Accession Number : ADA187698

Title :   Report on Desktop Publishing.

Corporate Author : ADVANCED SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT INC ARLINGTON VA*

PDF Url : ADA187698

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : This market survey of microcomputer-based desktop publishing systems, both hardware and software, is intended to provide a basis for making a decision on the advisability of conducting benchmark studies of selected systems, matched against functional requirements specifications. All of the narrative material is introductory in nature, providing only highlights on the nature of desktop publishing, and pointing to elemental observations about the characteristics of the various components. The heart of the study is contained in the appended charts, which identify how completely each component has implemented its function. Research of the current market place for desktop publishing systems was conducted in the following manner: (1) Information was requested of all known vendors of Desktop Publishing software and hardware; (2) Technical journals, books and magazines were researched for reviews and articles on desktop publishing systems.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *MICROCOMPUTERS, FUNCTIONS, MARKET RESEARCH, MARKETING, PERIODICALS, REQUIREMENTS, SPECIFICATIONS, ELECTRONIC SCANNERS, SCREENS(DISPLAYS), ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER GRAPHICS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE