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Desktop and virtual publishing are synonymous terms used to describe the technical assembly of digital files to create visual displays of ideas and information. These digital interaction systems consist of hardware and software that allows the user to control all phases of a publication. The term desktop publishing (DTP) includes the process of using type, illustrations, and colors to produce ready-made documents. Virtual publishing’s core business is the acquisition and redistribution of real-time data through electronic publications. Desktop and virtual publishing definitions are relevant to this edition because both are major topics of interest in the field of educational communications and technology. In addition, they connect learners, resources, and instructors to design procedures in publishing. Both take place in an interactive learning environment created through ...

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