"Although OpenOffice.org Writer offers many tools that allow you
to create sophisticated layouts, you might want to use a dedicated
desktop publishing application to lay out a brochure or a book. The
latest version of the open source DTP application Scribus, 1.3.2,
can import Writer's .odt documents, which makes Writer and Scribus
a perfect combo for DTP work. Here's a brief overview of Scribus'
essential tools and features from Writer users' point of view.
"Although Scribus usually does a good job of importing Writer
files, you should keep in mind that Scribus does not import
embedded images, and it's not very good at importing tables and
footnotes. This means that you must prepare your Writer document
before you import them..."