This KS3 ICT quiz is all about processing text and images. Desktop publishing (also known as DTP) processes text and images. It combines a personal computer and WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) page layout software to create documents for printing. You could produce leaflets of different sizes, greetings cards, business cards, posters, magazines and even books if you wanted to. It is much better at these tasks than word processing software because you can control the layout very precisely. If you have ever tried to use word processing software for this purpose, you will have found that keeping everything exactly where you want it can be quite tricky.
When using DTP software correctly, the different elements are often created with other programs, saved as separate files and imported. Text is produced with a word processor and images in graphics software. It is possible to use the DTP program to enter text and manipulate images but that is less efficient. The layout is made using frames which can be positioned exactly aligned to a grid. They can be locked in place. The different elements are loaded into the frames and the text formatted as required.
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