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desktop publishing

noun, Computers.
the design and production of publications by means of specialized software enabling a personal computer to generate typeset-quality text and graphics. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They also need word processing, computer graphics, and desktop publishing skills.
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  • Provide professional support services for central office employees with desktop publishing software.
  • The process he envisages is a technical procession similar to that which happened to desktop publishing and printing.
  • We work with you from developing ideas and determining what products you need through desktop publishing and printing.
  • They are stored in plain text and can be imported into any word processor or desktop publishing program.
  • Ability to use application tools for desktop publishing and graphic design.
British Dictionary definitions for desktop publishing

desktop publishing

a means of publishing reports, advertising, etc, to typeset quality using a desktop computer DTP
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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desktop publishing in Technology
text, application
(DTP) Using computers to lay out text and graphics for printing in magazines, newsletters, brochures, etc. A good DTP system provides precise control over templates, styles, fonts, sizes, colour, paragraph formatting, images and fitting text into irregular shapes.
Example programs include FrameMaker, PageMaker, InDesign and GeoPublish.
Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.text.desktop.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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