Desktop publishing software: What is desktop Publishing? Many of us don’t know about desktop publishing and today we are going to understand it in details.

Desktop publishing software (or DTP software) is software used in the process of creating editorial projects. The primary use of DTP is to lay out texts, images and graphics on a page and easily arrange these elements to create the preferred document. Born in the 1980s to create printed and PDF publications, today DTP software is also used to create electronic media, such as e-books and webpages.

Desktop publishing software is important because it increases productivity, helps in enhancing the appearance of all produced documents, minimized the production cost, easy customization of all kinds of projects, and also in a way to manage the presentation as well as its content.

Use of desktop publishing

Desktop-publishing software can be used to create the layout for a wide range of different publications, such as:

  • newspapers and magazines
  • brochures, posters, flyer, leaflets and catalogues
  • books and e-books
  • PDF
  • web pages
  • banner
  • newsletter
  • design of resume

At ATIS Communication all our certified translators team has ability to work on DTP application which exists on many pages. Programs such 4as Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Publisher, QuarkXPress, and Scribus are examples of desktop publishing software. Among professionals, “desktop publishing software” refers primarily to high-end professional page layout software applications including Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress.

Problems of desktop publishing are that when you translate a text, it is unlikely that it will have exactly the same length as the original, as some languages need more words, while other need less, to say the same thing. Therefore, the layout must be adjusted accordingly to the new text volume.

If you hire a professional language service provider to do this, one of the most important advantage is, they know the language and the culture and can adjust the layout accordingly. While when you do it yourself, you probably find yourself wondering, if you can divide the text in paragraphs or not, because you have no idea what to do.

The combination of affordable software and desktop computers enticed people who had never before been able to create their own publications to jump in. Desktop publishing software allows the user to rearrange text and graphics on screen, change typefaces as easily as changing shoes, and resize graphics on the fly. Just by following a few rules of desktop publishing, users are able to turn out professional-looking documents.

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