Softmaker Free Office for Windows & Linux: A Complete Office Suite

For preparing school projects, research presentations, datasheets for business purpose Office Suites are very important. Microsoft Office suites are the oldest and still the most commonly used office softwares in the market despite of its price tag. Of course there are some cheap and even free alternatives that one can look at. SoftMaker Free Office for Windows & Linux are one of such category. Also SoftMaker offers paid suites that are much cheaper than Microsoft Office Suites. SoftMaker Free Office is a complete office suite with a word processor, a spreadsheet, and a presentation-graphics program that is fully compatible Microsoft Office created documents. It comprises of three components: TextMaker, which is great at document creation and can also add great-looking layouts; PlanMaker, which can create presentation-quality charts easy and fast; Presentations, which can create high quality presentations just like Microsoft PowerPoint.

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SoftMaker FreeOffice TextMaker Feature

Easy data exchange

  • Direct document exchange with TextMaker 2012, 2010, 2008, and 2006 on all operating systems
  • Opens and saves DOC files of Microsoft Word 6.0 to 2010 faithfully, including those with password protection
  • Opens DOCX files of Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010 faithfully, including those with password protection
  • Opens and saves OpenDocument and OpenOffice.org documents
  • Opens and saves 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.
  • Images can be cropped directly in the application.
  • Change brightness, contrast, and gamma of images directly inside 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
  • Sorting of text and tables

Language tools

  • Spell-checking in 58 languages using Hunspell dictionaries
  • Automatic hyphenation in 33 languages
  • On-the-fly spell-checking: 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

SoftMaker FreeOffice PlanMaker Feature

Easy data exchange

  • Direct document exchange with PlanMaker 2012, 2010, and 2008 on all operating systems
  • Opens and saves XLS files of Microsoft Excel 5.0 to 2010 faithfully, including those with password protection
  • Opens XLSX files of Microsoft Excel 2007 and 2010 faithfully, including those with password protection
  • 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 inside 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 built-in powerful 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 using Hunspell dictionaries
  • Automatic hyphenation in 33 languages

SoftMaker FreeOffice Presentations Feature

Easy data exchange

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

Designing

  • Several attractive design templates give you impressive results fast.
  • Each design comes with many matching color schemes.
  • Create your own color schemes and switch between them instantaneously.
  • Pre-defined slide layouts let you rearrange slide contents with a mouse click.
  • 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 inside SoftMaker Presentations
  • “Sticky” connector lines between objects
  • Large symbols library for flowcharts and org charts
  • TextArt feature for amazing type effects
  • Flexible tables with many 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 using Hunspell dictionaries
  • Automatic hyphenation in 33 languages

Difference of Softmaker Free Office for Windows & Linux with the Paid version

  • Spell checking using high-quality commercial dictionaries in 20 languages
  • Synonym dictionaries (thesauri) in eight languages
  • Seamless import and export of the modern Microsoft formats DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX
  • Documents are presented 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
  • SoftMaker eM Client Professional, a complete replacement for Microsoft Outlook which manages your e-mail messages, contacts, tasks, and appointments competently. (Professional version only)
  • Four Berlitz dictionaries for translations from/to English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish. (Professional version only)

Download SoftMaker Free Office for Windows & Linux

You can download SoftMaker Free Office for Windows & Linux after registration using your name, country and a valid email address.
To register SoftMaker Free Office for Windows use this link and to register Softmaker Free Office for Linux for register use this link.
After registration, you will receive a mail from info@softmaker.de with the license and download link. This email will be automatically subscribed to SoftMaker newletter.
You can also download additional dictionaries using this link.

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