Desk Top Publishing Program:
Desktop publishing programs contain many of the features of word processing software, but .go even further in the ability to layout the format of a printed page. These packages are being used to control complex components of the printing process right from the PC. Desktop publishing does what used to be called type setting, and has truly changed the printing business. Sophisticated packages like Ventura Publisher and Page Maker allow, in-house departments to' produce page layouts to include graphic images that were digitised with scanners, and print the output to laser printers or high quality devices that produce camera-ready output. Though this procedure was more difficult to use than a word processor, many of the features of desktop publishing software have been streamlined and are now incorpo-rated into word processing packages. While variety of type font and size is not to be confused with sound typographical design, in general, application of DTP techniques has improved the look of documents and manuals in many of the organisations that use these techniques. A new development in DTP is' the ability to exchange various personal computer (PC) platforms final documents in published formats. It is stated that this may pave the way for electronic distribution of wide4array of materials, such as newsletters, which are now distributed in print farm.