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Thank you for your interest in SoftMaker Office, the powerful and easy to use Office suite that's fully compatible with Microsoft Office.

SoftMaker Office is the commercial version of FreeOffice. In the table below, you'll find a detailed comparison between FreeOffice 2018 and SoftMaker Office 2018.

  • Available versions

    32-bit Windows version
    64-bit Windows version
    64-bit Mac version
    32-bit Linux version
    64-bit Linux version
    License
    Up to 5 computers – either Windows or Linux
    Up to 5 computers – any combination of Windows, Mac and Linux
    Up to 5 computers – any combination of Windows, Mac and Linux

    User interface

    Customizable ribbons
     
     
    Document tabs like in a web browser
     
    Dark UI theme
     
     
    Sidebar
     
     
     
    Extended sidebar with additional commands
     
     
    Full-screen mode
     
     

    Language tools

    Automatic hyphenation
     
     
     
    Spell check using Hunspell dictionaries
     
     
     
    Spell checking using high-quality commercial dictionaries
     
     
    Thesauri (synonym dictionaries)
     
     
    Four Berlitz translation dictionaries
     

    File management

    Built-in file manager
     
     
    Version management that lets you revert to previous file versions
     
     
    Advanced backup
     
     
    Send files by e-mail
     
     

    Document creation and design

    Crop images directly in the document
     
     
    Photo frames
     
     
    AutoShape templates
     
     
    SmartText
     
     
    Smart guides
     
     
    Live preview of formatting changes
     
     
    Scan images
     
     

    TextMaker (word processor)

    Open and save DOCX files
     
     
     
    Open and save DOC files
    only opening
     
     
    Open and save ODT files
    only opening
     
     
    Open and save RTF, HTML and plain-text files
     
     
     
    Mail-merge
     
     
    Print envelopes and labels from the database
     
     
    Tracking of changes made to documents
     
     
     
    Built-in style manager
     
     
    Change the page background
     
     
    Table styles
     
     
    Sort text and tables
     
     
    Convert tables to text
     
     
    Convert text to tables
     
     
    Insert whole documents
     
     
    Cross references
     
     
    Picture captions
     
     
    Bibliographies, tables of figures
     
     
    Interactive form objects
     
     
    Charts
     
     
    Outliner
     
     

    PlanMaker (spreadsheet)

    Open and save XLSX files
     
     
     
    Open and save XLS files
    only opening
     
     
    Input validation
     
     
    Create and modify cell styles
     
     
    Transpose data
     
     
    Distribute text to cells
     
     
    Formula auditing ("detective")
     
     
    Watch window for tracking the content of cells
     
     
    Remove empty rows
     
     
    Remove duplicate rows
     
     
    Data consolidation
     
     
    Scenarios
     
     
    Interactive form objects
     
     
    Tables in worksheets
     
     

    Presentations (presentation graphics)

    Open and save PPTX files
     
     
     
    Open and save PPT files
    only opening
     
     
    Embed fonts in presentations
     
     
    Huge range of breathtaking OpenGL-based animations
     
     
     
    Huge range of breathtaking OpenGL-based transitions
     
     
     
    Export slide shows as video files
     
     
    Export slide shows to HTML
     
     
    Create photo albums
     
     
    Insert summary slides
     
     
    Insert charts
     
     
    Presenter view
     
     

    Additional applications

    Thunderbird add-ons
     
     
    BasicMaker to create VBA-like macros

    (only Windows)

    (only Windows)
    Equation editor for mathematical formulas

    (only Windows)

    (only Windows)
  • Available versions

    32-bit Windows version
    64-bit Windows version
    64-bit Mac version
    32-bit Linux version
    64-bit Linux version
    License
    Up to 5 computers – either Windows or Linux
    Up to 5 computers – either Windows, Mac or Linux
    Up to 5 computers – either Windows, Mac or Linux

    User interface

    Customizable ribbons
     
     
    Document tabs like in a web browser
     
    Dark UI theme
     
     
    Sidebar
     
     
     
    Extended sidebar with additional commands
     
     
    Full-screen mode
     
     

    Language tools

    Automatic hyphenation
     
     
     
    Spell check using Hunspell dictionaries
     
     
     
    Spell checking using high-quality commercial dictionaries
     
     
    Thesauri (synonym dictionaries)
     
     
    Four Berlitz translation dictionaries
     

    File management

    Built-in file manager
     
     
    Version management that lets you revert to previous file versions
     
     
    Advanced backup
     
     
    Send files by e-mail
     
     

    Document creation and design

    Crop images directly in the document
     
     
    Photo frames
     
     
    AutoShape templates
     
     
    SmartText
     
     
    Smart guides
     
     
    Live preview of formatting changes
     
     
    Scan images
     
     

    TextMaker (word processor)

    Open and save DOCX files
     
     
     
    Open and save DOC files
    only opening
     
     
    Open and save ODT files
    only opening
     
     
    Open and save RTF, HTML and plain-text files
     
     
     
    Mail-merge
     
     
    Print envelopes and labels from the database
     
     
    Tracking of changes made to documents
     
     
     
    Built-in style manager
     
     
    Change the page background
     
     
    Table styles
     
     
    Sort text and tables
     
     
    Convert tables to text
     
     
    Convert text to tables
     
     
    Insert whole documents
     
     
    Cross references
     
     
    Picture captions
     
     
    Bibliographies, tables of figures
     
     
    Interactive form objects
     
     
    Charts
     
     
    Outliner
     
     

    PlanMaker (spreadsheet)

    Open and save XLSX files
     
     
     
    Open and save XLS files
    only opening
     
     
    Input validation
     
     
    Create and modify cell styles
     
     
    Transpose data
     
     
    Distribute text to cells
     
     
    Formula auditing ("detective")
     
     
    Watch window for tracking the content of cells
     
     
    Remove empty rows
     
     
    Remove duplicate rows
     
     
    Data consolidation
     
     
    Scenarios
     
     
    Interactive form objects
     
     
    Tables in worksheets
     
     

    Presentations (presentation graphics)

    Open and save PPTX files
     
     
     
    Open and save PPT files
    only opening
     
     
    Embed fonts in presentations
     
     
    Huge range of breathtaking OpenGL-based animations
     
     
     
    Huge range of breathtaking OpenGL-based transitions
     
     
     
    Export slide shows as video files
     
     
    Export slide shows to HTML
     
     
    Create photo albums
     
     
    Insert summary slides
     
     
    Insert charts
     
     
    Presenter view
     
     

    Additional applications

    Thunderbird add-ons
     
     
    BasicMaker to create VBA-like macros

    (only Windows)

    (only Windows)
    Equation editor for mathematical formulas

    (only Windows)

    (only Windows)