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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Brave New World: Desktop Publishing

With the appearance of the first Apple® desktop units, computers were no longer quite so foreign and mysterious to the rest of us. In 1985, the advent of page-layout programs such as Ready, Set, Go!® and Aldus PageMaker® made the computer a replacement for X-Acto knives and hot wax applicators.

Adobe’s PostScript® page-description language brought laser printers to life and turned them into viable output devices for camera-ready art. Soon, what had been the sole province of specialized craftsmen became a public playing field. The good news? Anyone with a computer, a page-layout program, and an Apple LaserWriter® could now do much of the work involved in publishing. Tasks that had traditionally been performed ...

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