The Desktop Publishing and Multimedia Activities Module was developed with .. cards, letterhead, desk notes) musicmarkup.info musicmarkup.info musicmarkup.info . Introduction to Desktop publishing. DESKTOP PUBLISHING (DTP). Introduction. Publishing is the process of producing publications such as newspapers. Intro to Desktop Publishing. Desktop Publishing—documents that combine text and graphics to design and layout pages for publication--includes newsletters.
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(DTP). Short notes on PageMaker, Photoshop & CorelDraw. Learn DTP & Typing in 60 days. @. Super Vision It was the first in a generation of desktop publishing software packages. .. (a) Jpg (b) curves (c) PDF (d) none of these. Ans. Rift Valley Institute Of Science & Technology, Nakuru. AGHS © DESKTOP PUBLISHER NOTES COMPUTER STUDIES Page 1 DESKTOP PUBLISHING (DTP) NOTES Introduction - Publishing is the process of producing publication like newspapers, cards, pamphlets, pictures, calendars etc. that. Desktop publishing software makes it easy to vary typefaces and margins while embedding The most recent version, QuarkXPress 9, allows publishing in English ("International and U.S.") IStudio Publisher can export color managed PDF files suitable for use in a Footnotes, marginal notes and e Pub exporting.
Desktop publishing is the use of the computer and software to create visual displays of ideas and information. Desktop publishing refers to the process of using the computer to produce documents such as newsletters, brochures, books, and other publications that were once created manually using a variety of non-computer techniques along with large complex phototypesetting machines. Today desktop publishing software does it all - almost. But before PageMaker and other desktop publishing software there were e-scales, paste-up, and other non-desktop computer ways of putting together a design for printing. Graphic Design - Is the process and art of combining text and graphics and communicating an effective message in the design of logos, graphics, brochures, newsletters, posters, signs, and any other type of visual communication.
To insert an OLE object even audio and video clips! Select the program that will create or already has created the kind of file you want to insert, and indicate whether you want to Create New object or Create from File , if you've already made the file.
You will be prompted to create a new object or locate a file whose contents you want to insert into the document. You can also click the Link box to. Depending on the type of object you want to insert, you may find the Paste Special command more straightforward. If you want to paste a table or a picture into Publisher, for example, choose the Copy command from the Edit menu in the program in which the table or picture exists.
Then in Publisher, select the Paste Special command from the Edit menu and select the appropriate option. This feature may also offer the option to paste the file as a link, so that your Publisher document will be updated with any changes to the external file.
Manipulating Objects We learned several ways of manipulating objects and their frames in the Introduction class. Here we discuss several other important ways to manage objects that are used in Publisher, as well as other layout programs. Ordering Layering One important consideration when working with objects in most programs is the concept of layering. Every object you create occupies a separate layer, so as you create objects, you are creating new layers on top of older layers.
Often you may want part of an object to obscure part of another, but other times you will want to maneuver them so that both are visible. For this we will need the Arrange menu. Notice the second section of this menu has four commands: To reorder the objects' layers in your publication, first click on the object you want to manipulate.
This should bring up the object's handles to indicate you have selected it. Now you can click on the Arrange menu and then one of the four layering commands to reposition it. Bring to Front will bring the selected object to the topmost layer, regardless of how long ago it was created.
Conversely, Send to Back will send the selected object to the back of all objects on the page. You can also move the objects forward or backward one layer at a time with Bring Forward and Send Backward , respectively. By the way. Another useful tool in drawing programs is the ability to treat several objects as one in order to move them around easily. To ungroup the objects. The downside of this technique is that as soon as you click on any one object within the group.
To group several objects. If all the objects you want to select are near each other. Clicking the icon will group the objects. This command will be grayed out unless you have at least 2 objects selected.
Lining Up and Nudging Objects To line up several objects easily. Make an initial selection by clicking on an object. If you want to move just one object at a time. Pressing Delete will delete all of the selected objects. If you are working in XP. At this point. Once the objects have been grouped. Rotating and Flipping Objects You might want your address text frame turned on its side or your lightning bolt graphic rotated 45 degrees. In addition. If you need evenly spaced guides. XP users can also click and drag the circular green cursor for an object to rotate it.
In addition to margin guides. Using Guides You can also use guides to help you line up objects. Choosing Custom Rotate or Free Rotate allows you to choose some other degree of rotation. If you prefer. These guides will now appear on every page of your publication. Here you can specify margin guides as well as evenly spaced row and column guides.
To make it easy to align objects with. You can rid yourself of all these guides by selecting Clear All Ruler Guides or by dragging guides one by one off the page. You can add such guides by choosing a command for either horizontal or vertical guides from the Ruler Guides submenu of the Arrange menu. Choosing Rotate Left will rotate a selected object 90 degrees counterclockwise.
Picture Display Options If you have several pictures in your publication. The Design Gallery Instead of creating complex designs from scratch. Click on a design you like. In XP. From the Insert menu. Either the Fast resize and zoom or Hide pictures option should speed up your work. From the View menu. Changing the display options here changes the way images look on the screen without affecting their print quality. In To speed up your work. You can also choose to Duplicate Scheme.
Because Publisher is a layout program rather than a word-processing program like Word. Then you can adjust the duplicated scheme by making the desired changes in your publication and choosing the command to Update Scheme to Match Current Publication from the drop-down arrow. The choices will appear in the Task Pane. After grouping objects with the Group Objects command. Now you can use the nifty logo you made in any Publisher document! Major fonts are used for headings and titles.
To apply a font scheme. Basic Formatting document. AutoFit can solve.
They're accessible from the Font Schemes option on the Format menu. Saving Your Own Design Now that we know how to make our own groups of objects like those we inserted into our documents by means of the Design Gallery tool. You can also rename or delete schemes as necessary.
If you need a refresher. If the text is too small to take up the space inside the text box as in the case of a title or heading. No matter which of these options you select. If there is too much text for the available space and you don't want to make the remainder of the story flow into another text box.
If you no longer want this feature to change your font size. Character Spacing Sometimes you'll want to add special effects to some of your text. To work on the spacing between only two characters. If you want these options to be available without the hassle of a. You can make further adjustments as needed.
To adjust the spacing for a large block of text. Generally speaking. Publisher will display a sample of your settings at the bottom of the dialog box. Rather than simply using AutoFit to set the font size. As you work. In the dialog box that appears. To see what these changes would look like in your publication.
To shrink or stretch text. Line Spacing You can also adjust the spacing between lines like setting double spacing as well as the amount of space before and after paragraphs by choosing the Line Spacing command from the Format menu.
While the option to set spacing Between lines is available from the toolbar above. Move the toolbar out of the way by clicking on the gray rectangle at its right or on top XP.
Indents and Lists. The options on the toolbar let you reposition the text box. Pressing Show Toolbar in this dialog box has the same effect as in the Character Spacing dialog. If you're working with a bulleted or numbered list. You can also set the indent options for normal not bulleted or numbered text by choosing the Normal option under Indent Settings.
Publisher will display the list type's default settings. Format Painter Once you've formatted one story completely. You can do so with the Format Painter.
From the Preset dropdown menu under the Indents section.
These options are also available as buttons on the Formatting toolbar. To change the way Publisher is automatically indenting your bulleted or numbered text. Any selected text will then be reformatted to match the specified Style. In the dialog box.
In the Create New Style dialog box that now appears. To create Styles.
Styles If you will need to use the same set of formatting attributes several times in your publication perhaps because you want all of your headings to look alike. Styles are collections of formatting features saved with a name that you choose. Publisher XP will often display a Paste icon next to the. To apply a style to a story. You can see the attributes of each style simply by looking at the examples listed in the Task Pane.
Once you're happy with your settings. In this dialog box. Publisher will display a preview of the formatting settings you've made on the right side of the dialog box. Once you make a change to a Style in the dialog box.
When copying or moving text. You can then browse your files for the document whose Styles you want to copy hint: To change any attributes of a style. In case of disaster. Beneath the list of styles.
When you're finished. You can continue creating as many Styles as you'd like for your publication. Publisher will then convert the Styles and import them into the list that displays in the Text Style dialog.
When you're finished creating Styles. If you later decide that you want to make further adjustments to a Style. Publisher XP users will see a slight difference in the presentation of these options: Best of all. All of your Styles will now appear as options in the Style drop-down menu on the Formatting toolbar.
You can set your own font. On the Drop Cap tab that initially appears. To see how your story will look with a particular style. Shop around try scrolling to the right until you find the option you like best.
Here you can set the height of the drop cap. Drop Caps To create an oversized beginning letter for your story like those in fairy tales. You'll now see a command that says.
If you are looking for some fancier options. Should you decide later that you don't want the text to be in drop cap format. You still may need to complete some adjustments to get the text properly lined up with the circle try using AutoFit to help you as you work. You will need to create both an object frame for the circle and a text frame in which to type your text. Publisher XP makes the process less messy. Publisher will offer you the option of adding a space for your customers' mailing addresses.
Depending on the cost of your printer's toner cartridge compared to that of your photocopier. Mail Merge If you're creating certain types of publications. The text will automatically be added in a text frame associated with the shape. You can then import a data source you've already created or make up a Publisher address list using options from the Mail Merge menu in Publisher For more information on using a Mail Merge.
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COMP Uploaded By Joychepkirui. The artwork was then painted with ink and pressed on papers to produce a printout. This was very tedious. Desktop publishing DTP - It refers to the process of producing publications like cards, newspapers etc. Hence a thin line exists between them and the desktop publishers. If you need a refresher, see our Word: Basic Formatting document.
Because Publisher is a layout program rather than a word-processing program like Word , it offers even more options for formatting your text. Publisher XP offers an array of Font Schemes, a fast way to update the fonts in your publication without going to the trouble of selecting each text box. They're accessible from the Font Schemes option on the Format menu.
The choices will appear in the Task Pane; for each scheme, there's usually a major and a minor font. Major fonts are used for headings and titles, while minor fonts are applied to regular text. To apply a font scheme, select it and click on it, or choose Apply Scheme from the drop-down arrow next to the scheme name. You can also choose to Duplicate Scheme; this is a good idea if you want to make a variation on a default scheme, such as adding italics to the major font.
Then you can adjust the duplicated scheme by making the desired changes in your publication and choosing the command to Update Scheme to Match Current Publication from the drop-down arrow. You can also rename or delete schemes as necessary. AutoFit You may find yourself struggling to fit text into a text boxperhaps a title just isn't quite big enough to stretch across the whole page, or a story is a little too big to fit in the available space. AutoFit can solve both problems.
First, resize the text box to the desired capacity. Next, position your cursor inside the textbox, and from the Format menu select the AutoFit Text submenu. If the text is too small to take up the space inside the text box as in the case of a title or heading , select Best Fit. If there is too much text for the available space and you don't want to make the remainder of the story flow into another text box , select Shrink Text on Overflow. No matter which of these options you select, whenever you resize the text box containing the AutoFitted text, the font size of the selected text will automatically be resized to fill the text box.
If you no longer want this feature to change your font size, select the None option from the AutoFit Text submenu on the Format menu.
Sometimes you'll want to add special effects to some of your text, such as stretching out a headline across a page.
Rather than simply using AutoFit to set the font size, you can also use character spacing to change the appearance of your text. First, select the text you want to adjust, then from the Format menu select Character Spacing. In the dialog box that appears, you have a number of options. To shrink or stretch text, alter its Scaling settings either by typing a number into the field or by using the up and down arrows.
To adjust the spacing for a large block of text, such as a paragraph, adjust the Tracking of the text. To work on the spacing between only two characters, select Kerning instead. Generally speaking, you'll probably want to leave the automatic pair kerning setting on, since taking it off may make the characters of your text squish too close together to be legible.
Normally, text below 12 pt does not need kerning adjustments. As you work, Publisher will display a sample of your settings at the bottom of the dialog box. To see what these changes would look like in your publication, press the Apply button. You can make further adjustments as needed, and when you're finished, press OK to accept them. If you want these options to be available without the hassle of a dialog box, you can Show Toolbar to display a toolbar with the options for both character and line spacing.
Move the toolbar out of the way by clicking on the gray rectangle at its right or on top XP. The options on the toolbar let you reposition the text box, using the x horizontal position and y vertical position coordinate settings, adjust its width and height, the angle of rotation, tracking, scaling, kerning, and line spacing, respectively.
Note: users will see a toolbar that is long rather than tall, but the options are in the same order. Line Spacing You can also adjust the spacing between lines like setting double spacing as well as the amount of space before and after paragraphs by choosing the Line Spacing command from the Format menu.
While the option to set spacing Between lines is available from the toolbar above, you can only set spacing before and after paragraphs in the line spacing dialog box. Pressing Show Toolbar in this dialog box has the same effect as in the Character Spacing dialog. Indents and Lists If you're working with a bulleted or numbered list, or if you want to set up indents at specific locations in your stories, you can use the Indents and Lists command from the Format menu.
To change the way Publisher is automatically indenting your bulleted or numbered text, choose the appropriate option. Publisher will display the list type's default settings, which you can then change. You can also set the indent options for normal not bulleted or numbered text by choosing the Normal option under Indent Settings.