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Desk Top Publishing by Mind Map: Desk Top Publishing
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Desk Top Publishing

Introduction

What is DTP?

How is DTP used in the 'real world'?

Job Roles, Reporter, Editor, Sub-editor, Photographer

Advantages of using DTP

Disadvantages of using DTP

Differences between DTP and WP

Similarities between DTP and WP

Basics

Using templates

Most popular templates

How to choose a template

Creating your own template, What is 'house style'?

Using 'change template' to quickly change a template

Using colour schemes, Built in vs Customise

Using font schemes, Built in vs Customise, Formatting fonts

Using the master page

Pages

Adding, Including catalogue pages

Deleting

Moving

Renaming

Changing page view

Planning publications

Evaluating 'real world' examples

Creating a draft

Posters vs Full Page

Inserting

Text Boxes

Overflow

Linking text boxes

Find & Replace

Text from other files

Spell checker

Theasaurus

Using lists, Customise, Bullets, Numbered

Line spacing

Shapes

Formatting

Inserting an image inside a shape

Inserting text inside a shape

Images

Clipart

Internet

Photos

Non ICT

Using placeholders

Formatting, Using crop, Compressing images to reduce file size, Wrapping text around an image, Resizing, Rotating, Flipping, Mirroring

Tables

Styles

Alignment

Formatting

Calendars

Advertisements

WordArt

When to use vs 'normal' text

Hyperlinks

Automatic table of contents

Page Formatting

Border Art

Adding date & Time

Headers & Footers

Including bookmarks for Navigation (including page numbers)

Page orientation

Page size

Change margin size

Page backgrounds

Using columns

Layering text and images

Watermarks

Links to other software

Embedding graphs from Excel

Using the research tool

Printing

Double sided

Folding publications correctly

Pagination

Audience

Importance of consistency of design

Importance of front cover impact

Alternatives to Publisher

Lesson / project ideas