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PlanMaker 2012

Everybody has to work with figures...

Every day there's some reckoning to do: whether in balancing a checkbook, drafting a budget, doing a sales forecast, creating a comprehensive financial model, or comparing mortgage offers.

PlanMaker 2012 handles such tasks reliably and with ease. More than 330 built-in functions are available to perform date and time, mathematical, statistical and financial calculations and to do data analysis.

The AutoFilter and Special filter help you manage huge data sets. Data grouping, like a word processor's outline view, hides the details and lets you see the big picture.

"What if" questions can be answered by using the scenario manager, which lets you test the effects that various values will have on the results of your calculations.

If a mistake is hiding somewhere in your calculations, syntax highlighting and the formula auditing wizard help you quickly find the place where things went wrong.

PlanMaker 2012 reads and writes Excel worksheets seamlessly, in both XLS and XLSX formats, ensuring trouble-free data exchange with all versions of Excel from 5.0 to 2013.


... and wants to create attractive worksheets.

Being able to handle complex calculations is only part of the story. If you want to persuade your audience, you have to create visually pleasing worksheets that help you state your point.

PlanMaker makes it easy for you to add a touch of beauty to your work. The AutoFormat command lets you choose an elegant layout for your worksheets with a single mouse click. However, if you prefer to apply formatting to individual elements of your worksheet on your own, you can still do so. You can apply shading to cells, put borders around them, merge multiple cells into one, and even rotate cell contents.

Conditional formatting changes the appearance of cells depending on their contents. Formatting that is applied repeatedly can be stored in stylesheets.

PlanMaker lets you draw freely in your worksheets. This lets you add emphasis to a result in your worksheet or to illustrate your point.

A complete AutoShapes drawing module has been integrated into PlanMaker, together with a comprehensive library of pre-created graphics and symbols. Each AutoShape can be filled with arbitrary solid colors, gradients, picture fills, or patterns.

Charts that convince your audience

PlanMaker 2012 turns plain numbers into eye-catching charts that impress your audience.

Even common chart types such as column or bar charts are elegantly painted with color gradients, transparency, and perspectively correct fills. Soft shadows and selectable light sources create spectacular effects.

You may choose among 70 chart types in 2D and 3D, and you can customize every single aspect of your charts.



PlanMaker. Calculation and presentation made simple.

PlanMaker is a spreadsheet that not only puts powerful strong calculation functions at your disposal but also lets you turn your results into impressive charts with the press of a key.

If you are coming from Excel, switching to PlanMaker is painless. Simply install it and continue using all your Excel worksheets.


What's new in PlanMaker 2012?

PlanMaker 2012 comes with many new functions and improves on existing ones.

Reliably reads and writes your Microsoft Excel files

Making PlanMaker compatible with Microsoft Excel has been goal #1 since the beginning. All releases of PlanMaker read and write XLS files with highest fidelity.

PlanMaker 2012 adds seamless reading and writing of XLSX files, letting you transparently exchange files with Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013.

User-defined numeric format exactly like in Excel

User-defined cell formatting now behaves exactly as it does in Microsoft Excel. This not only gives you fractions, accounting, and currency formats as in Excel, but also lets you format cells as "text", making inputting long rows of data much easier.

Data consolidation

The new Data consolidation function extracts useful data out of unsorted or only partially sorted data. PlanMaker scans the specified ranges for data and sums them, averages them, etc.

Text to columns

PlanMaker's new Text to columns command splits text in cells at specified separators and distributes the content across multiple columns.

Remove duplicate or empty rows

You can now ask PlanMaker to remove duplicate or empty rows from any selected area.

Working with external references now easier

Creating external references (references to cells in other files) has become much simpler with PlanMaker 2012. You simply choose the function Paste link, and PlanMaker does the rest for you.

Improved charts

PlanMaker 2012 lets you place charts not only inside worksheets, but also on separate chart sheets. It supports the new chart types Stock chart and Boxplot.

Quickly switch between zoom levels

It's a rather small thing on the PlanMaker screen, but an eminently useful one: The new zoom slider in the status bar lets you quickly change the zoom level at which worksheets are shown.


Additional enhancements

  • NEW: Better font rendering on screen
  • NEW: SoftMaker Office uses the font aliasing settings from the operating system – including sub-pixel rendering.
  • NEW: CUPS printer settings are used
  • NEW: Even on 64 bit systems, screen colors and screen fonts are now taken from the system.
  • NEW: For documents which uses bullets and symbols from the Wingdings font, a replacement font is now provided.
  • NEW: Save charts as image files
  • NEW: New calculation functions AverageIf, IfError, SumIfs, AverageIfs, and CountIfs
  • NEW: Excel-compatible functions Copy down and Copy from left
  • NEW: Supports the new AutoShapes added in Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013.
  • NEW: Additional TextArt variants
  • ... and even more!

Easy data exchange

  • Direct document exchange with PlanMaker 2012, 2010, and 2008 on all operating systems
  • Open and save XLS and XLSX files from Microsoft Excel 5.0 to 2013 faithfully, including password-protected files
  • 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

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)
  • Formula auditing helps you find errors in your worksheets
  • 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
  • Scenarios
  • 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.
  • Mirror and glow effects, soft shadows, and transparency
  • Crop images directly in PlanMaker
  • Change brightness, contrast, and gamma of images directly in 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 powerful integrated Excel-compatible charting
  • 70 different chart types
  • Each chart element can be individually formatted with any kind of fill pattern, color, or gradient.
  • Impressive special effects in charts: soft shadows, bevels, transparency, light sources etc.
  • Free rotation of 3D charts


  • Fully Unicode-enabled, including Arabic
  • Spell-check in twenty, automatic hyphenation in 33 languages
  • You can add arbitrary Hunspell dictionaries for spell checking.
  • Free-of-charge technical support

Supported languages

PlanMaker 2012 lets you edit documents in any language of the world, even Arabic.

User interface (menus and dialogs)

English (United States), English (United Kingdom), French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Japanese


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

Many additional languages can be added through Hunspell-based dictionaries.

Automatic hyphenation

English (United States), English (United Kingdom), French (France), French (Canada), German (pre- and post-reform), Swiss German (pre- and post-reform), 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

Any x86 Linux (32 or 64 bit-based)

Memory requirements

The size of your PC's main memory is irrelevant for SoftMaker Office. If you have enough memory to run Linux, SoftMaker Office will perform flawlessly on your system.


Download the free 30-day trial version

You can download the trial version of SoftMaker Office for Linux free of charge:

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