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September 14, 2016updated 23 Feb 2017 4:49pm

What is DTP?

Find out about this publisher, DTP, used for creating independent designs.

By Hannah Williams

Desktop publishing is the process of using software to create content

DTP can be used as an acronym for Dynamic Trunking Protocol, Cisco’s networking protocol, Distributed Transaction Processing as well as Digital Teaching Platform. This article explores DTP in the context of desktop publishing.

Desktop publishing is designed for creating documents with page layout skills. Personal layouts can be created so that a process of self-publishing printed matter can be carried out.

Magazines, books and food menus are commonly produced materials through the use of DTP. These can be produced without having to undergo commercial printing, making DTP a cost-efficient alternative.

What else can DTP be used for?

Alongside printed material, DTP may also be used and exported for electronic media, whether this may be in the format of e-books or web pages for example.

Desktop publishing combines a personal computer and WYSIWYG page layout software to create publication documents on a computer for either large scale publishing or small scale local multifunction peripheral output and distribution.


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