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Thank you for your interest in SoftMaker Office, the powerful and easy to use Office suite that's fully compatible with Microsoft Office.

SoftMaker Office is the commercial version of FreeOffice. In the table below, you'll find a detailed comparison between FreeOffice 2018 and SoftMaker Office 2018.

FreeOffice 2018

SoftMaker Office Standard 2018

SoftMaker Office Professional 2018

SoftMaker Office Universal



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Available versions

32-bit Windows version
64-bit Windows version
32-bit Linux version
64-bit Linux version

User interface

Customizable ribbons
Document tabs like in a web browser
Dark UI themes
Extended sidebar with additional commands
Full-screen mode

Language tools

Automatic hyphenation
Spell check using Hunspell dictionaries
Spell checking using high-quality commercial dictionaries
Thesauri (synonym dictionaries)
Four Berlitz translation dictionaries

File management

Built-in file manager
Version management that lets you revert to previous file versions
Advanced backup
Send files by e-mail

Document creation and design

Transfer formatting with the format brush
Crop images directly in the document
Photo frames
AutoShape templates
Smart guides
Live preview of formatting changes
Scan images

TextMaker (word processor)

Open and save DOCX files
Open and save DOC files
only opening
Open and save ODT files
only opening
Open and save RTF, HTML and plain-text files
Print envelopes and labels from the database
Tracking of changes made to documents
Built-in style manager
Change the page background
Table styles
Sort text and tables
Convert tables to text
Convert text to tables
Insert footnotes
Insert comments
Insert whole documents
Cross references
Picture captions
Bibliographies, tables of figures
Interactive form objects

PlanMaker (spreadsheet)

Open and save XLSX files
Open and save XLS files
only opening
Input validation
Create and modify cell styles
Insert comments
Transpose data
Distribute text to columns
Formula auditing ("detective")
Watch window for tracking the content of cells
Remove empty rows
Remove duplicate rows
Data consolidation
Interactive form objects
Tables in worksheets

Presentations (presentation graphics)

Open and save PPTX files
Open and save PPT files
only opening
Embed fonts in presentations
Huge range of breathtaking OpenGL-based animations
Huge range of breathtaking OpenGL-based transitions
Export slide shows as video files
Export slide shows to HTML
Create photo albums
Insert summary slides
Insert charts
Presenter view

Additional applications

Thunderbird / Thunderbird add-ons
BasicMaker to create VBA-like macros
(only Windows)
(only Windows)
(only Windows)
Equation editor for mathematical formulas
(only Windows)
(only Windows)
(only Windows)