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SoftMaker Presentations 2012

Create presentations more easily with SoftMaker Presentations

SoftMaker Presentations is the presentation graphics program in SoftMaker Office 2012 – fully compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint, yet easier to use.

SoftMaker Presentations lets you create any kind of presentation, be it a slideshow, a collection of HTML pages or images, and also to pass it around as a PowerPoint file.

You can add all kinds of AutoShapes and format them with the full repertoire of graphical variations. Not only that: you can also animate objects as you like, set up transitions between slides, and create interactive slide shows that can be navigated with pushbuttons.


Get results fast.

Who wants to struggle forever with the design of a presentation?

With SoftMaker Presentations, you don't have to create presentations from the ground up. It ships with 25 appealing design templates that cater to all tastes: from classic elegance to colorful and hip, from staid to freaky. Choose among them with a simple mouse click.

Put your presentations in motion.

If you want to create dynamic presentations, you can choose from a wide variety of animations and slide transitions – all PowerPoint 2007 animations are supported in SoftMaker Presentations.



Put a stop to boring presentations.

SoftMaker Presentations helps you create exciting presentations effortlessly.

While others bore their guests with dry PowerPoint lectures, your presentations will wow your audience.


What's new in SoftMaker Presentations 2012?

SoftMaker Presentations comes with many new functions and improves on existing ones.

Reliably reads and writes PPTX files

SoftMaker Presentations is renowned for its solid support of the Microsoft PowerPoint file formats: it reads and writes PPT files reliably and losslessly.

Now, with version 2012, it also reads and writes PPTX files from PowerPoint 2007, 2010, and 2013, and does so with the same high degree of fidelity.

Password-protected PPT and PPTX files don't pose a problem for SoftMaker Presentations: they can be both opened and saved.


Quickly switch between zoom levels

It's a rather small thing on the SoftMaker Presentations screen, but an eminently useful one: The new zoom slider in the status bar lets you quickly change the zoom level at which slides 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: New elegant design templates
  • NEW: Design masters can now be easily copied in master slide view
  • NEW: Supports the new AutoShapes added in Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013
  • NEW: Additional TextArt variants
  • NEW: The workspace color can now be freely set
  • ... and even more!

Easy data exchange

  • Direct document exchange with SoftMaker Presentations 2012, 2010, and 2008 on all operating systems
  • Open and save PPT and PPTX files from Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2013 faithfully, including password-protected files
  • Font embedding ensures that presentations retain their fonts even when viewed on other computers
  • Print and create PDF files of your slides, outlines, handouts, and notes
  • Export entire presentations as collections of images or HTML pages


  • Numerous attractive design templates give you impressive results fast.
  • Each design comes with an array of matching color schemes.
  • Create your own color schemes and switch between them instantaneously.
  • Pre-defined slide layouts let you rearrange slide contents at the click of a mouse.
  • Universal placeholders that can be filled with text, graphics, or tables
  • 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
  • Mirror and glow effects, soft shadows, and transparency
  • Crop images directly in SoftMaker Presentations
  • Change brightness, contrast, and gamma of images directly in SoftMaker Presentations
  • "Sticky" connector lines between objects
  • Large symbols library for flowcharts and org charts
  • TextArt feature for amazing type effects
  • Flexible tables with numerous formatting options

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


  • Fully Unicode-enabled, including Arabic
  • Spell-check in 20, synonyms in 10, and automatic hyphenation in 33 languages
  • You can add arbitrary Hunspell dictionaries for spell checking.
  • Free-of-charge technical support

Supported languages

SoftMaker Presentations 2012 lets you work on presentations 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.

Synonym dictionaries (thesauri)

English (United States), English (United Kingdom), French, German (pre- and post-reform), Swiss German (pre- and post-reform), Italian, Spanish, Dutch

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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