This text introduces the student to the newest and the most commonly used desktop publishing features through skill-building exercises. It provides clear, concise introduction of generic desktop publishing concepts and vocabulary, which are presented using a sequential building-block approach. Hands-on, step-by-step exercises for each desktop publishing concept is covered. Designs for the text were created by professional graphic design consultants on the desktop expressly for this text. Estimated completion time is 35-120 hours depending on the number and type of activities assigned.