A Brief History of . . .
The page layout (or page assembly) application:
In 1985, the first desktop publishing application was introduced. For the first time, text and graphics could be assembled into a single document on a PC.
The desktop publishing application included the capability, among other things, to manipulate graphic images within the application, and new font technology that allowed fonts to be scaled in size. A new computer language, PostScript (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PostScript), was developed to reliably convert the electronic file into a printable page.
Copyright 2007 by Michael L. Morris