Linux Journal: Desktop Publishing with OpenOffice.org
May 19, 2004, 11:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Desktop publishing is easy, and it also can be fun. With
OpenOffice.org you have a rich selection of tools to create
high-quality documents for personal or business use.
"Desktop publishing (DP for short) differs from word processing.
In word processing, you type pages of characters and numbers to
create documents for others to read. They might include graphics,
such as tables and charts, to illustrate points made in the text,
but the goal is to create a written document to convey information.
In DP, you use graphics, along with text, to create a document with
more visual appeal. Look at any printed advertising--the graphics
in the document often are more important than the written