I have been using MS Publisher on my Dell & HP notebooks for creating the brochures, sales campaign promo materials, news letters, and etc. I am interested in getting the "suite" of programs which include good page layout programs, publishing software, animation tools for presentatation (in conjuction with PowerPoint or Keynote), graphics manipulation tools, among others. I looked up Macromedia Studio MX and Adobe CS Pro/Standard. It seems Adobe CS has more complete set of tools. But it does not have the flash program (as it is made by Macromedia) in CS. This may change as Adobe bought Macromedia recently. Studio MX 2004 has Freehand in the bundle. Can Freehand handle page layout, magazine/brochure/newsletter publishing? Its website says it has page layout features; but, I am not sure if it can be used for creating magazines, publications, and multi-page newsletters. I heard Freehand competes against Adobe Illustrator. But, I am not sure Freehand can also be used for publishing jobs (like Adobe's InDesign). This is an elementary question, I think. But, I thought I can get the info from this forum quicker than I googling around.