Word processors have gotten so good at creating rich documents that many web workers never reach for a desktop publishing package. For creating really great looking documents, though, desktop publishing can give you many types of flexibililty and precision that word processors donâ€™t offer. For a free, very robust desktop publishing application, consider Scribus.
Scribus is an open source desktop publishing application, and itâ€™s available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. I donâ€™t reach for it whenever I need to produce a basic looking document, but for logos, booklets, brochures, or just very eye-popping pages I do.
In Scribus, youâ€™ll find most of the professional features you find in products such as InDesign.