SoftMaker Office

Features

Learn more about SoftMaker Office for Windows, Mac and Linux,
the GDPR-compliant alternative to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

General

  • SoftMaker Office uses the Microsoft Office file types DOCX, XLSX and PPTX as its native file formats. This means that you don't have to convert documents anymore.
  • Create PDF and PDF/A files directly via any application
  • 32-bit and 64-bit versions in the same package
  • Version management that keeps any number of manually and automatically saved versions of each file and enables you to revert to a previous version
  • Powerful research function: Select terms in your document and look them up in a large variety of online dictionaries and encyclopedias. [SoftMaker Office NX Universal and Professional]
  • Can be installed on a USB flash drive so that it can be used on any PC without installation.
  • You may install SoftMaker Office on up to 5 computers (Windows, Mac, Linux).
  • SoftMaker Office NX adds up to 5 licenses for iPhone, iPad and Android.
  • Free customer support

User interface

  • You can use SoftMaker Office either with a ribbon or with classic menus.
  • Ribbons are customizable.
  • Quick access toolbar for frequently used commands
  • NEW: Switch to enhanced dark mode to reduce eyestrain.
  • Touchscreen mode with larger icons and wider spacing
  • Open documents either in tabs or in separate windows – just like in a web browser
  • Drag document tabs to the desktop to "undock" them to a separate window, or drag them to the tab bar to convert them to a document tab again.
  • Rearrange document tabs using drag & drop
  • Pin documents and templates in the file and template history for quick access to frequently used files

TextMaker

Word processing

TextMaker for Windows, Mac and Linux: Open, edit and save DOCX and DOC files true to the original

Learn more about TextMaker for Windows, Mac and Linux,
the GDPR-compliant alternative to Microsoft Word.

Files and printing

  • Documents can be exchanged losslessly between any version of TextMaker on any operating system.
  • Open and save DOCX and DOC files from Microsoft Word 6.0 to 2021 and Word 365 true to the original, including password-protected files
  • Open and save OpenDocument files (compatible with OpenOffice and LibreOffice)
  • Open and save documents in RTF, HTML, Pocket Word and plain text files
  • Open WordPerfect documents (.wpd) [Windows]
  • Assistant for importing and exporting text files
  • Create PDF and PDF/A files as well as PDF forms directly in TextMaker
  • A wide range of PDF export options, e.g., password protection, PDF encryption, accessibility, font embedding and NEW: image compression
  • NEW: Improved export to the e-book format EPUB [SoftMaker Office NX Universal and Professional]
  • NEW: Create DOCX and TMDX documents with embedded fonts
  • Print 2, 4, 8 or 16 pages on one sheet of paper [Windows]
  • Send by e-mail and NEW: share documents in a format of your choice (e.g., DOCX or PDF)

Editing and formatting

  • Quickly create attractive documents thanks to numerous included document templates
  • Insert fields, such as date/time, page number, author, consecutive numbers, etc.
  • SmartText: for example, type "asap" and "as soon as possible" will appear immediately
  • Real-time word and keystroke counter in the status bar
  • Calculation in both the text and tables
  • Borders, shading, fill patterns, drop caps, paragraph control
  • Automatically add fold marks to your pages so that they can be folded correctly into envelopes.
  • Hidden and protected text
  • Paragraph and character styles
  • Stylesheet manager: Manage styles and transfer them between documents
  • NEW: Filter styles by "All styles", "Styles in use" and "Styles in document"
  • Transfer formatting with the format painter
  • Automatic numbering of lines, paragraphs, lists and headings
  • Real master pages, not just simple headers and footers
  • Real-time preview of formatting changes
  • NEW: Easy document comparison thanks to synchronous scrolling of two documents displayed side by side

Pictures and drawings

  • Comprehensive drawing and picture functions: Draw and design directly in your document with Word-compatible AutoShapes
  • Insert images in a range of file formats
  • Powerful graphics functions such as mirror effects, soft shadows and transparencies
  • NEW: Compress inserted pictures
  • Crop images directly in the document
  • Change brightness, contrast and gamma of images directly in TextMaker
  • Fill drawings with colors, patterns, images and gradients
  • Photo frames
  • NEW: Insert QR codes and barcodes [SoftMaker Office NX Universal and Professional]
  • Contour wrap
  • Connector lines between objects
  • Extensive symbols library for flowcharts and org charts
  • TextArt feature for font effects
  • Insert more than 80 different types of charts, e.g., bar charts, histograms and pie charts
  • Perfect positioning of objects with smart guides

Tables

  • Complex, as well as nested and multi-page tables
  • Merge, split and rotate cells
  • Repeating rows (headings are automatically repeated at the top of each new page)
  • Sort text and tables
  • Table styles

Language tools

  • Automatic spell-check: Incorrectly written words are underlined in red
  • NEW: Automatic correction of common typos in many languages
  • Spell checking in more than 75 languages, automatic hyphenation in 35 languages
  • Synonym dictionaries for ten languages
  • For German spell checking and grammar checking, the latest version of Duden Korrektor is included. [SoftMaker Office NX Universal and Professional]
  • Text style analysis helps you write better German texts. [SoftMaker Office NX Universal]
  • NEW: Automatic translation of documents with DeepL in 30 languages [SoftMaker Office NX Universal]
  • NEW: ChatGPT's artificial intelligence writes new texts on any subject for you, summarizes existing texts and improves the grammar and style of your texts – and does so in many languages! [SoftMaker Office NX Universal]

Functions for complex documents

  • Outline view for structuring documents
  • Track changes tracks all changes made to documents and enables you to accept/reject them later.
  • Comments are shown as balloons in the right-hand margin of your pages
  • Cross references, footnotes, endnotes, indexes, tables of contents, bibliographies
  • Integrates directly with the citation and reference management software Zotero, making the creation of academic documents easier than ever. [SoftMaker Office NX Universal and Professional]
  • Image captions and tables of figures
  • Create and fill forms with input fields, checkboxes, dropdown lists, calculations, etc.

Extras

  • Unicode-enabled with extended support for Asian fonts and Arabic
  • TextMaker is an OLE server and can insert its documents into any other program. [Windows]
  • Integrated equation editor [Windows]
  • Macro programming with BasicMaker and other programming languages [Windows]
  • Easy creation of mail merges using SQLite, XLSX, PMDX, dBASE and CSV files
  • Integrated database module for SQLite, XLSX, PMDX, dBASE and CSV files
  • Change the structure of databases
  • Convert existing dBASE databases to SQLite format
  • Insert individual addresses in letterheads
  • Create and print labels from the database

PlanMaker

Spreadsheets

PlanMaker for Windows, Mac and Linux: Open, edit and save XLSX and XLS files true to the original

Learn more about PlanMaker for Windows, Mac and Linux,
the GDPR-compliant alternative to Microsoft Excel.

Files and printing

  • Worksheets can be losslessly exchanged between any version of PlanMaker on any operating system.
  • Open and save XLSX and XLS from Microsoft Excel 5.0 to 2021 and Excel 365 true to the original, including password-protected files
  • NEW: Improved import and export assistant for text files
  • NEW: Import and export assistant for SQLite and dBASE databases
  • Create PDF and PDF/A files directly in PlanMaker
  • A wide range of PDF export options, e.g., password protection, PDF encryption, accessibility, font embedding and NEW: image compression
  • Scale the printout so that it fits on a specified number of pages (five different scaling methods)
  • Print 2, 4, 8 or 16 pages on one sheet of paper [Windows]
  • Page break preview helps you prepare worksheets for printing
  • Send by e-mail and NEW: share worksheets in a format of your choice (e.g., XLSX or PDF)

Comprehensive calculation capabilities

  • More than 430 calculation functions
  • Worksheets with 1 million rows and 16,384 columns
  • Calculation with complex numbers and array functions
  • Numbers can be formatted as currency units, with fixed decimal places and thousands separators, as percentages or fractions, as dates and times, etc.
  • Perpetual time format (20:00 + 5:00 is 25:00 and not 1:00) which also allows negative times
  • AutoSum, AutoProduct, etc.
  • AutoFill: intelligent filling of cell areas with values and rows of values
  • External references (calculations that access data in other files)

Editing worksheets

  • Freeze rows and columns
  • Cell comments
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Formula auditing helps to troubleshoot worksheets
  • Input validation (data validation)
  • AutoComplete for cells
  • Select and format multiple worksheets simultaneously
  • Sheet, workbook and document protection with encryption

Analyzing data

  • With pivot tables, you can display data in a targeted manner according to your individual specifications, summarize it, sort it into categories, compare and evaluate it.
  • Goal seeker
  • Scenarios
  • Create database ranges within worksheets
  • Data grouping (outline view)
  • Sort by up to 64 columns
  • NEW: Sort by color
  • Transpose cell ranges
  • AutoFilter and special filters
  • NEW: Filter by color
  • Database functions for totals, averages, variance, etc.
  • Tables – defined areas of the worksheet that can be quickly formatted, modified and analyzed

Creating attractive worksheets

  • Cell styles like in Microsoft Excel 2021
  • Conditional formatting like in Microsoft Excel 2021
  • Transfer formatting with the format painter
  • Borders, shading and fill patterns
  • Real-time preview of formatting changes
  • Rotate and merge cells
  • Center across columns
  • Create and complete forms with input fields, checkboxes, dropdown lists, etc.
  • Headers and footers (split into left, center and right sections)
  • Colored tabs for worksheets
  • Set the size of the tabs in the worksheet register

Pictures and drawings

  • Comprehensive drawing and picture functions: Draw and design directly in the worksheet with Excel-compatible AutoShapes
  • Insert images in a range of file formats
  • Powerful graphics functions such as mirror effects, soft shadows and transparencies
  • NEW: Compress inserted pictures
  • Crop images directly in the document
  • Change brightness, contrast and gamma of images directly in PlanMaker
  • Fill drawings with colors, patterns, images and gradients
  • Photo frames
  • Connector lines between objects
  • Large symbol library for flowcharts and organizational charts
  • TextArt feature for font effects
  • Perfect positioning of objects with smart guides

Presenting and visualizing data

  • Powerful Excel-compatible chart module for impressive charts
  • Insert more than 80 different types of charts, for example, bar charts, histograms and pie charts
  • Each chart element can be individually formatted with any fill pattern or color gradient.
  • Impressive effects on charts: soft shadows, beveled edges, transparencies, lighting sources, etc.
  • Charts can be rotated in 3D space.

Extras

  • Unicode-enabled, including Arabic
  • PlanMaker is an OLE server and can insert its worksheets and charts into any other program. [Windows]
  • Macro programming with BasicMaker and other programming languages [Windows]

 

  • Spell checking in 20 languages and automatic hyphenation in 35 languages
  • NEW: Automatic correction of common typos in many languages

Presentations

Presentation software

Presentations for Windows, Mac and Linux: Open, edit and save PPTX and PPT files true to the original

Learn more about Presentations for Windows, Mac and Linux,
the GDPR-compliant alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint.

Files and printing

  • Presentations can be losslessly exchanged between any version of SoftMaker Presentations on any operating system.
  • Open and save PPTX and PPT files from Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2021 and PowerPoint 365 true to the original, including password-protected files
  • Create PDF and PDF/A files directly in Presentations with your choice of slides, outlines, handouts and notes
  • A wide range of PDF export options, e.g., password protection, PDF encryption, accessibility, font embedding and NEW: image compression
  • NEW: Create PPTX and PRDX documents with embedded fonts, now also on Linux and macOS
  • Export entire presentations as graphic files or HTML web pages
  • Export entire presentations as videos
  • Create portable slide shows that can be played on any Windows computer – even if no presentation graphics program is installed.
  • Send by e-mail and NEW: share presentations in a format of your choice (e.g., PPTX or PDF)

Design

  • Numerous attractive design templates do the design work for you.
  • Each template comes with an array of matching color schemes
  • Design your own color schemes and switch between them at the touch of a button
  • Slide layouts for flexible slide design
  • Universal placeholders that can be filled with text, pictures, tables, videos or sounds
  • Sophisticated slide master concept (compatible with PowerPoint 2007-2021)
  • Real-time preview of formatting changes
  • Numerous picture bullets included

Pictures and drawings

  • Comprehensive drawing and picture functions: Draw and design directly in your document with PowerPoint-compatible AutoShapes
  • Insert images in a range of file formats
  • Powerful graphics functions such as mirror effects, soft shadows and transparencies
  • NEW: Compress inserted pictures
  • Crop images directly in the document
  • Change brightness, contrast and gamma of pictures directly in FreeOffice Presentations
  • Fill drawings with colors, patterns, images and gradients
  • Photo frames
  • Connector lines between objects
  • Large symbol library for flowcharts and organizational charts
  • TextArt feature for font effects
  • Insert more than 80 different types of charts, e.g., bar charts, histograms and pie charts
  • Perfect positioning of objects with smart guides

Multimedia

  • Easily insert and play movie and sound files
  • Automatic or action-triggered playing (click or mouse-over) of multimedia files
  • Play sounds across slides
  • Insert image collections

Animations and slide transitions

  • Hundreds of different object and text animations available
  • Ready-made animation schemes for animating entire presentations at once
  • NEW: Numerous breathtaking animations and slide transitions based on OpenGL and Metal

Flexible presentation

  • Both user-controlled and automatic presentations without a speaker (kiosk mode)
  • Interactively present slide shows with a virtual pen and highlighter
  • Presenter view – the slide show runs on one monitor or projector for the audience, and the second monitor offers tools for the presenter.
  • Notes as a memory aid for the speaker
  • Handouts for the audience
  • Full-screen view

Managing and outlining

  • Outliner (outline view)
  • Integrated slide sorter for managing and reordering the slides

Extras

  • Unicode-enabled, including Arabic
  • Presentations is an OLE server and can insert its slides into any other program. [Windows]
  • Spell checking in 20 languages and automatic hyphenation in 35 languages

 

  • Synonym dictionaries for ten languages
  • NEW: Automatic correction of common typos in many languages

Languages

Documents

With SoftMaker Office, you can edit documents in all languages (even Arabic).

User interface (menus and dialogs)

English (UK, United States), German, Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil), Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Hungarian, Slovenian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Greek, Turkish, Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh, Arabic, Indonesian, Chinese (simplified), Japanese, Korean

Spellcheck

Europe: German (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), English (United Kingdom), Welsh, French (France), Breton, Occitan, Spanish (Spain), Galician, Basque, Catalan, Portuguese (Portugal), Italian, Latin, Maltese, Luxembourgish, Dutch, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian (Bokmål, Nynorsk), Swedish (Sweden, Finland), Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Hungarian, Slovenian, Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian (Latin, Cyrillic), Macedonian, Albanian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Greek, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Russian, Tatar

North, Central and South America: English (United States), English (Canada), French (Canada), Spanish (Latin America), Portuguese (Brazil), Quechua

Africa: English (South Africa), Afrikaans, Swahili, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu

Middle East: Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Yiddish

Asia: Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Tajik, Turkmen, Indonesian, Malay, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean

Oceania: English (Australia, New Zealand)

Synonym dictionaries (thesauri)

English (UK, United States), German (Germany, Switzerland), French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch

Automatic hyphenation

English (UK, United States), German (pre-reform and post-reform), Swiss German (pre-reform and post-reform), French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil), Dutch, Danish, Norwegian (Bokmål, Nynorsk), Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian (Latin, Cyrillic), Hungarian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Greek, Turkish, Russian, Ukrainian, Indonesian

Automatic translation

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil), Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Slovenian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Greek, Turkish, Ukrainian, Russian, Indonesian, Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, Korean

 

System requirements

Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 11, 10, 8, 7
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or later

SoftMaker Office is compatible with application servers such as Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Terminal Server.

Mac

SoftMaker Office supports all macOS versions starting with 10.14.

You receive native programs for Intel and Apple CPUs (M1, M2).

Linux

SoftMaker Office supports all major 64-bit (x86_64 and amd64) Linux distributions.

We test SoftMaker Office with the current versions of the following distributions and recommend choosing one of them:

Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, openSUSE, Fedora, Manjaro