FreeOffice for Windows and Linux

FreeOffice

for Windows and Linux

What's new in FreeOffice 2016?


FreeOffice 2016 is based on SoftMaker Office 2016, the current generation of Office software from SoftMaker, thus benefiting from the many improvements that SoftMaker has made to the commercial version. For example, it renders graphics even faster than its predecessor, which was pretty nippy anyway, by using several CPU cores, is compatible with Windows XP to Windows 10 as well as all current Linux distributions and supports both touchscreens and 4K (UHD) monitors.

Check out some of the additional improvements of FreeOffice 2016:

  • Even better compatibility with Microsoft Office: FreeOffice was already viewed as the reference for seamless processing of Microsoft Office documents. The new version, FreeOffice 2016, uses revised file filters, whose quality was improved even further. The result: FreeOffice 2016 opens Word document in DOC and DOCX formats, XLS and XLSX format Excel worksheets and PowerPoint presentations in PPT and PPTX formats loss-free. No other free Office suite achieves this unproblematic interoperability.
  • New EPUB export and improved PDF export: Directly from inside each of the FreeOffice applications, you can create high-quality PDF files, which now also include PDF tags, comments, tracked changes and bookmarks. A brand new addition to FreeOffice TextMaker is export to EPUB format which lets you create e-books from your documents at the flick of a key.
  • Pivot tables and conditional formatting just as in Excel 2016: The latest FreeOffice PlanMaker provides pivot tables for sophisticated data analysis at eye-level with Microsoft Excel. Conditional formatting now works as in Excel 2016 – including color bars, marking of the highest and lowest values as well as icons for value trends.
  • Huge worksheets with up to one million rows are now offered by FreeOffice PlanMaker as are additional mathematical functions and new chart types.
  • Improved tables in FreeOffice Presentations: The old version of Presentations collated tables from AutoShapes. This changes with FreeOffice 2016 – Presentations now supports genuine tables, like those that can be found in TextMaker or modern versions of PowerPoint.
  • With animations and slide transitions based on DirectX, new FreeOffice Presentations gives you a large variety of spectacular effects that make slide shows genuine "eye-catchers".

Download FreeOffice 2016 today to explore its many new features!

FreeOffice TextMaker


FreeOffice TextMaker for Windows and Linux

Files and printing

  • Documents can be exchanged between any version of TextMaker on any operating system with no loss of fidelity.
  • Open and save DOC files of Microsoft Word 6.0 to 2016 faithfully, including password-protected files
  • Open DOCX files from Microsoft Word 2007 to 2016 faithfully, including password-protected files
  • Open and save OpenDocument files (compatible with OpenOffice and LibreOffice)
  • Open and save documents in RTF, HTML, Pocket Word, ASCII and Unicode
  • Open WordPerfect documents (.wpd)
  • Document preview straight from the file dialog
  • Assistant for importing and exporting text files in many character sets
  • Create PDF files and PDF forms directly in FreeOffice TextMaker
  • Tagged PDFs and bookmarks in PDF files
  • Export to the e-book format EPUB
  • Print 2, 4, 8 or 16 pages on one sheet of paper
  • Send documents in a freely selectable format (e.g. DOC or PDF) by e-mail

Editing and formatting

  • Insert fields, such as date/time, page number, author, consecutive numbers etc.
  • SmartText: for example, type "asap" and "as soon as possible" appears immediately
  • Calculation in both the text and tables
  • Borders, shading, fill patterns, drop caps, paragraph control
  • Hidden and protected text
  • Paragraph and character styles
  • Automatic numbering of lines, paragraphs, lists and headings
  • True master pages, not just simple headers and footers

Functions for complex documents

  • Outline view for structuring documents
  • Track changes tracks all changes made to documents and enables you to accept/reject them later.
  • Comments are shown as balloons in the right-hand margin of your pages
  • Tables of contents and indices

Language tools

  • Spell-check in 58 languages with Hunspell dictionaries
  • Automatic hyphenation in 33 languages
  • Automatic spell-check: incorrectly written words are underlined in red

Tables

  • Complex, as well as nested and multi-page tables
  • Cells can be merged, split and rotated
  • Repeating header lines (headers are automatically repeated at the beginning of every new page)

Graphics and drawings

  • Comprehensive drawing and image functions integrated
  • Draw and design directly in your document with AutoShapes that are fully compatible with Microsoft Word
  • Insert images in a range of file formats
  • Powerful graphics functions such as mirror effects, soft shadows and transparencies
  • Change brightness, contrast and gamma of images directly in FreeOffice TextMaker
  • Fill drawings with colors, patterns, images and gradients
  • Contour wrap
  • Connector lines between objects
  • Large symbols library for flowcharts and org charts
  • TextArt feature for type effects

Extras

  • Fully Unicode-enabled
  • Extended support for Asian fonts and Arabic
  • FreeOffice TextMaker for Windows is an OLE server and can insert its documents in any other program.
  • You can zoom and scroll with your fingers on touchscreens (only FreeOffice for Windows).
  • Support for 4K (UHD) monitors
  • Full database module integrated for dBASE files
  • Insert individual addresses in letter heads
  • Application can be installed to a USB flash drive so that it can be used on any PC without installation.

FreeOffice PlanMaker


FreeOffice PlanMaker for Windows and Linux

Files and printing

  • Worksheets can be exchanged between any version of PlanMaker on any operating system with no loss of fidelity.
  • Open and save XLS files of Microsoft Excel 5.0 to 2016 faithfully, including password-protected files
  • Open XLSX files of Microsoft Excel 2007 to 2016 faithfully, including password-protected files
  • Document preview straight from the file dialog
  • Import and export assistant for text files and dBASE databases
  • Create PDF files directly in FreeOffice PlanMaker
  • Tagged PDFs and bookmarks in PDF files
  • Scale the printout so that it fits on a specified number of pages (five different scaling methods)
  • Print 2, 4, 8 or 16 pages on one sheet of paper
  • Send worksheets in a freely selectable format (e.g. XLS or PDF) by e-mail

Comprehensive calculation capabilities

  • More than 350 calculation functions
  • Worksheets with 1 million rows and 16,384 columns
  • Calculation with complex numbers and array functions
  • Numbers can be formatted as currency units, with fixed decimal places and thousands separators, as percentages or fractions, as dates and times etc.
  • Perpetual time format (20:00 + 5:00 is not 1:00 but 25:00) which also allows negative times
  • AutoSum, AutoProduct etc.
  • AutoFill: intelligent filling of cell areas with values and rows of values
  • External references (calculations that access data in other files)

Editing worksheets

  • Freeze rows and columns
  • Cell comments
  • Syntax highlighting
  • AutoComplete for cells
  • Select and format multiple worksheets simultaneously
  • Sheet, workbook and document protection with encryption

Analyzing data

  • With pivot tables you can display data in a targeted way according to your individual specifications, summarize them, sort them into categories, compare and evaluate them.
  • Goal seeker
  • Create database ranges within worksheets
  • Data grouping (outline view)
  • Sort by up to 64 columns
  • Transpose cell ranges
  • AutoFilter and special filters
  • Database functions for totals, averages, variance etc.

Creating attractive worksheets

  • Cell and character styles
  • Conditional formatting with numerous new features
  • AutoFormat: attractive formatting at the touch of a button
  • Borders, shading and filling patterns
  • Rotate and merge cells
  • Center across columns
  • Headers and footers (split into left, center and right sections)
  • Colored tabs for worksheets

Graphics and drawings

  • Comprehensive drawing and image functions integrated
  • Draw and design directly in your document with AutoShapes that are fully compatible with Microsoft Excel
  • Insert images in a range of file formats
  • Mirror effects, soft shadows and transparencies
  • Change brightness, contrast and gamma of images directly in PlanMaker
  • Connector lines between objects
  • Large symbols library for flowcharts and org charts
  • TextArt feature for type effects

Presenting and visualizing data

  • Powerful Excel-compatible chart module for impressive charts
  • Insert more than 80 different types of charts, e.g. bar charts, histograms and pie charts
  • Each chart element can be individually formatted with any fill pattern or color gradient desired.
  • Impressive effects for charts: soft shadows, beveled edges, transparency, light sources etc.
  • Charts can be rotated in 3D space.

Extras

  • Fully Unicode-enabled, including Arabic
  • FreeOffice PlanMaker for Windows is an OLE server and can insert its worksheets and charts in any other program.
  • You can zoom and scroll with your fingers on touchscreens (only FreeOffice for Windows).
  • Support for 4K (UHD) monitors
  • Spell-check in 58 languages with Hunspell dictionaries
  • Automatic hyphenation in 33 languages
  • Application can be installed to a USB flash drive so that it can be used on any PC without installation.

FreeOffice Presentations


FreeOffice Presentations for Windows and Linux

Files and printing

  • Presentations can be exchanged between any version of SoftMaker Presentations on any operating system with no loss of fidelity.
  • Open and save PPT files from Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2016 faithfully, including password-protected files
  • Open PPTX files from Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 to 2016 faithfully, including password-protected files
  • Document preview straight from the file dialog
  • Create PDF files directly in Presentations with your choice of slides, outlines, handouts and notes
  • Tagged PDFs and bookmarks in PDF files
  • Export entire presentations as collections of images
  • Send presentations in a freely selectable format (e.g. PPT or PDF) by e-mail

Design

  • Several attractive design templates give you impressive results fast
  • Each template comes with an array of matching color schemes
  • Design your own color schemes and switch between them at the press of a button
  • Slide layouts for flexible slide design
  • Universal placeholders that can be filled with text, graphics, tables, videos or sounds as required
  • Sophisticated slide master concept (enables global changes to all slides simultaneously)
  • Numerous graphical bullets included

Graphics and drawings

  • Comprehensive drawing and image functions integrated
  • Draw and design directly in your document with AutoShapes that are fully compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Insert images in a range of file formats
  • Mirror effects, soft shadows and transparencies
  • Change brightness, contrast and gamma of images directly in FreeOffice Presentations
  • Connector lines between objects
  • Large symbols library for flowcharts and org charts
  • TextArt feature for type effects

Multimedia

  • Easily insert movie and sound files
  • Automatic or action-triggered playing (click or mouse-over) of multimedia files
  • Play sounds across slides

Animations and slide transitions

  • Hundreds of different object and text animations available
  • Ready-made animation schemes for animating entire presentations at once
  • Numerous impressive animations and file transitions based on DirectX (only in Windows)

Flexible presentation

  • Both user-controlled and automatic presentations without a speaker (kiosk mode)
  • Interactively present slide shows with a virtual pen and highlighter
  • Notes as a memory aid for the speaker
  • Handouts for the audience

Managing and outlining

  • Outline view
  • Integrated slide sorter for managing and re-sorting the slides

Extras

  • Fully Unicode-enabled, including Arabic
  • FreeOffice Presentations for Windows is an OLE server and can insert its slides in any other program.
  • You can zoom and scroll with your fingers on touchscreens (only FreeOffice for Windows).
  • Support for 4K (UHD) monitors
  • Spell-check in 58 languages with Hunspell dictionaries
  • Automatic hyphenation in 33 languages
  • Application can be installed to a USB flash drive so that it can be used on any PC without installation.

Languages


Documents

With FreeOffice 2016 you can work on documents in all languages (even Arabic).

User interface (menus and dialogs)

English (United States), English (United Kingdom), German, French, Italian, Spanish, NEW: Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch, NEW: Danish, NEW: Swedish, NEW: Finnish, NEW: Estonian, NEW: Latvian, NEW: Lithuanian, Hungarian, NEW: Slovenian, NEW: Romanian, Greek, Russian, Bulgarian, NEW: Ukrainian, Turkish, NEW: Kazakh, Chinese, Japanese, NEW: Korean

Spellcheck

FreeOffice comes with German and English dictionaries. You can extend the spell checker by downloading more dictionaries. Choose from 58 languages.

Automatic hyphenation

English (United States), English (United Kingdom), German (pre- and post-reform) Swiss German (pre- and post-reform), French (France), French (Canada), Italian, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Turkish, Greek, Czech, Polish, Slovak, Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian

System requirements


FreeOffice for Windows can be used on the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2008, 2003

FreeOffice for Linux is compatible with x86 Linux in 32 bits or 64 bits. We test FreeOffice with the current versions of the following distributions and recommend choosing one of them:

  • Debian
  • Ubuntu
  • Linux Mint
  • openSUSE
  • Fedora
  • CentOS
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Mageia

FreeOffice Comparison


SoftMaker FreeOffice is a free version of SoftMaker Office. The key differences are listed below.

SoftMaker Office Standard 2016 for Windows and Linux

SoftMaker Office Standard 2016 is packed with numerous extra features. Here are just a few:

  • Spell checking using high-quality commercial dictionaries in 20 languages
  • Synonym dictionaries (thesaurus function) in eight languages
  • FreeOffice reads the modern Microsoft formats DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX seamlessly. SoftMaker Office can also save in these formats.
  • Documents are displayed in tabs, just like in a web browser
  • The extended sidebar gives you a bird's eye view over your document and its stylesheets
  • An enhanced version of Thunderbird for your e-mail messages, tasks, calendars and contacts
  • Free technical support by SoftMaker
  • Additional features such as envelope and label printing, macros, mailmerge, cross references, and figure captions

SoftMaker Office Professional 2016 for Windows and Linux

SoftMaker Office Professional expands upon the features of the standard edition by adding Berlitz dictionaries for translations from/to English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish.

 

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