I played with Scribus a little but it did not appear to have the functionality that adobe pagemaker has. It reminded me more of microsoft publisher.
mmmm... i think that's a bit
harsh. i've fed my kids and kept a roof over my head for the last fifteen years on the back of pagemaker and quarkxpress [the latter is far better imho].
publisher is one of the most detestable pieces of software ever created. at work, if an advertiser provides "camera ready on disc" as a publisher file, they get charged for layout, coz i have to redo it.
scribus is way
better than publisher -- it uses an established metaphor for layout. in many ways it is
a quark clone -- but quark is a very powerful and widely-used piece of software. it can good do good typography, you can do neat stuff with text and graphic boxes, it separates colours properly
i only had access to a linux box, i could earn a living with it. it's nearly
ready for prime-time in my book.
i would be interested to know what you feel scribus can't do that pagemaker can.
I may just need to go back and give it a closer look. As the adage says, "if all else fails, read the directions." I'm not real up on the graphics thing, just trying to help out the church ladies with some flyers for a banquet. Thanks for the input and I'll go back and work with Scibus some more and see where it goes...
i'd persevere :-)
...and if we can help, just ask.