desktop publishing

noun Computers.
the design and production of publications by means of specialized software enabling a microcomputer to generate typeset-quality text and graphics.
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desktop publishing
 
n
DTP a means of publishing reports, advertising, etc, to typeset quality using a desktop computer

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desktop publishing definition

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.
(http://cs.purdue.edu/homes/gwp/dtp/dtp.html).
Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.text.desktop.
(2005-03-14)
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Example sentences
They also need word processing, computer graphics, and desktop publishing
  skills.
Personal computers and desktop publishing software help scam artists produce
  slick promotional materials.
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.
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