A new computer application has been making a splash recently: Desktop Publishing. This means the complete creation of all kinds of printed matter (letters, advertising, brochures, invitations, etc.) on the computer, including the layout, variation of the fonts used, and the integration of graphics. Although some conventional word-processing programs already offered such possibilities, there were many restrictions, and the final result was usually only seen when it was printed out. In desktop publishing, on the other hand, you do the complete design on the screen and see the result there just as it will be printed out later. WYSIWYG means in computers: “What you see is what you get”.
Translation from German by Robert Bernardo