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What is the full form of DTP


(i) DTP: Desk-Top Publishing

DTP stands for Desktop Publishing. It is a publishing software used to create high quality printed material for individuals, businesses and organizations. The DTP software provides a good control over design and layout of a page as compared to the word processor.

Types

DTP can be two types:

  • Creates electronic pages
  • Creates virtual pages

The virtual pages are printed on physical papers such as magazines, books, news paper etc.

Usage

Desktop publishing (DTP) is used to publish magazines, books, newspapers, comics etc.

Advantages

  • You can enhance the appearance of page layouts by balancing the contrast, color and space.
  • You customize your document according to your business and target audience.
  • You can outsource DTP services if you don?t want to buy DTP equipment.

Popular desktop publishing softwares

  • Adobe FrameMaker
  • Adobe PageMaker
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Microsoft Office Publisher
  • Corel Ventura
  • OpenOffice.org
  • QuarkXPress
  • PagePlus
  • Express Publisher
  • Ventura Publisher
  • Scribus etc.
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(ii) DTP: Distributed Transaction Processing

Distributed Transaction Processing is a technique used to distribute the functions of a transaction over several transaction programs within a network. In this database transaction protocol, two or more network hosts are involved.

Advantages

  • Two transactions can exclusively control a session and converse with each other.
  • You can remotely process remote resources and transfer data between systems.
  • You can design efficient and flexible application by using DTP.
  • It can be used with EXEC CICS or CPI Communications.
  • It can be used with various partners including CICS and non-CICS platforms, if they support APPC.

Distributed Transaction must have all four ACID properties. These properties are:

  • Atomicity
  • Consistency
  • Isolation
  • Durability
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