Document Type



Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia


Stoney, S., & Herrington, J. (1997). The page in print: designing better documents with desktop publishing: second edition. Perth, Australia: Edith Cowan University.


The ready availability and sheer power of desktop publishing has forced many users and producers of documents to look beyond the mere presentation of words on a page. Even the most rudimentary of word processors gives the user the power to produce professional documents that command the reader's attention.

This book was originally published in 1994 in response to the growing demand for guidance in producing documents in the face of an abundance of choice. This new edition has included extra material on electronic publishing, including a chapter on designing electronic documents for applications such as the World Wide Web. The book has been produced to offer an easy and painless introduction to desktop publishing and its principles, regardless of the medium. The Page in Print: Designing Better Documents with Desktop Publishing is supported by the smaller reference book A Thumbnail Guide to Desktop Publishing which provides a ready reference guide to terminology and concepts central to document production.

Although designed to work together, both books can be used independently as a standalone resource. The package has been produced for anyone who regularly works with words and images on a page or screen: business people, students, lecturers, teachers, and writers.