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SoftMaker Presentations 2012

Create better presentations with SoftMaker Presentations

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

SoftMaker Presentations lets you create any kind of presentation, be it a slideshow, a video or a collection of HTML pages, and 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 breathtaking transitions between slides, insert movies or sound files, 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.

But that's far from the whole story!

If you think PowerPoint effects are boring, the special effects in SoftMaker Presentations will be a breath of fresh air to you. Whether you want to treat elements of a slide like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, move from one slide to the next like you turn the pages of a book or see the contents of a slide go up in flames, you will find something for every taste among the many DirectX-based special effects it offers.

On the other hand, if you are a "serious" presenter, there are abundant resources just for you: all sorts of restrained, elegant effects are available.



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.

Plays sounds across slides

You can now add background sound that plays across multiple slides without interruptions.


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: 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: You can now hide unwanted fonts to prevent cluttered font lists
  • 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, tables, video, or sound
  • 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
  • Many breathtaking DirectX-based animations and slide transitions

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


  • Insert movie and sound files
  • Play multimedia files either automatically or through actions (click or mouse-over)
  • Play sounds across slides
  • Insert picture collections

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
  • SoftMaker Presentations operates as an OLE server and lets you insert its slides in any other program.
  • 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

SoftMaker Office 2012 for Windows can be used with:
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
It also works on application servers such as Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Terminal Server.

Memory requirements

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

Download the free trial version

The free trial version lets you evaluate SoftMaker Office 2012 for Windows for 30 days.

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