What is DTP?


Desktop publishing is the process of using software to create content

DTP can be used as an acronym for Dynamic Trunking Protocol, Cisco’s networking protocol, Distributed Transaction Processing as well as Digital Teaching Platform. This article explores DTP in the context of desktop publishing.

Desktop publishing is designed for creating documents with page layout skills. Personal layouts can be created so that a process of self-publishing printed matter can be carried out.

Magazines, books and food menus are commonly produced materials through the use of DTP. These can be produced without having to undergo commercial printing, making DTP a cost-efficient alternative.

What else can DTP be used for?

Name of Technology:

Desktop Publishing (DTP)

Year Introduced:


Invented by :

James Davise

Open Source or Proprietary:

Open source

Main technology category:

Page layout



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