desktop publishing


Definition of desktop publishing

: the production of printed matter by means of a desktop computer having a layout program that integrates text and graphics

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The most obvious is desktop publishing, which came right out of the Macintosh, right? Recode Staff, Recode, "How ‘hackers, founders, and freaks’ built Silicon Valley," 3 Aug. 2018 Among them are construction, auto mechanics, culinary arts, nursing, welding, robotics, dental assisting and desktop publishing. Julie Gallant,, "Students raising money for national SkillsUSA contest," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of desktop publishing

1984, in the meaning defined above

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