Desktop publishing (DTP) refers to the use of a digital desktop for laying out and constructing documents. The term is sometimes used to refer to processes that allow printing out paper copies of documents in a localized hardware scenario. It may also refer simply to the creation and construction of digital documents on a desktop.
Desktop publishing is also known as computer-aided publishing.
Duties of Desktop Publishers
Desktop publishers typically do the following:
Review text, graphics, or other materials created by writers and designers
Edit graphics, such as photographs or illustrations
Import text and graphics into publishing software
Integrate images and text to create cohesive pages
Adjust text properties, such as size, column width, and spacing
Revise layouts and make corrections as necessary
Submit or upload final files for printing or online publishing