What's new in
SoftMaker Office?

New features in TextMaker, PlanMaker and Presentations

  • You can now compress inserted pictures. This reduces the file size, makes for smaller PDF files and speeds up printing. [SoftMaker Office NX Universal and Professional]
  • During PDF export, pictures can now be exported in a lower resolution, resulting in more compact PDF files.
  • Automatic correction of common typos in many languages
  • Latest version of Duden Korrektor for checking German grammar
  • You can now insert QR codes and barcodes (EAN-13, EAN-8, Code128) into your documents. [SoftMaker Office NX Universal and Professional]
  • SoftMaker Office for Mac now uses Metal graphics acceleration instead of OpenGL.
  • In the dialog box New document, there is now an additional list view that simply shows a list of files instead of thumbnails.
  • When pasting from the clipboard, you can choose between keeping the source formatting, applying the target formatting, pasting unformatted and merging the formatting.
  • You can now insert pictures in WEBP format in all programs.
  • Better handling of spell checking: SoftMaker and Hunspell dictionaries are now automatically downloaded when they are first used.
  • Grouped objects can now be edited more easily.
  • The complete document path can now be displayed if required in the program's title bar (can be set via the Options dialog box).
  • The applications now retrieve the font list via official functions of the operating system. As a result, fonts are also found in other folders, and font filtering by programs such as Font Book and Font Menu Cleaner also affects SoftMaker Office.
  • Clean font list: The new setting "Load only fonts relevant for installed keyboard layouts" hides the fonts in the font list that you normally don't need. Example: You don't have a Chinese keyboard layout installed, so you probably don't need Chinese fonts.
  • You can now also directly enter the hex value of a Unicode character in Insert | Symbol.
  • When inserting a hyperlink, a text is automatically suggested, but you can still edit it.
  • Improved dark mode with dark sidebars
  • Dark mode can now turn on and off automatically when your operating system changes to "dark" or "light".
  • In addition to sending documents via e-mail, there is now also a "Share" command that can share the document with Windows apps.
  • When replacing text, Undo now undoes each step individually.
  • When printing, the Apple print dialog is shown immediately, skipping the CUPS options.
  • Documents are now saved in such a way that file attributes such as "Compressed", "Icon position on desktop", "Owner", etc., are preserved.
  • In Windows 11, the appearance of the programs is harmoniously adapted to the operating system.
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The fast and compatible alternative to Microsoft Word

  • 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]
  • Automatic document translation into numerous languages with DeepL [SoftMaker Office NX Universal]
  • It is now possible to select multiple non-contiguous text ranges with the Ctrl key.
  • Easy document comparison thanks to synchronous scrolling of two documents displayed side by side
  • Use the new Finalize command to remove personal information from documents. [SoftMaker Office NX Universal and Professional]
  • The function Read aloud reads your document to you. [SoftMaker Office NX Universal and Professional]
  • You can now create TMDX and DOCX documents with embedded fonts. The recipient will then see your documents in your chosen fonts, without having to own those fonts.
  • Track Changes now displays deletions in the comments pane instead of directly in the document if desired.
  • New view mode Book layout that displays the first page of a document on the right in two-page view.
  • Paragraph and character styles can now be filtered by "All styles", "Styles in use" and "Styles in document".
  • An element for rotating table cells is now available on the ribbon Table.
  • EPUB export now creates smaller files because it optionally exports pictures at a lower resolution. [SoftMaker Office NX Universal and Professional]
  • There are now numbered lists with leading zeros.
  • The numbering in lists can now also be right-aligned.
  • You can generate dummy text by entering =rand() or =lorem().
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The fast and compatible alternative to Microsoft Excel

  • SQLite databases can now be imported and exported.
  • Sort by color (cell color and font color)
  • The AutoFilter can now also filter by color.
  • When opening CSV files, the order of dates can be specified: DMY, MDY, YMD
  • When opening CSV files, you can now specify decimal separators and thousands separators that are different from the settings of the operating system.
  • Chart titles, axis titles and data labels can now be dynamically retrieved from cells.
  • The text in AutoShapes can now dynamically refer to a cell (right-click on the AutoShape, "Link to a cell").
  • On the ribbon tab Formulas, there is a new element that can be used to conveniently select the recalculation options.
  • Pivot tables can be sorted using user-defined lists.
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The fast and compatible alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint

  • You can now enter notes below the slide.
  • New PowerPoint-compatible dynamic slide transitions
  • Sound in presentations can now also be played in Linux.
  • Videos in presentations can now also be played in Linux.
  • You can now create presentations with embedded fonts in Linux and on the Mac. The recipient will then see your presentations in your chosen fonts, without having to own those fonts.