Toggle menu
973-585-7671 (New Jersey)

Desktop Publishing Debuts

Posted by Judy on Jul 10th 2022

On July 10, 1985, Aldus Corporation introduced PageMaker 1.0 for the Apple Macintosh, beginning the era of desktop publishing. The software, developed by Paul Brainard, allowed desktop computers to create brochures, advertisements and other sophisticated materials for printing. PageMaker for the IBM PC followed in December 1986.

Aldus Corporation took its name from Aldus Manutius, a leading publisher and printer of the Venetian High Renaissance, whose innovations included the invention of italic type and the introduction of small books in inexpensive formats (octavos) that were read much like modern paperbacks.

In 1994, Adobe Corporation acquired Aldus Corporation renaming the desktop publishing software as Adobe PageMaker. PageMaker was ultimately replaced by Adobe InDesign.