Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox & Co.: many people use cloud services to manage their files regardless of location.

SoftMaker Office for Windows and FlexiPDF for Windows, too, offer the option to conveniently store documents in the cloud.

But how does it work? In this article, we'll show you how to save your documents in the cloud with SoftMaker Office and FlexiPDF.

Why use the cloud?

There are various reasons for using cloud services. One of the most important is easy access to your files, regardless of your location, regardless of the device you use.

Setting up SoftMaker Office for the cloud requires just a few steps.

1. Register with a cloud provider

To use cloud storage, you first need a user account with a cloud provider.

Many providers give their customers free storage that lets them get started in the world of cloud storage. For our purposes, such a free account is quite sufficient. In this example we choose the cloud provider Dropbox. Of course, other providers such as Google Drive or OneDrive will work as well.

2. Install the Windows app of the cloud provider

To save or open files in the cloud from within SoftMaker Office or FlexiPDF, you need to download and install the Windows app of the respective cloud provider. This app gives you an easy way to store the data simultaneously in the cloud and locally on the PC.

During the installation of the app you will be asked where you want to save the files. Select the option Save files locally here so that you can access your documents even if your Internet connection is temporarily not available.

3. Share the folder to the cloud

You can save all files in this shared folder on your PC and the content will be automatically synchronized to the cloud. You will have the latest files available locally and in the cloud simultaneously, not having to worry about synchronizing your data.

To do this, simply select the location on your PC locally.

If you click Advanced during installation, you can choose the file location yourself. By default, the path c:\Users\[Your user name]\Dropbox will be used. Dropbox now creates a folder that has all the necessary sharing flags and permissions to upload files to the cloud.

4. Edit documents in the cloud with SoftMaker Office and FlexiPDF

Now open TextMaker, for example, and choose File | Save as. Next, select the path you picked as the file location in the third step.

Then click the Save button – et voilà, your document is now available on your computer and in Dropbox at the same time! You can check this by opening the same document in TextMaker for Android or iOS.

This permits you to conveniently store your documents in the cloud and access them from anywhere. You can do the same with PlanMaker, Presentations and FlexiPDF. Give it a whirl!



Steganos Privacy Suite which I purchased - along with Softmaker Office - for two years does not work. Only gives me a 30 day temp licenses. Buyer beware if you want thi as part of the deal Softmaker is not offering. No real way to contact manufacturer
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Not real useful for Linux users
This seems like a very simple thing to do in that you simply save your file to a cloud service directory on your computer, rather than "My Documents" or whatever.

However, I realize that not everyone understands that they can change the directory/folder where their files can be saved. In that case, these are good instructions.

I save most of my writing and spreadsheet files to the cloud. This allows me to edit them if I am working on a different computer.
Sadly you can't say the same for Softmaker Office on Android... The only way I could get it to work with OneDrive on an Android table (Samsung S7 FE 5G - Android 12) is to use a 3rd party sync app to sync the files to OneDrive. I guess the Android version is now playing 2nd fiddle to the Windows and iOS version now...
Please don't take away the option to stay off the cloud. The 2 main reasons I decided to use Soft Maker was that I could buy the product instead of having to buy a subscription and that I could use it without having to be on the cloud. I can't stand the fact that other products require you to be constantly connected to the cloud. It slows everything down and causes problems if you have internet connection issues. I don't want to be forced to be on the cloud all the time.
I Have a Linux Laptop and a Linux desktop. I saw the post on Linux on Chromebook. Does this work on Linux non-Chromebooks
Works a treat on Linux Mint for sure. Just follow softmakers simple instructions for installing on Linux.
When running under Linux on a Chromebook, FreeOffice (and I assume SoftMaker Office) can access Google Drive files directly without a need to 'sync' with any local copy of the files that are being edited. Local files (i.e. files downloaded to the Chromebook) can also be edited directly. Overall, a very convenient setup!
FlexiPDF does not print clickable hyperlinks in Word documents.

Please correct this shortcoming.
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But still not working for Mac?
You can follow the same steps for Mac also, but it depends on service availability of your cloud service provider for Mac.
If I read this correctly, files are saved automatically and simultaneously on the hard drive or the cloud (Drop Box), true?
No, if you follow all the instructions mentioned above, you will have to click on Save button to save the file.
TLDR: Save files in a folder that syncs with cloud. Softmaker doesnt do anything special.

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