Scribus is a free open source replacement for Microsoft Publisher and similar desktop publishing programs across Linux, Apple Unix (Mac OS X), and Windows.
Some Scribus Postscript features need Ghostscript. If you install Ghostscript first, Scribus will automatically find Ghostscript.
Download Scribus from www.scribus.net. The Windows version works on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and 7. There is an extra installation step for Windows 2000. The stable version is 184.108.40.206 but there were some big improvements in 1.3.5. I used the latest development version 1.3.7, a 35 megabyte download. If you use Photoshop PSD files, you need the latest version.
Microsoft warns you that you are about to install software that does not generate profit for Microsoft. Select Run.
Select the language for the installation process. English is the default. Select OK.
The Scribus Welcome screen has no useful options. Select Next.
Select the I accept option then Next.
Select the shortcuts for all users option then Next.
Choose installation location
Accept the default installation location and select Next.
Choose start menu folder
Accept the default folder and select install to start the installation.
Accept the default option to start Scribus and select finish.
By default, Scribus starts with a display of the new document screen. Accept the default format and select OK to see the Scribus document edit screen.
You are now at the document edit screen with an empty single page document created by the default on the new document screen. Experiment. The options and tools are similar to Microsoft Publisher, OpenOffice Draw, and many other page layout programs.