SoftMaker Office 2016 for Linux

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The current revision of SoftMaker Office 2016 for Linux carries the revision number 752.

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List of changes in this revision

2016-03-02: Revision 752

All programs
30051 Feature: Microsoft Office documents with strong encryption (RC4 40 to 128 bit, AES with SHA-1 to SHA-512) can now be edited.
28688 Feature: With the new command Help > Manage license you can swap a product key for another after installation.
33800 In some Linux distributions, the applications did not have an icon in the taskbar.
33688 In some Linux configurations, the applications could not be started without an internet connection.
33932 The applications no longer use SDL, but make straight OpenGL calls. This solves problems with some video drivers and keyboard configurations. The applications react again to xmodmap.
33912 Improved printing to CUPS. By default, the applications now send PDF code instead of PostScript code to CUPS.
26152 Duplex printing works again with CUPS.
34081 Printing OpenType PS fonts can cause trouble with CUPS. The applications now discover this situation and suggest an automated workaround.
34025 Application icons are now also placed on the desktop of non-English systems.
33132 Hyperlinks are now correctly imported when opening DOCX files.
33648 Feature: After export to EPUB, the EPUB file can be automatically opened in a viewer.
33976 Feature: The EPUB function exports cover images so that they stretch to the full page size when shown in an EPUB viewer.
33718 The EPUB files that TextMaker creates are now compatible with the EPUB editor Sigil.
33827 During EPUB export, tables of contents are now created correctly.
33725 Feature: The EPUB function converts cover images in BMP format automatically to an EPUB-compatible picture format.
33646 The Autofilter menu is now more user-friendly.
33801 During automatic filling, the destination area is filled more logically and extended, if needed.
33917 Slide numbers are now shown correctly everywhere.


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