By Mary Bellis
Desktop publishing or (DTP) has one main function page layout, the creation of attractive pages of text and graphics, for print magazines, posters, newsletters etc. all created on a computer.
In 1984, the "Apple Macintosh" was introduced, a personal computer which used a GUI or graphical user interface, so anyone could use a computer by pointing and clicking a computer mouse on pictures (icons) or menus. The next year in 1985, "Microsoft Windows" was introduced, a graphical user interface created for IBM computers.
The first desktop publishing program was created by Paul Brainard and a company called Aldus, the program called "Aldus Pagemaker 1.0" was released in July, 1985 for the "Macintosh" and in December, 1986, for the "IBM".
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