SoftMaker FreeOffice: A Fully-featured Free Office Suite For Windows

Microsoft Office has always been the first choice of Windows users. But there are many who may are on the lookout for a free office alternative. We have already covered many free Microsoft Office alternatives such as, Kingsoft Office Libre Office, etc. Today, we will cover  SoftMaker FreeOffice.

SoftMaker FreeOffice

SoftMaker Free Office for Windows is a full-featured and easy-to-use Office suite for Windows, developed by a German company – SoftMaker.

The program includes:

  1. A Word processor named as Text Maker
  2. An Excel compatible spreadsheet application called PlanMaker and
  3. A presentation graphic application that is compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint – Softmaker Presentations.

SoftMaker Free Office TextMaker

When you open this application via Start>Programs>TextMaker, a window is displayed. It asks for your name and address. This is not for the purpose of registering the program, but for automatically personalizing the document templates for letters, fax, etc, that come with the program.

If you want, you can change this information at any given time.

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All the TextMaker’s commands are in the form of clearly arranged menus and are visible under the Title Bar.

If you are interested in accessing the program’s functions quickly, there’s a standard toolbar shown under the menu bar. Also, below the Standard toolbar there’s the Formatting toolbar that allows you to examine and modify the most commonly used formats (Font, Bold, Italic, etc) for the texts.

SoftMaker Free Office PlanMaker

This application has been particularly designed for providing maximum benefits to its users while minimizing time and efforts.

Office PlanMaker includes more than 330 built-in arithmetic functions and an integrated chart module that lets you present numbers vividly in charts for creating attractive worksheets via various formatting options.

There are cell styles and character styles available with which you can apply frequently needed formatting with a key press.

The main screen shows an Edit Toolbar that contains the following control elements:

  • Cell Address – Displays the address of the currently active cells at the very left.
  • Symbols and input field for editing cell contents – The input field allows you to edit content of the current cell.

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SoftMaker Free Office Presentations:

With this application, one can create stunning and informative presentations quickly. You can combine images and sounds in your presentations and create slide transitions in numerous styles and variations.

Many templates are included to help you find an attractive design for your presentation. The document window, used for editing your presentations, occupies the largest part of the screen. The main screen consists of 2 main components

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SoftMaker FreeOffice is not a complete suite like Microsoft Office. For instance, it does not include an email client like Outlook and some other elements. But otherwise, you will find the program thoroughly useful. And the best part? It is free!

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.
  • Fayazdo

    You forgot to mention the different document types it supports. Compatibility with other office suites is very important, well at least I think so. My point being that although I have tried it and love the speed and interface of Softmaker FreeOffice, I can not consider it an alternative to either MS Office (shareware), or LibreOffice which is freeware (open source). Reason being that Softmaker decided to hold back on supporting DOCX documents in their free version. To me that means bad compatibility with the rest of the world and therefor Softmaker FreeOffice is not an option. No DOCX support = No compatibility = No go.
    Sorry Softmaker..

  • Saxenahem2507

    Yes, I missed to mention the file format the software supports. Free Office supports RTF and OpenDocuments as your file format. And can export documents to PDF format. It does read and write files in DOCX format but as you mentioned the feature is only present in its commercial version – Office2012.

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