Desktop Publishing (DTP) is creation of words and graphics combined into finished pages. Product name from Adobe company previously Aldus product, PageMaker is the ultimate software tool and first desktop publishing program for producing professional quality business documents or publications useful for all purposes.
Advantages of PageMaker
- WYSIWYG: What You See Is What You Get. You can see what you are creating as you go.
- You can view your publications in different magnifications.
- Graphics Included: You can place external graphics from other packages like Photoshop or internal graphics from inside PageMaker (Ex: rules, boxes, circles, polygons, etc.)
The main disadvantages of PageMaker are it is not intuitive (perceptive) and it takes so many skills to produce a document.