers, brochures, and Web pages.
The term desktop means that all the publishing process can no be done on a desk in the office or at home using a personal computer.
Difference between publisher and word processor:-
The difference between desktop publisher and a word processor is that desktop publisher software gives the user more tools and controls of the page layout, text manipulation and graphic design than a word processor.
NOTE:-
Some word processor today has also been incorporated with text and graphic formatting and editing tools thus a tiny difference exist between them and the desktop publisher.
Examples of DTP software are:-
-Adobe page maker
-Microsoft Publisher
-Quark express
-Adobe in design
-Ventura
-Serif page plus and
-Apple page 2
Purpose of desktop publishing software:-
  1. Using desktop publishing software a typesetter can create and edit very complex text and graphical objects like picture to the finest details.
  2. With a desktop publish the user can be able to design a page layout by setting consistent picture and object locations, dividing a page is a number of columns and creating layers.
  3. Desktop publishing software helps the user to prepare what a referred to as at work in commercial circles for printing.
ADVANTAGE OF DTP’s OVER WORD PROCESSORS
  1. Every item on a page is contained in a frame and can be edited and formatted independently.
  2. Master pages are used to set a common layout which may be repeated on several pages e.g. logo, page number etc.
  3. Strong can be contained in a single frame or threaded between several frames.
  4. Multiple stones from different authors can be handled with ease.
  5. Publication can be printed in a form suitable for commercial printing e.g. using colour separations.
  6. Wide range of templates is available eg. Brochures, booklets, posters, business cards etc.
  7. Frame need not flow in logical sequence. Eg a story on pages may be continued on page.
TYPES OF DESKTOP PUBLISHING SOFTWARE
Desk top publishing software can be classified into two broad categories which are:
  1. Graphic – based: These are specifically developed to edit and format graphic objects such as picture and victor drawings.
  2. Layout – based: These are specifically developed to create different page layout designs for text and pictures.
a)Newsletter
A newsletter is a periodically distributed publication generally with one main topic that is of interest to its subscribers (e.g. institutions, business firm, government agency etc.)
b)Brochures
A brochure (also referred to as a pamphlet) is a type of leaflet. Is a publication with brief necessary information addressing a particular institute e.g. School.
c)Flyers
A flyer (also spelled flier or called a circular, handbill or leaflet) is a single-page leaflets with information for advertising an organization, event, service, or other activity. Flyers are typically used by institute, individuals or businesses to promote their products or services. They are in form of mass marketing or small scale, community communication
d)Business cards
Business cards are cards bearing business information about a company or individual. They are shared during formal introductions as a convenience and a memory aid. A business card typically includes the giver’s name, company affiliation (usually with a logo) and contact information such as street addresses, telephone number(s), fax number and e-mail addresses; website
e) Postcard
A postcard or post card is a rectangular piece of thick paper or thin cardboard intended for writing and mailing without an envelop

f) Calendar
A calendar is a system of organizing days for social ,religious, commercial, or administrative purposes

g) Label
A label is a piece of paper, polymer, cloth, metal, or other metal affixed affixed to a container or article, on which is printed a legend , information concerning the brand name ,product incredient and contacts e.t.c. A label may also be printed directly on the container or article.
h)Banner
A banner id flag or other piece of cloth bearing a symbol, logo, slogan or other message to be displayed so that the stakeholder concerned with the message to informed
i) Advertisements
Advertisement is a form of communication used to persuade an audience (viewers, readers or listener)to take a certain matter. Intention of advertising is to drive consumer behavior with respect to commercial offering, although political and ideological advertising are also common
j) Greetings card
Is a illustrated publication, folded card featuring an expression of friendship or other relationship. Although greeting cards are given on special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas or other holidays, they are also sent to convey thanks or express other feeling.


Graphic Design
Involves the creative process of coming up with the concept and ideas and arrangements for visually communicating a specific message. It involves designing of objects, images, pictures in the different shape and colors to suit the needs of users.
Creating a publication
Creating a publication with a publication wizard
  1. On the File menu, click New.

About positioning text in shapes

Fit text in a shape

Remove all text formatting

Change the color of text

Add a shadow to text

Add a dropped capital letter

Add a table of contents with leaders

Add or replace a symbol or fraction

Change bullets or numbers in list

Remove bullets or numbers from a list

Create a bulleted or numbered list
To create a list in Publisher, you need to work inside a text box.


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5 Comments

  • EcoleBooks | COMPUTER O LEVEL(FORM FOUR) NOTES - DESKTOP PUBLISHING

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  • EcoleBooks | COMPUTER O LEVEL(FORM FOUR) NOTES - DESKTOP PUBLISHING

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