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Desktop publishers have many similar features to word processors, but they allow greater control over layout of text. They also allow you to import graphs, tables, diagrams, etc. from other programs. In doing so, you must make sure that the imported items are aligned correctly, and end up where you want them. This seems a simple matter, but if you return to an earlier point in the document, you may inadvertently change the positions of paragraphs further on - and diagrams can move into the wrong place!
Many are good enough to allow the creation of simple diagrams. This is fine, as long as you are able to use the features. Otherwise, it is perfectly acceptable to draw diagrams in by hand afterwards.
If you include a half-complete diagram, because it needs labelling, make sure you remember!
Last updated Wednesday 21st February 2001