Scribus, an open source desktop publishing system, has been gaining popularity and extending its feature set over the past few years.
The program has now reached sufficient stability and capability for the National Library of Finland to recommend its use in brochure production.
The interface has the look and feel of a professional desktop publishing package. While lacking the exact feature set of Pagemaker or QuarkXpress it is capable, when properly used, of producing good results rapidly.
One of Scribus’ core aims is to produce high quality PDF files for commercial print production. The extensive list of success stories on the Scrbus Public Wiki shows that its achieving that aim.