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factfile1.3 Impact of Desktop Publishing

 

With the ready availability of desktop publishing for both large and small scale publications, readers expect high standards, as we have seen. Poorly designed print publications appear amateurish, with the effect that readers
lack confidence in their authority. Can you really trust the information you are given in an sloppy, badly printed brochure with no sense of design? If you want to be taken seriously, you have to compete with the professionals. User-friendly DTP software like Serif PagePlus makes this achievable for all.

The following activities will help you undertake any assignments by developing your understanding of some fundamental principles of successful publication design: the rules of good layout design apply as much to an eight-page magazine produced by a student for a local club as to a popular weekly magazine with a circulation of tens of thousands.

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