There's a big difference between a conventional word processor and a package designed for publishing or page layout. A proper publishing/DTP product makes it relatively easy to position items on the page precisely where you want them. Try moving an image or a headline around the page in Microsoft Word, however, to see just how difficult it can be in a word processor.
In the world of commercial DTP software, Adobe InDesign is the most well known. But if you want a similar feature set for a lower cost (actually no cost at all), take a good look at Scribus. It's a complete DTP package which is free and open source, and it's available for Windows. It officially requires Windows 7 or 8, although I tested it on 10 with no problems.
To get Scribus, head to http://www.scribus.net/ for the download, which runs to 72 MB. The program is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust. I tested the portable version, which is supplied as a zip file that uncompresses to a folder of files including one that runs the application. The advantage of this method is that, if you won't like the program, uninstalling is just a case of deleting that folder from your desktop. There will be no traces left behind in the registry.
Next time you want to design something that's best done with DTP rather than a word processor, such as an invitation or a flyer, look at Scribus.
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