SoftMaker Office

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SoftMaker Office
Original author(s) SoftMaker
Initial release 1994[1][2]
Stable release 2012
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Linux, Android, Pocket PCs, Windows CE, Windows Mobile, Qtopia[3]
License Proprietary (commercial or freeware/registerware)

SoftMaker Office is an office suite developed since 1987 by the German company SoftMaker Software GmbH, Nuremberg.[3]

Some previously commercial versions of SoftMaker Office were later released as freeware (SoftMaker Office 2006 and SoftMaker Office 2008);[4][5][6] however, these were superseded by SoftMaker FreeOffice.[7]


SoftMaker Office includes:

The package SoftMaker Office Professional includes additional


SoftMaker Office has many functions of the correspondent programs from MS Office, or WordPerfect Office and also adds features such as its ability to run off USB flash drives and integrated reference works. It uses not only its own native formats, but it can read and write Microsoft Office file formats as well as OpenDocument format (word processor only), RTF and HTML. Export to PDF function is included. Multi-language spell-checking, hyphenation and thesaurus is supported; furthermore an integrated five-language translation dictionary (English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish).

The user interface is similar to Microsoft Office's look and feel.

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  1. ^ Andy Updegrove (5 July 2006). "The Emerging ODF Environment, Part IV: Spotlight on SoftMaker Office 2006". Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Infos zu PlanMaker 97". 3 June 1997. Archived from the original on 3 June 1997. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Lindner, Mirko (15 November 2012). "SoftMaker Office 2012" (in German). Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "SoftMaker Office 2008 now available for free". 22 May 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "SoftMaker Office 2006 for Windows". 2009. Archived from the original on 14 March 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Register SoftMaker Office 2006 for Windows". Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  7. ^ FreeOffice page at the SoftMaker web site.

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