SoftMaker Office

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SoftMaker Office
Original author(s)SoftMaker
Initial release1994; 24 years ago (1994)[1][2]
Stable release
SoftMaker Office 2018 for Windows
SoftMaker Office 2018 for Mac
SoftMaker Office 2018 for Linux
FreeOffice 2018 for Windows
FreeOffice 2018 for Linux
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Linux, Android, Pocket PCs, Windows CE, Windows Mobile, Qtopia[3]
LicenseProprietary (commercial or freeware/registerware)

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

SoftMaker Office 2006 and 2008, previously available for purchase, were later released as freeware,[4][5][6] and later still superseded by SoftMaker FreeOffice.[7]


SoftMaker Office includes:

The package SoftMaker Office Professional additionally includes:


SoftMaker Office has many functions of office suites such as Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Apache OpenOffice or WordPerfect Office, and can also run from USB flash drives and supports integrated reference works. It has its own native formats, and can read and write file formats of Microsoft Office,[8] OpenDocument format (word processor only[8]), RTF and HTML. It can export to PDF. Multi-language spell-checking, hyphenation and thesaurus is supported, and it has an integrated five-language translation dictionary (English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish).

The user interface is similar to Microsoft Office's.

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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. Archived from the original on 26 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.
  8. ^ a b c't 14/2018

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