Overview

Introduction

The Working with Business Software - Desktop Publishing and PDF Creator Practice Lab module provides you with the instruction and server hardware to develop your hands-on skills in the defined topics. This module includes the following exercises:

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1. Working with Desktop Publishing Software
  • Exercise 2. Create PDF Files with Foxit

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Download and install Scribus
  • Create a sample publication file
  • Download and install Foxit PDF viewer
  • Create a PDF with Foxit Reader

Exam Objectives

The following exam objective is covered in this lab:

  • 3.3 Explain the purpose and proper use of software.

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Working with Desktop Publishing Software

Desktop publishing (DTP), involves creating documents formatted as per the printing and publishing standard for page-layout, text, and images. Desktop publishing software helps to automate the generation of these documents and is used by publishing houses to create a professional layout for books, brochures, posters, and other printed/published materials. In this exercise, you will use Scribus - a desktop publishing software.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Download and install Scribus
  • Create a sample publication file

Exercise 2 - Create PDF Files with Foxit

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format that enables you to present, print, and annotate documents independent of the operating system, hardware, or software versions. Converting documents to PDF ensures their security and reliability during an electronic exchange. Various types of data-processing file formats including text, spreadsheets, presentations, web pages, and multi-media formats, can be converted to PDF.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Download and install Foxit PDF viewer
  • Create a PDF with Foxit Reader

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