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SoftMaker FreeOffice 2012 SFS & PET
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vicmz

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Apr 2013, 22:19    Post subject:  SoftMaker FreeOffice 2012 SFS & PET
Subject description: 64MB, works in almost any Puppy
 

Shared with permission of SoftMaker Software GmbH

martin-k@freeoffice-forum wrote:
This is OK as long as you ask for permission and point people to the FreeOffice registration page.
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Download from:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qtdcfn63u8dj7ma/softmaker_freeoffice-2012.sfs (SFS, 64 Mb with all available languages built in)

http://www1.datafilehost.com/d/4e081ee1 (PET, 64 Mb with all available languages built in)

Get the free serial number by registering here (choose Download SoftMaker FreeOffice for Linux):

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

More info:

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

A free font each month (as in free beer):

http://www.freefont.de

Free (as in freedom) font collection PET:

http://smokey01.com/saluki/pet_packages-saluki/extra-fonts-1.0.pet
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rameshiyer

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Apr 2013, 23:39    Post subject: Softmake
Subject description: compatible with MS
 

Whether it will handle/open XML document which was saved in Microsoft Office 2007
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vicmz

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Apr 2013, 08:47    Post subject: Re: Softmake
Subject description: compatible with MS
 

rameshiyer wrote:
Whether it will handle/open XML document which was saved in Microsoft Office 2007


SoftMaker FreeOffice Site wrote:
Opens DOCX files of Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010 faithfully, including those with password protection


It doesn't save to DOCX.

SoftMaker FreeOffice Site wrote:
Opens and saves OpenDocument and OpenOffice.org documents


I haven't tested this further but it says we can.

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don570


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PostPosted: Mon 22 Apr 2013, 13:32    Post subject:  

To vicmz..

I think you are mixed up because the Softmaker web site for the
free version is totally separate from the commercial version.
It's called 'FreeOffice' now. The free version only opens docx documents.



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FreeOffice TextMaker: Features
Easy data exchange

Direct document exchange with TextMaker 2012, 2010, 2008, and 2006 on all operating systems
Opens and saves DOC files of Microsoft Word 6.0 to 2010 faithfully, including those with password protection
Opens DOCX files of Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010 faithfully, including those with password protection
Opens and saves OpenDocument and OpenOffice.org documents
Opens and saves RTF, HTML, Pocket Word, and plain-text files
Wizard for importing and exporting plain-text files
Create PDF files (even PDF forms) directly from TextMaker
Windows only: Print 2, 4, 8, or 16 pages on one sheet of paper


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Bananarama

Joined: 17 Dec 2012
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Apr 2013, 06:54    Post subject: Much better than LibreOffice!  

I need to exchange a lot of files with people using Microsoft Office. LibreOffice and OpenOffice used to mess up 90% ogf Word, excel, and PowerPoint. FreeOffice was the very best free office suite I ever used, because of it's great interoperability with MSO, it's speed, good UI etc.

Now I bought the commercial version SoftMaker Office for Linux, because I wanted to have the option also to SAVE in docx, plus several new features. I spent $69 for three licenses, and I find it amazing, it opens many new options FreeOffice doesn't have. Everyone who likes freeOffice as much as I did should think about spending these few bucks for an upgrade to SoftMaker Office, it's definitely worth it.
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don570


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PostPosted: Wed 01 May 2013, 17:38    Post subject:  

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SoftMaker Office Standard 2012 offers many improvements over FreeOffice. Here are the 10 most important reasons to switch:

Seamless import and export of the modern Microsoft formats DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX

Spell checking using high-quality commercial dictionaries

Synonym dictionaries (thesauri) in eight languages

Documents are presented in tabs, just like in a web browser.

The extended sidebar gives you a bird's eye view over your document and its stylesheets.

An equation editor for mathematical formulas

Expanded graphics effects such as soft shadows and glow and mirror effects

PlanMaker: Formula auditing, watch window, data consolidation, scenarios, text to columns and more

SoftMaker Presentations: Breathtaking DirectX-based animations and slide transitions
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vicmz

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PostPosted: Wed 01 May 2013, 19:01    Post subject: Re: Much better than LibreOffice!  

Bananarama wrote:
LibreOffice and OpenOffice used to mess up 90% ogf Word, excel, and PowerPoint.


I agree, but:

Bananarama wrote:
Much better than LibreOffice!


Unless you really have a necessity to operate with DOCX files, use macros and edit/save changes in more than one computer, this statement is overreacted. Then there's the personal feel: I always use both LibreOffice and FreeOffice, but I use LibreOffice the most, simply because its GUI is more comfortable and customizable to me. I use FreeOffice to edit difficult DOCX files and for presentations that should be opened in a Windows computer.

That said, we all must have freedom to access to our favourite software, even buy it if we wish, that's why I shared this package.

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PostPosted: Sat 04 May 2013, 12:56    Post subject:  

PET version added, see 1st post
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Bananarama

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PostPosted: Tue 07 May 2013, 04:52    Post subject: @vicmz  

"That said, we all must have freedom to access to our favourite software, even buy it if we wish, that's why I shared this package."

Of course you are right.

I don't find the GUI of LibreOffice comfortable, you do, that's ok.
But we both seem to agree that the interoperability of FreeOffice <-> Microsoft Office is much better than LO <-> MSO.

This was the main reason for me to quit working with LibreOffice, a seamless data exchange is possible with FreeOffice, but truly annoying with LO. Plus, FreeOffice only needs a fraction of LO's resources, and is much faster. I recommend FreeOffice to everyone, but each to his own.
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PostPosted: Fri 10 May 2013, 13:34    Post subject: Re: @vicmz  

Bananarama wrote:
we both seem to agree that the interoperability of FreeOffice <-> Microsoft Office is much better than LO <-> MSO.


Bananarama wrote:
Plus, FreeOffice only needs a fraction of LO's resources, and is much faster.


Yes. These are the main advantages of SoftMaker Office, both free and paid. It's ideal for old computers and low-resource machines. Even if your computer is actually powerful, it's still perfect for quick access and for working through many computers with different operative systems.

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cimarron

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Aug 2013, 08:03    Post subject:  

Wow, FreeOffice is impressive. It handled my wife's 236-page book manuscript easily, even displaying the MS Word tracked changes properly. And docx displays perfectly. So much faster and lighter than LibreOffice.

The sfs ran great on my Lupu 5.1, with 256M RAM. Thanks for this!
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kros54

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Location: member of Hungarian Puppy Linux Community

PostPosted: Wed 30 Oct 2013, 10:41    Post subject:  

Indeed, SoftMaker Office/ FreeOffice great alternative.
Better than Abiword/Gnumeric, and much less than the LibreOffice program.
Hungarian packages are also available.
Only Hungarian, SoftmakerOffice2008: ftp://puppylinux.hu/puppylinux/office/SoftMakerOffice2008_hu.pet (only 11 MB!)
Free Office: ftp://puppylinux.hu/puppylinux/office/softmaker-freeoffice_676-01_i386_hun_mini.pet (25 MB)
(Made by hungarian forum member, Zsola)
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Pelo


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PostPosted: Sun 24 Nov 2013, 06:52    Post subject: Don't overdo things
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in my opinion, using Puppy with so big suites as Libre office is contradictory with the domestic use spirit.
SFS Koffice is lighter 79MB and include other tools.
For my own, i got big office suites intalled on... my windows 7. When (rarely) needed, I go there. Windows has to be used fom time to time. No need to install JRE within Puppy, which keeps lightness and speed.
Nevertheless, Freeoffice can open very complicated microsoft Word documents (with macros) and 79MB (or less) is not much.
Puppy must be used as a pocket knife, and if you withdraw the word 'pocket', then Puppy is not Puppy.
My free office doesn't start ? would you know why (too light ?) .
PS : i have loaded yr version, suscribed, everything works well.
Merci.
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gampr01

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Jan 2014, 12:40    Post subject: Re: SoftMaker FreeOffice 2012 SFS & PET
Subject description: 64MB, works in almost any Puppy
 

A great office suite, worked on my Wary 5.5 on ancient P3-500 256 RAM with very acceptable speed, loads 5 times quicker than Open Office 4 on same machine! Thanks!
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vicmz

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Apr 2014, 20:57    Post subject:  

This week I shared a presentation made in FreeOffice with a colleague who doesn't use Linux. She could flawlessly open, edit and save it to send it back. Then we shared it with everyone and they had no problems either. It's not like I didn't know, but this is the first time I share documents with a bigger group of people. And to think that they're likely to have diverse system versions and settings. It's worth to buy the commercial versions if you're able to.
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