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Softmaker FreeOffice 2018 offers seamless Microsoft compatibility


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:31 PM

SOFTMAKER HAS revealed a new version of FreeOffice - the freebie version of its alternative Office suite for Windows, Mac and Linux.

As Microsoft prepares to launch Office 2019, one of the best free packages on the market has been revamped to include, amongst other things, a ribbon dock.

Softmaker is proud to boast that even enterprises can use FreeOffice, although the paid-for tier is still available. It contains Textmaker 2018 (Word), Planmaker 2018 (Excel) and Presentations 2018 (Powerpoint).

 

It's compatible with open source document types and for the first time, it can manage Office formats "without compromise", plus if you're an old-school type, you can turn the ribbon off and go back to old school radio buttons.

"In our view, the new interface and the improved compatibility with Microsoft Office make FreeOffice 2018 a must-have for 2018," says Martin Kotulla, CEO of SoftMaker. "If you are looking for a no-cost office package, there is no way around FreeOffice 2018."

Also included are PDF and EPUB exports, and full compatibility with older Microsoft formats such as .doc too.

 

https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3032417/softmaker-freeoffice-2018-offers-seamless-microsoft-compatibility

 

http://www.freeoffice.com/en/


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:48 PM

Thanks John, I will give it a whirl. I am currently using Libre Office and it's pretty good, but I am always open to something better if it is out there.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:19 PM

Even though my requirements for MS Office compatibility are low, I've been a SoftMaker Office user for some years.

 

They also publicly release a free font each month:

 

http://www.freefont.de/index_en.htm


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:33 PM

Yeah, I imported some Excel files and Work files, and they came in perfectly clean. So far I am liking this better than Libre Office. Editing text in Calc is a royal pain in Libre Office, super simple in Softmaker Planmaker.


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