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SoftMaker Office
2018: Features

General

  • NEW: SoftMaker Office now uses the Microsoft Office formats DOCX, XLSX and PPTX natively, obviating the need to convert documents for colleagues or business partners.
  • Create PDF files directly out of every application
  • NEW: 32-bit and 64-bit versions in the same package
  • Support for high-resolution 4K screens
  • NEW: Empty the file history with a single mouse click
  • Version management that keeps a freely selectable number of versions of each file and enables you to revert to any previous version
  • Can be installed to a USB flash drive so that it can be used on any PC without installation.
  • Free customer support

User interface

  • NEW: You can use SoftMaker Office either with modern ribbons or with classic menus and toolbars.
  • NEW: Dozens of new dropdown controls with palettes of options, making document creation much easier (available with ribbons as well as in classic mode)
  • NEW: Ribbons are customizable.
  • NEW: "Quick-access toolbar" for frequently used commands
  • Switch to "dark mode" to reduce eyestrain
  • NEW: Touchscreen mode with larger icons and more generous spacing
  • NEW: Open documents either in tabs or in separate windows – just like in a web browser
  • NEW: Drag document tabs to the desktop to "undock" them to a separate window, or drag them to the tab bar to convert them to a document tab again.
  • NEW: Rearrange document tabs using drag & drop
  • NEW: Pin documents and templates in the file and template history for quick access to often-needed files

Word processor

TextMaker for Windows: Open, edit and save .doc and .docx files

TextMaker

Files and printing

  • Documents can be exchanged between any version of TextMaker on any operating system with no loss of fidelity.
  • Open and save DOC and DOCX files from Microsoft Word 6.0 to 2016 faithfully to the original, including password-protected files
  • Open and save OpenDocument files (compatible with OpenOffice and LibreOffice)
  • Open and save documents in RTF, HTML, Pocket Word, ASCII and Unicode formats
  • Open WordPerfect documents (.wpd)
  • Assistant for importing and exporting text files
  • Create PDF files and PDF forms directly in TextMaker
  • Tagged PDFs and bookmarks in PDF files
  • Export to the e-book format EPUB
  • Print 2, 4, 8 or 16 pages on one sheet of paper
  • Document preview straight from the file dialog
  • Send documents in a freely selectable format (e.g. DOC, DOCX or PDF) by e-mail

Editing and formatting

  • Insert fields, such as date/time, page number, author, consecutive numbers etc.
  • SmartText: for example, type "asap" and "as soon as possible" appears immediately
  • NEW: Real-time word and keystroke counter in the status bar
  • Calculation in both the text and tables
  • Borders, shading, fill patterns, drop caps, paragraph control
  • Hidden and protected text
  • Paragraph and character styles
  • Real-time preview of formatting changes
  • Stylesheet manager: Manage styles and transfer them between documents
  • Transfer formatting with the format brush
  • Automatic numbering of lines, paragraphs, lists and headings
  • True master pages, not just simple headers and footers

Graphics and drawings

  • Comprehensive drawing and image functions: Draw and design directly in your document with Word-compatible AutoShapes
  • Insert images in a range of file formats
  • Powerful graphics functions such as mirror effects, soft shadows and transparencies
  • Images can be cropped directly in the document
  • Change brightness, contrast and gamma of images directly in TextMaker
  • Fill drawings with colors, patterns, images and gradients
  • Photo frames
  • Contour wrap
  • Connector lines between objects
  • Large symbols library for flowcharts and org charts
  • TextArt feature for type effects
  • Insert more than 80 different types of charts, e.g. bar charts, histograms and pie charts
  • NEW: Use smart guides for fast and precise alignment of objects with one another

Tables

  • Complex, as well as nested and multi-page tables
  • Cells can be merged, split and rotated
  • Repeating header lines (headers are automatically repeated at the beginning of every new page)
  • Sort text and tables
  • NEW: Table styles
  • NEW: Tables may now be positioned anywhere on the page.

Language tools

  • Spellcheck in 20 languages, synonyms in ten languages and automatic hyphenation in 33 languages
  • Automatic spell-check: incorrectly written words are underlined in red
  • You can add any Hunspell dictionary.
  • SoftMaker Office Professional comes with Berlitz dictionaries for reliable translation from/to English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.

Functions for complex documents

  • Outline view for structuring documents
  • Track changes tracks all changes made to documents and enables you to accept/reject them later.
  • Comments are shown as balloons in the right-hand margin of your pages
  • Cross references, footnotes, endnotes, indices, tables of contents, bibliographies
  • Image captions and tables of figures
  • Create and complete forms with input fields, checkboxes, dropdown lists, calculations etc.

Extras

  • Fully Unicode-enabled
  • Extended support for Asian fonts and Arabic
  • TextMaker is an OLE server and can insert its documents in any other program.
  • Integrated equation editor
  • You can zoom and scroll with your fingers on touchscreens
  • Macro programming with BasicMaker and other programming languages
  • Full database module integrated for dBASE files
  • NEW: Change the structure of databases
  • NEW: Import the Thunderbird address book
  • Insert individual addresses in letter heads
  • Create and print labels from the database
  • Easy mail merge

Spreadsheet program

PlanMaker for Windows: Open, edit and save .xls and .xlsx files

PlanMaker

Files and printing

  • Worksheets can be exchanged between any version of PlanMaker on any operating system with no loss of fidelity.
  • Open and save XLS and XLSX from Microsoft Excel 5.0 to 2016 faithfully to the original, including password-protected files
  • Import and export assistant for text files and dBASE databases
  • Create PDF files directly in PlanMaker
  • PDFs with tags and bookmarks
  • Scale the printout so that it fits on a specified number of pages (five different scaling methods)
  • Print 2, 4, 8 or 16 pages on one sheet of paper
  • Document preview straight from the file dialog
  • Send worksheets in a freely selectable format (e.g. XLS, XLSX or PDF) by e-mail

Comprehensive calculation capabilities

  • More than 350 calculation functions
  • Worksheets with 1 million rows and 16,384 columns
  • Calculation with complex numbers and array functions
  • Numbers can be formatted as currency units, 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.
  • AutoFill: intelligent filling of cell areas with values and rows of values
  • External references (calculations that access data in other files)

Editing worksheets

  • Freeze rows and columns
  • Cell comments
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Formula auditing helps to troubleshoot worksheets
  • Input validation (data validation)
  • AutoComplete for cells
  • Select and format multiple worksheets simultaneously
  • Sheet, workbook and document protection with encryption

Analyzing data

  • With pivot tables you can display data in a targeted way according to your individual specifications, summarize them, sort them into categories, compare and evaluate them.
  • Goal seeker
  • Scenarios
  • Create database ranges within worksheets
  • Data grouping (outline view)
  • Sort by up to 64 columns
  • Transpose cell ranges
  • AutoFilter and special filters
  • Database functions for totals, averages, variance etc.
  • NEW: Tables – designated areas of the worksheet that can be quickly formatted, modified and analyzed

Creating attractive worksheets

  • NEW: Cell styles like in Microsoft Excel 2016
  • Conditional formatting with numerous new features
  • Transfer formatting with the format brush
  • Borders, shading and filling patterns
  • Real-time preview of formatting changes
  • Rotate and merge cells
  • Center across columns
  • Create and complete forms with input fields, checkboxes, dropdown lists etc.
  • Headers and footers (split into left, center and right sections)
  • Colored tabs for worksheets
  • NEW: Choose the size of the worksheet tabs

Graphics and drawings

  • Comprehensive drawing and image functions: Draw and design directly in your document with Excel-compatible AutoShapes
  • Insert images in a range of file formats
  • Powerful graphics functions such as mirror effects, soft shadows and transparencies
  • Images can be cropped directly in the document
  • Change brightness, contrast and gamma of images directly in PlanMaker
  • Fill drawings with colors, patterns, images and gradients
  • Photo frames
  • Contour wrap
  • Connector lines between objects
  • Large symbols library for flowcharts and org charts
  • TextArt feature for type effects

Presenting and visualizing data

  • Powerful Excel-compatible chart module for impressive charts
  • Insert more than 80 different types of charts, e.g. bar charts, histograms and pie charts
  • Each chart element can be individually formatted with any fill pattern or color gradient desired.
  • Impressive effects for charts: soft shadows, beveled edges, transparency, light sources etc.
  • Charts can be rotated in 3D space.

Extras

  • Fully Unicode-enabled, including Arabic
  • PlanMaker is an OLE server and can insert its worksheets and charts in any other program.
  • You can zoom and scroll with your fingers on touchscreens

 

  • Macro programming with BasicMaker and other programming languages
  • Spell checking in 20 and hyphenation in 33 languages
  • You can add any Hunspell dictionary.

Presentation software

Presentations for Windows: Open, edit and save .ppt and .pptx files

Presentations

Files and printing

  • Presentations can be exchanged between any version of SoftMaker Presentations on any operating system with no loss of fidelity.
  • Open and save PPT and PPTX files from Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2016 faithfully, including password-protected files
  • Font embedding ensures that PowerPoint files can be passed on without any problems
  • Create PDF files directly in Presentations with your choice of slides, outlines, handouts and notes
  • PDFs with tags and bookmarks
  • Export entire presentations as graphic files or HTML web pages
  • NEW: Export entire presentations as video files, now using modern video codecs
  • Document preview straight from the file dialog
  • Send presentations in a freely selectable format (e.g. PPT, PPTX or PDF) by e-mail

Design

  • Numerous attractive design templates do the design work for you.
  • Each template comes with an array of matching color schemes
  • Design your own color schemes and switch between them at the press of a button
  • Slide layouts for flexible slide design
  • Universal placeholders that can be filled with text, graphics, tables, videos or sounds as required
  • NEW: Sophisticated slide master concept (compatible with PowerPoint 2007-2016)
  • Real-time preview of formatting changes
  • Numerous graphical bullets included

Graphics and drawings

  • Comprehensive drawing and image functions: Draw and design directly in your document with PowerPoint-compatible AutoShapes
  • Insert images in a range of file formats
  • Powerful graphics functions such as mirror effects, soft shadows and transparencies
  • Images can be cropped directly in the document
  • Change brightness, contrast and gamma of images directly in Presentations
  • Fill drawings with colors, patterns, images and gradients
  • Photo frames
  • Contour wrap
  • Connector lines between objects
  • Large symbols library for flowcharts and org charts
  • TextArt feature for type effects
  • Insert more than 80 different types of charts, e.g. bar charts, histograms and pie charts
  • Use smart guides for the fast, precise alignment of objects with one another

Multimedia

  • Easily insert movie and sound files
  • NEW: Movies are now played using modern video codecs.
  • Automatic or action-triggered playing (click or mouse-over) of multimedia files
  • Play sounds across slides
  • Insert image collections

Animations and slide transitions

  • Hundreds of different object and text animations available
  • Ready-made animation schemes for animating entire presentations at once
  • NEW: Numerous breathtaking animations and file transitions based on OpenGL

Flexible presentation

  • Both user-controlled and automatic presentations without a speaker (kiosk mode)
  • Interactively present slide shows with a virtual pen and highlighter
  • NEW: Presenter view – the slide show runs on one monitor or projector for the audience, and the second monitor offers tools for the presenter.
  • Notes as a memory aid for the speaker
  • Handouts for the audience
  • Full-screen view

Managing and outlining

  • Outline view
  • Integrated slide sorter for managing and re-sorting the slides

Extras

  • Fully Unicode-enabled, including Arabic
  • Presentations is an OLE server and can insert its slides in any other program.
  • You can zoom and scroll with your fingers on touchscreens

 

  • Spellcheck in 20 languages, synonyms in ten languages and automatic hyphenation in 33 languages
  • You can add any Hunspell dictionary.

Languages

Documents

With SoftMaker Office 2018 for Windows you can work on documents in all languages (even Arabic).

User interface (menus and dialogs)

English (United States), English (United Kingdom), German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Slovenian, Romanian, Greek, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Kazakh, Chinese, Japanese, Korean

Spellcheck

English (United States), English (United Kingdom), German (pre- and post-reform), Swiss German (pre- and post-reform), French (France), French (Canada), Italian, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Greek, Arabic

Many additional languages can be added via dictionaries in Hunspell format.

Synonym dictionaries (thesauri)

English (United States), English (United Kingdom), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch

Automatic hyphenation

English (United States), English (United Kingdom), German (pre- and post-reform) Swiss German (pre- and post-reform), French (France), French (Canada), Italian, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Turkish, Greek, Czech, Polish, Slovak, Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian

System requirements

SoftMaker Office for Windows can be used on the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or newer

It is compatible with application servers such as Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Terminal Server.