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FreeOffice TextMaker for Windows, Mac and Linux

The best free alternative to Microsoft Word

Create all types of documents in no time with the FreeOffice TextMaker word processor, the best free alternative to Microsoft Word: Design flyers or brochures just as easily as you write business letters or complete scientific papers.

FreeOffice TextMaker offers numerous design options: Using its unique object mode, you can insert pictures, drawings and text frames into your documents. Thanks to the advanced positioning and text wrapping options, you can create any layout imaginable. Master pages not only enable you to watermark each page, but they also assist you in placing repeating objects in your document. Use character and paragraph styles to give your documents a consistent and professional look.

FreeOffice TextMaker supports spell checking via Hunspell dictionaries, thus helping you find typos in dozens of languages.

FreeOffice TextMaker opens and saves all Microsoft Word DOC and DOCX files. It also lets you create PDF files directly from within the application.


Files and printing

  • Documents can be exchanged losslessly between any version of TextMaker on any operating system.
  • Open and save DOC and DOCX files from Microsoft Word in an identical format to the original files, including password-protected files
  • Open and save OpenDocument files in an identical format to the original files
  • Open and save documents in RTF, HTML, Pocket Word, ASCII and Unicode formats
  • Open WordPerfect (.wpd) documents (only in Windows)
  • Assistant for importing and exporting text files
  • Create PDF files directly in FreeOffice TextMaker
  • PDFs with tags and bookmarks
  • Print 2, 4, 8 or 16 pages on one sheet of paper (only in Windows)
  • Document preview directly in the file dialog

Pictures and drawings

  • Comprehensive drawing and picture functions: Draw and design directly in your document with Word-compatible AutoShapes
  • Insert pictures in a range of file formats
  • Change brightness, contrast and gamma of pictures directly in FreeOffice TextMaker
  • Fill drawings with colors, patterns, pictures and gradients
  • Contour wrap
  • Connector lines between objects
  • Large symbol library for flowcharts and organizational charts
  • TextArt feature for font effects

Editing and formatting

  • Insert fields, such as date/time, page number, author, consecutive numbers, etc.
  • 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
  • Real master pages, not just simple headers and footers


  • Complex, nested and multi-page tables
  • Cells can be merged, split and rotated.
  • Repeating rows (headings are automatically repeated at the top of each new page)
  • Tables may be positioned anywhere on the page.

Language tools

  • Spell-check in 85 languages with Hunspell dictionaries.
  • Automatic hyphenation in 35 languages
  • Automatic spell-check: Incorrectly written words are underlined in red

Functions for complex documents

  • Track changes tracks all changes made to documents and enables you to accept/reject them later.
  • You can now click on the entries in indexes and tables of contents, which facilitates navigation.


  • Fully Unicode-enabled
  • Extended support for Asian fonts and Arabic
  • FreeOffice TextMaker for Windows is an OLE server and can insert its documents into any other program.
  • You can zoom and scroll with your fingers on touchscreens.
  • Complete database module integrated for SQLite and dBASE databases
  • Change the structure of databases
  • Insert individual addresses in letterheads