• FreeOffice TextMaker: Features

    Easy data exchange

    • Direct document exchange with TextMaker 2012, 2010, 2008, and 2006 on all operating systems
    • Open and save DOC files of Microsoft Word 6.0 to 2013 faithfully, including password-protected files
    • Open DOCX files from Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013 faithfully, including password-protected files
    • Open and save OpenDocument and OpenOffice.org documents
    • Open and save RTF, HTML, Pocket Word, and plain-text files
    • Wizard for importing and exporting plain-text files
    • Create PDF files (even PDF forms) directly from TextMaker
    • Windows only: Print 2, 4, 8, or 16 pages on one sheet of paper

    Editing and formatting text

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

    Complex documents

    • The built-in outliner lets you easily promote, demote, and rearrange passages of text
    • "Track changes" tracks all changes made to a document and lets you accept/reject them later
    • Comments – annotations that appear as balloons on the right-hand side of your pages
    • Footnotes, endnotes, tables of contents, indices, bibliographies
    • Easy creation of forms with input fields, checkboxes, dropdown lists, calculations, etc.

    Graphics and drawing

    • Comprehensive drawing and image functions: draw and design directly in your documents, fully compatible with Microsoft Word's AutoShapes
    • Crop images directly in the application
    • Change brightness, contrast, and gamma of images directly in TextMaker
    • Drawings can be filled with solid colors, patterns, images, and gradients
    • Contour wrap
    • Connector lines between objects
    • Large symbols library for flowcharts and org charts
    • TextArt feature for amazing type effects

    Tables

    • True nested and multi-page tables
    • Cells can be merged, split, and rotated
    • Repeating headers
    • Sort text and tables

    Language tools

    • Spell-check in 58 languages with Hunspell dictionaries
    • Automatic hyphenation in 33 languages
    • On-the-fly spell-check: typos are highlighted with a red underline

    Extras

    • Windows only: TextMaker operates as an OLE server and lets you insert its documents in any other program
    • Fully Unicode-enabled
    • Extended support for East Asian languages and Arabic
    • Comprehensive database module for dBASE files built in
    • Insert single addresses in letters
  • FreeOffice PlanMaker: Features

    Easy data exchange

    • Direct document exchange with PlanMaker 2012, 2010, and 2008 on all operating systems
    • Open and save XLS files of Microsoft Excel 5.0 to 2013 faithfully, including password-protected files
    • Open XLSX files of Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013 faithfully, including password-protected files
    • Import and export wizard for text files and dBASE databases
    • Create PDF files directly from PlanMaker
    • Scale the printout so that it fits on "n" pages
    • Windows only: Print 2, 4, 8, or 16 pages on one sheet of paper

    Comprehensive calculation capabilities

    • More than 330 calculation functions
    • Supports complex numbers and array functions
    • Numbers can be formatted as currency values, 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. automatically evaluate the desired cell ranges
    • AutoFill with smart series recognition
    • External references (calculations that access data in other files)
    • Password protection and encryption for sheets, workbooks, and documents

    Working with sheets

    • Freeze rows and columns
    • Syntax highlighting
    • Comments
    • Input validation
    • AutoCompletion for cells
    • Select and format multiple sheets simultaneously

    Analyzing data

    • Goal seeker
    • Create database ranges within worksheets
    • Data grouping (outliner)
    • Sort and transpose
    • AutoFilter and special filter
    • Database functions for sum, average, variance etc.

    Creating attractive worksheets

    • Cell and character styles
    • Transfer formatting with the format brush
    • Conditional formatting
    • AutoFormat: formatting with a single mouse click
    • Borders, shading, fill patterns
    • Rotate and merge cells
    • Center across columns
    • Create forms with input fields, checkboxes, dropdown lists etc.
    • Headers and footers (separately for left/middle/right)

    Graphics and drawing

    • Comprehensive drawing and image functions: draw and design directly in your documents, fully compatible with Microsoft Excel's AutoShapes
    • Crop pictures directly in PlanMaker
    • Change brightness, contrast, and gamma of images directly in PlanMaker
    • "Sticky" connector lines between objects
    • Large symbols library for flowcharts and org charts
    • TextArt feature for amazing type effects

    Present and visualize

    • Create persuasive charts with powerful integrated Excel-compatible charting
    • 70 different chart types
    • Each chart element can be individually formatted with any kind of fill pattern, color, or gradient
    • Free rotation of 3D charts

    Extras

    • Fully Unicode-enabled, including Arabic
    • Windows only: PlanMaker operates as an OLE server and lets you insert its sheets and charts in any other program
    • Spell-checking in 58 languages with Hunspell dictionaries
    • Automatic hyphenation in 33 languages
  • FreeOffice Presentations: Features

    Easy data exchange

    • Direct document exchange with SoftMaker Presentations 2012, 2010, and 2008 on all operating systems
    • Open and save PPT files from Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2013 faithfully, including password-protected files
    • Open PPTX files from Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, 2010, and 2013 faithfully, including password-protected files
    • Print and create PDF files from your slides, outlines, handouts, and notes
    • Export entire presentations as collections of images

    Design

    • Several attractive design templates give you impressive results fast
    • Each design comes with an array of matching color schemes
    • Create your own color schemes and switch between them instantaneously
    • Pre-defined slide layouts let you rearrange slide contents at the click of a mouse
    • Universal placeholders that can be filled with text, graphics, tables, video, or sound
    • Sophisticated master page concept (allows global changes on all slides simultaneously)
    • Many graphical bullets included

    Animations and slide transitions

    • Hundreds of object and text animations available
    • Ready-made animation schemes that animate entire presentations at once

    Drawing and graphics

    • Comprehensive drawing and image functions: draw and design directly in your slides, fully compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint's AutoShapes
    • Insert images in all common formats
    • Crop pictures directly in SoftMaker Presentations
    • Change brightness, contrast, and gamma of images directly in SoftMaker Presentations
    • "Sticky" connector lines between objects
    • Large symbols library for flowcharts and org charts
    • TextArt feature for amazing type effects
    • Flexible tables with numerous formatting options

    Multimedia

    • Windows only: insert movie and sound files
    • Play multimedia files either automatically or through actions (click or mouse-over)
    • Play sounds across slides

    Managing and outlining

    • Outliner
    • Built-in slide sorter lets you manage and arrange slides

    Flexible presentations

    • Flexible customization of slide shows
    • Interactive presentation of slide shows with virtual pen and highlighter
    • Automated presentations without a speaker (kiosk mode)
    • Run slide shows on a second monitor
    • Use notes as an aid to the speaker
    • Handouts for the audience

    Extras

    • Fully Unicode-enabled, including Arabic
    • Windows only: SoftMaker Presentations operates as an OLE server and lets you insert its slides in any other program
    • Spell-checking in 58 languages with Hunspell dictionaries
    • Automatic hyphenation in 33 languages
  • Supported languages

    FreeOffice lets you edit documents in any language of the world, even Arabic.

    User interface (menus and dialog boxes)

    English (United States), English (United Kingdom), French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Japanese

    Spell-checking

    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), French (France), French (Canada), German (pre- and post-reform), Swiss German (pre- and post-reform), 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

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

    SoftMaker Office Standard 2012 for Windows

    SoftMaker Office Standard 2012 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
    • Seamless import and export of the latest Microsoft formats DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX
    • 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
    • Free technical support by SoftMaker
    • Additional features such as a style manager, envelope and label printing, macros, mailmerge, cross references, and figure captions

    SoftMaker Office Professional 2012 for Windows

    SoftMaker Office Professional expands upon the features of the standard edition by adding:

    • SoftMaker eM Client Professional, a full-functioned replacement for Microsoft Outlook for competent management of e-mail messages, contacts, tasks, and appointments
    • Four Berlitz dictionaries for translations from/to English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish

    SoftMaker Office 2012 for Linux

    SoftMaker Office 2012 for Linux comes with these improvements over FreeOffice for Linux:

    • Spell checking using high-quality commercial dictionaries in 20 languages
    • Synonym dictionaries (thesaurus function) in eight languages
    • FreeOffice reads the latest 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
    • Free technical support by SoftMaker
    • Additional features such as a style manager, printing of envelopes and labels, macros, mailmerge, cross references, and figure captions

     

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