FreeOffice 2018

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How to keep FreeOffice up-to-date

We enhance FreeOffice 2018 continually by fixing bugs and adding new features. Please review the following instructions to ensure that your installation stays current.

FreeOffice for Windows

By default, FreeOffice 2018 for Windows keeps itself up-to-date by automatically downloading service packs from our servers.

If you have not installed the automatic update tool or simply want to know if your version of FreeOffice is current, you can also check for updates manually.

Start one of its applications, click on the "?" icon in the ribbon and choose the command Check for updates. If you are running FreeOffice in classic mode with menus, choose the command Help > Check for updates.

FreeOffice for Linux

You can find instructions how to download, install and keep up-to-date FreeOffice 2018 for Linux here.

2018-06-28: Revision 934

New features in all programs

  • You can now use the format painter to transfer formatting.
  • The File | Open dropdown now has an additional entry at the bottom that lets you browse for documents.
  • [LINUX] The included Noto Sans Arabic font has been updated, so that Arabic question marks are shown when the Arabic user interface is active.
  • [LINUX] Whenever FreeOffice for Linux crashes, you now have the option to send a crash report to SoftMaker, letting us find the problem more quickly.

New features in FreeOffice TextMaker

  • You can now insert footnotes.
  • You can now insert comments.
  • It is now possible to open password-protected DOCX files with modified password protection (custom values for SHA and the CNG salt).
  • With extended support for Arabic turned on, icons for changing the writing direction are automatically added to the ribbon.

New features in FreeOffice PlanMaker

  • You can now insert comments.

New features in FreeOffice Presentations

  • The Restore layout command now also restores footer placeholders.

 


2018-05-16: Revision 931

Revision 931 was the initial release of FreeOffice 2018 for Windows and Linux.