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The convenient and compatible alternative to Microsoft Word

Word processor TextMaker, the convenient and compatible alternative to Microsoft Word.
TextMaker is convenient, powerful and compatible.
This is what the best alternative to Microsoft Word looks like.
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Compatible with Word. No compromises.

This is what seamless document exchange looks like.

DOCX is the default file format of TextMaker. This lets you skip the annoying import and export: You can open documents created with TextMaker in Microsoft Word, and vice-versa – directly, without conversion.

With TextMaker, the alternative to Microsoft Word, you can also edit DOC and RTF files and create high-quality PDF and PDF/A files from your documents, as well as e-books in EPUB format.

Universally applicable

TextMaker: Universally applicable

The all-rounder for use at home, in academics and in business.

TextMaker gives you the desired results fast and effectively:

  • Daily correspondence is handled quickly with TextMaker. Time-savers such as the built-in address book, automatic marks for folding pages and attractive document templates make creating letters, mail merges, labels and envelopes child's play.
  • Create attractive flyers, invitation cards and posters in no time at all using the sophisticated desktop-publishing functions of TextMaker, such as its unique object mode, intelligent object guides, object frames and master pages.
  • TextMaker offers a comprehensive tool set for academic work, such as footnotes, endnotes, bibliographies, cross references, image captions, as well as indexes, tables of contents and tables of figures. The built-in Zotero support makes citations, bibliographies and reference management easier than ever.
  • Navigate through long texts quickly with two customizable sidebars and structure them using the built-in outliner.

Language tools for professionals

TextMaker: Powerful language tools

You'll never be at a loss of words with TextMaker.

The spell checker finds spelling mistakes in more than 75 languages – at the very moment you are making them.

The built-in Duden Korrektor is recognized as the best German spelling and grammar checker. It finds errors that even experienced proofreaders miss.

The new translation function translates entire documents or parts of them into 30 languages using the sophisticated DeepL translation technology. The formatting and layout of your document will be preserved.

Thanks to the real-time word counter, you always know the exact size of your documents – great if you need to stay within certain length limits.

The integrated ten-language thesaurus helps you find the right words and the automatic hyphenation splits words reliably in 35 languages.

With the research function, you can select any term in your document and look it up in a large number of online dictionaries and encyclopedias.

A team player

TextMaker: Powerful language tools

TextMaker is a team player.

Do you work on a document together with colleagues? TextMaker tracks all changes which you make to a document. Later, you can either accept or reject these changes, no matter whether you work with TextMaker or Word.

Equally, you can insert comments, which appear – just as in Word – as balloons in the right-hand margin.

Beautiful pages in a snap

TextMaker: Design effectively

Tremendous design options

TextMaker awakens your creativity. You can place pictures, drawings, text frames, etc. freely in the document using TextMaker's unique object mode. You can not only crop images directly in TextMaker, but also liven them up with manifold effects such as soft shadows, mirror effects, 3D rotations and attractive photo frames.

With master pages, you can watermark each page or place repeated graphics objects in your document. The integrated TextArt feature lets you create flashy slogans within seconds. If you don't want to do the design by yourself, the numerous appealing templates are a great starting point for your documents.

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TextMaker NX and 2024

Your Microsoft Word alternative for all cases

TextMaker combines powerful word processing with tremendous design options. Create better documents in less time thanks to TextMaker, the convenient and compatible alternative to Microsoft Word.

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TextMaker is part of SoftMaker Office NX and 2024. Download the free beta version!

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