First released in 2001, Scribus has an active group of developers around it that keeps it continually updated with new features and guarantees its stability. Available for Mac, Windows and Linux, it covers most of the desktop publishing features one would find in paid software, including OpenType support, CMYK colors, spot colors, ICC color management and flexible PDF development, as well as some interesting touches, such as vector drawing tools, color blindness emulation and markup language rendering like LaTeX or Lilypond, for example.
Within Scribus there are plenty of good forums and documents that will help one to get up and run quickly, and it also comes with a free set of templates designed for items like business cards, brochures and newsletters.
The software contains several unusual extras which help speed page layout. The drawing tools, with predefined forms, a standard polygon tool, and bezier curves, are exceptionally flexible for a DTP. There is extensive node editing, and for visual effects, text can be added to a direction. Within a formed frame one can also flow text and connect frames to flow text across multi-page documents.
to get more information.