How to Desktop Publish

Computers are a great tool to desktop publish.

Steps

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    Establish your computers systems specifications and before you get software, check this your hardware meets its requirements.
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    Get proper desktop publishing software. Good free DTP software exists such as Scribus, Serif PagePlus is cheap too. Good desktop publishers don't generally use Microsoft Publisher. Quark and TeX are more suitable for professionals than home users.
    • Learn how to use it. Learn columns, breaks (section, page, column). Learn column spanning. Learn styles.
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    Get graphics software. Free graphics software exists such as GimPhoto.
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    Get quality fonts.
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    Get quality pictures and photos.
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    Get a good printer.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Although it might not be considered desktop-publishing by some, word processors such as Corel WordPerfect, LibreOffice Writer, Microsoft Word can be used.

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