SoftMaker Office 2021 features

All applications

  • SoftMaker Office uses the Microsoft Office formats DOCX, XLSX and PPTX natively, obviating the need to convert documents for colleagues or business partners.
  • Create PDF files directly out of every application.
  • NEW: Create archival PDFs in PDF/A format for long-term preservation of documents.
  • 32-bit and 64-bit versions in the same package.
  • NEW: Enhanced version management that keeps a freely selectable number of manually and automatically saved versions of each file and enables you to revert to any previous version.
  • NEW: Powerful research function: Select terms in your document and look them up in a large variety of online dictionaries and encyclopedias.
  • Can be installed to a USB flash drive so that it can be used on any PC without installation.
  • NEW: The new license lets you use SoftMaker Office 2021 on up to five computers running any combination of Windows, macOS or Linux.
  • Free customer support provided directly by SoftMaker.

User Interface

  • You can use SoftMaker Office either with modern ribbons or with classic menus and toolbars.
  • Ribbons are customizable.
  • Quick access toolbar for frequently used commands.
  • Switch to dark mode to reduce eyestrain.
  • Touchscreen mode with larger icons and wider spacing.
  • Support for high-resolution 4K screens.
  • Open documents either in tabs or in separate windows – just like in a web browser.
  • Drag document tabs to the desktop to “undock” them to a separate window, or drag them to the tab bar to convert them to a document tab again.
  • Rearrange document tabs using drag & drop.
  • Pin documents and templates in the file and template history for quick access to often-needed files.
  • NEW: The New document dialog box offers previews of document templates.
  • NEW: The improved user interface for object sizing enables you to arrange pictures, drawings, text frames and other objects more conveniently.

Files and printing

  • Documents can be exchanged between any version of TextMaker on any operating system with no loss of fidelity.
  • Open and save DOCX and DOC files from Microsoft Word 6.0 to 2019 faithfully to the original, including password-protected files.
  • Open and save OpenDocument files (compatible with OpenOffice and LibreOffice).
  • Open and save documents in RTF, HTML, Pocket Word, ASCII and Unicode formats.
  • Open WordPerfect documents (.wpd) [WINDOWS].
  • Assistant for importing and exporting text files.
  • Create PDF files and PDF forms directly in TextMaker.
  • NEW: Create archival PDFs in PDF/A format for long-term preservation of documents.
  • Tagged PDFs and bookmarks in PDF files.
  • Export to the e-book format EPUB [SoftMaker Office Professional].
  • Print 2, 4, 8 or 16 pages on one sheet of paper [WINDOWS].
  • Send documents in a freely selectable format (e.g. DOCX, DOC or PDF) by e-mail.

Editing and formatting

  • NEW: Create attractive documents based on the new document templates.
  • Insert fields, such as date/time, page number, author, consecutive numbers, etc.
  • SmartText: for example, type “asap” and “as soon as possible” appears immediately.
  • Real-time word and keystroke counter in the status bar.
  • Calculations in text and tables.
  • Borders, shadings, fill patterns, drop caps, paragraph control.
  • NEW: Automatically add fold marks to your pages to make sure you fold them right for an envelope.
  • Hidden and protected text.
  • Paragraph and character styles.
  • Real-time preview of formatting changes.
  • Stylesheet manager: Manage styles and transfer them between documents.
  • Transfer formatting with the format painter.
  • Automatic numbering of lines, paragraphs, lists and headings.
  • True master pages, not just simple headers and footers.

Graphics and drawings

  • Comprehensive drawing and image functions: Draw and design directly in your document with Word-compatible AutoShapes.
  • NEW: Convert AutoShapes to curves.
  • NEW: Create sophisticated designs by combining multiple AutoShapes into one.
  • Insert images in a range of file formats.
  • NEW: Design attractive documents using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) files.
  • Powerful graphics functions such as mirror effects, soft shadows and transparencies.
  • Images can be cropped directly in the document.
  • Change brightness, contrast and gamma of images directly in TextMaker.
  • Fill drawings with colors, patterns, images and gradients.
  • Photo frames.
  • Contour wrap.
  • Connector lines between objects.
  • Large symbols library for flowcharts and org charts.
  • TextArt feature for type effects.
  • Insert more than 80 different types of charts, e.g. bar charts, histograms and pie charts.
  • Use smart guides for fast and precise alignment of objects with one another.

Tables

  • Complex, as well as nested and multi-page tables.
  • Cells can be merged, split and rotated.
  • Repeating header lines (headers are automatically repeated at the beginning of every new page).
  • Sort text and tables.
  • Table styles.

Language tools

  • Spellcheck in 20 languages, synonyms in ten languages and automatic hyphenation in 35 languages.
  • You can add any Hunspell dictionary.
  • Automatic spell-check: incorrectly written words are underlined in red.
  • NEW: Improved automatic hyphenation.
  • NEW: For German spell checking and grammar checking, the most current version of Duden Korrektor is included [SoftMaker Office Professional].

Functions for complex documents

  • NEW: Integrates directly with the citation and reference management software Zotero, making the creation of scientific documents easier than ever.
  • Outline view for structuring documents.
  • NEW: Two customizable sidebars.
  • NEW: Sidebar search for conveniently browsing search results
  • NEW: Page thumbnails in the sidebar allow for better navigation in large documents.
  • Track changes tracks all changes made to documents and enables you to accept/reject them later.
  • Comments are shown as balloons in the right-hand margin of your pages.
  • Cross references, footnotes, endnotes, indices, tables of contents, bibliographies.
  • NEW: Use footnotes and endnotes in the same document.
  • NEW: Use endnotes that span multiple pages.
  • NEW: Improved cross references to headings.
  • NEW: Clickable entries in the table of contents.
  • Image captions and tables of figures.
  • Create and fill forms with input fields, checkboxes, dropdown lists, calculations, etc..

Extras

  • Fully Unicode-enabled.
  • Extended support for Asian fonts and Arabic.
  • TextMaker is an OLE server and can insert its documents in any other program [WINDOWS].
  • Integrated equation editor [WINDOWS].
  • You can zoom and scroll with your fingers on touchscreens.
  • Macro programming with BasicMaker and other programming languages [WINDOWS].
  • Easy mail merge.
  • NEW: Use SQLite, XLSX, PMDX, dBASE and CSV files for mail merges.
  • NEW: Built-in database module for SQLite, XLSX, PMDX, dBASE and CSV files.
  • Change the structure of databases.
  • NEW: Convert existing dBASE databases to SQLite.
  • Import the Thunderbird address book.
  • Insert individual addresses in letter heads.
  • Create and print labels from the database.

Files and printing

  • Worksheets can be exchanged between any version of PlanMaker on any operating system with no loss of fidelity.
  • Open and save XLSX and XLS from Microsoft Excel 5.0 to 2019 faithfully to the original, including password-protected files.
  • Import and export assistant for text files and dBASE databases.
  • Create PDF files directly in PlanMaker.
  • NEW: Create archival PDFs in PDF/A format for long-term preservation of documents.
  • PDFs with tags and bookmarks.
  • Scale the printout so that it fits on a specified number of pages (five different scaling methods).
  • Print 2, 4, 8 or 16 pages on one sheet of paper [WINDOWS].
  • NEW: Page break preview to prepare worksheets for printing
  • Send worksheets in a freely selectable format (e.g. XLSX, XLS or PDF) by e-mail.

Comprehensive calculation capabilities

  • NEW: More than 430 calculation functions.
  • Worksheets with 1 million rows and 16,384 columns.
  • Calculation with complex numbers and array functions.
  • Numbers can be formatted as currency units, with fixed decimal places and thousands separators, as percentages or fractions, as dates and times etc..
  • Perpetual time format (20:00 + 5:00 is not 1:00 but 25:00) which also allows negative times.
  • AutoSum, AutoProduct etc..
  • AutoFill: intelligent filling of cell areas with values and rows of values.
  • External references (calculations that access data in other files).
  • NEW: Real-time calculation in the status bar, now displaying multiple values.

Editing worksheets

  • Freeze rows and columns.
  • Cell comments.
  • Syntax highlighting.
  • Formula auditing helps to troubleshoot worksheets.
  • Input validation (data validation).
  • AutoComplete for cells.
  • Select and format multiple worksheets simultaneously.
  • Sheet, workbook and document protection with encryption.

Analyzing data

  • With pivot tables you can display data in a targeted way according to your individual specifications, summarize them, sort them into categories, compare and evaluate them.
  • NEW: Group items in pivot tables.
  • Goal seeker.
  • Scenarios.
  • Create database ranges within worksheets.
  • Data grouping (outline view).
  • Sort by up to 64 columns.
  • Transpose cell ranges.
  • AutoFilter and special filters.
  • Database functions for totals, averages, variance etc.
  • Tables – designated areas of the worksheet that can be quickly formatted, modified and analyzed.

Creating attractive worksheets

  • Cell styles like in Microsoft Excel 2019.
  • Conditional formatting like in Microsoft Excel 2019.
  • Transfer formatting with the format painter.
  • Borders, shading and filling patterns.
  • Real-time preview of formatting changes.
  • Rotate and merge cells.
  • Center across columns.
  • Create and complete forms with input fields, checkboxes, dropdown lists etc..
  • Headers and footers (split into left, center and right sections).
  • Colored tabs for worksheets.
  • Choose the size of the worksheet tabs.

Graphics and drawings

  • Comprehensive drawing and image functions: Draw and design directly in your document with Excel-compatible AutoShapes
  • NEW: Convert AutoShapes to curves.
  • NEW: Create sophisticated designs by combining multiple AutoShapes into one.
  • Insert images in a range of file formats.
  • NEW: Design attractive documents using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) files.
  • Powerful graphics functions such as mirror effects, soft shadows and transparencies.
  • Images can be cropped directly in the document.
  • Change brightness, contrast and gamma of images directly in PlanMaker.
  • Fill drawings with colors, patterns, images and gradients.
  • Photo frames.
  • Contour wrap.
  • Connector lines between objects.
  • Large symbols library for flowcharts and org charts.
  • TextArt feature for type effects.
  • Use smart guides for fast and precise alignment of objects with one another.

Presenting and visualizing data

  • Powerful Excel-compatible chart module for impressive charts.
  • Insert more than 80 different types of charts, e.g. bar charts, histograms and pie charts.
  • Each chart element can be individually formatted with any fill pattern or color gradient desired.
  • Impressive effects for charts: soft shadows, beveled edges, transparency, light sources etc.
  • Charts can be rotated in 3D space.

Extras

  • Fully Unicode-enabled, including Arabic.
  • PlanMaker is an OLE server and can insert its worksheets and charts in any other program [WINDOWS].
  • You can zoom and scroll with your fingers on touchscreens.
  • Macro programming with BasicMaker and other programming languages [WINDOWS].
  • Spell checking in 20 and hyphenation in 35 languages.
  • NEW: Improved automatic hyphenation with better results.
  • You can add any Hunspell dictionary.

Files and printing

  • Presentations can be exchanged between any version of SoftMaker Presentations on any operating system with no loss of fidelity.
  • Open and save PPTX and PPT files from Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2019 faithfully, including password-protected files.
  • Font embedding ensures that PowerPoint files can be passed on without any problems.
  • Create PDF files directly in Presentations with your choice of slides, outlines, handouts and notes.
  • NEW: Create archival PDFs in PDF/A format for long-term preservation of documents.
  • PDFs with tags and bookmarks.
  • Export entire presentations as graphic files or HTML web pages.
  • Export entire presentations as video files [WINDOWS, MAC].
  • NEW: Create portable slide shows that can be played back on any Windows computer – even if there’s no presentation graphics program installed.
  • Send presentations in a freely selectable format (e.g. PPTX, PPT or PDF) by e-mail.

Design

  • NEW: Numerous attractive design templates do the design work for you.
  • Each template comes with an array of matching color schemes.
  • Design your own color schemes and switch between them at the press of a button.
  • Slide layouts for flexible slide design.
  • Universal placeholders that can be filled with text, graphics, tables, videos or sounds as required.
  • Sophisticated slide master concept (compatible with PowerPoint 2007-2019).
  • Real-time preview of formatting changes.
  • Numerous graphical bullets included.

Graphics and drawings

  • Comprehensive drawing and image functions: Draw and design directly in your document with PowerPoint-compatible AutoShapes.
  • NEW: Convert AutoShapes to curves.
  • NEW: Create sophisticated designs by combining multiple AutoShapes into one.
  • Insert images in a range of file formats.
  • NEW: Design attractive documents using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) files.
  • Powerful graphics functions such as mirror effects, soft shadows and transparencies.
  • Images can be cropped directly in the document.
  • Change brightness, contrast and gamma of images directly in Presentations.
  • Fill drawings with colors, patterns, images and gradients.
  • Photo frames.
  • Contour wrap.
  • Connector lines between objects.
  • Large symbols library for flowcharts and org charts.
  • TextArt feature for type effects.
  • Insert more than 80 different types of charts, e.g. bar charts, histograms and pie charts.
  • Use smart guides for the fast, precise alignment of objects with one another.

Multimedia

  • Easily insert and play movie and sound files [WINDOWS, MAC].
  • Automatic or action-triggered playing (click or mouse-over) of multimedia files [WINDOWS, MAC].
  • Play sounds across slides [WINDOWS, MAC].
  • Insert image collections.
  • NEW: Media ribbon tab to manage movie or sound objects.

Animations and slide transitions

  • Hundreds of different object and text animations available.
  • Ready-made animation schemes for animating entire presentations at once.
  • Numerous breathtaking animations and slide transitions based on OpenGL.
  • NEW: Transitions from current versions of Microsoft PowerPoint added.
  • NEW: Many transitions are now seamlessly compatible to Microsoft PowerPoint.

Flexible presentation

  • Both user-controlled and automatic presentations without a speaker (kiosk mode).
  • Interactively present slide shows with a virtual pen and highlighter.
  • Presenter view – the slide show runs on one monitor or projector for the audience, and the second monitor offers tools for the presenter.
  • Notes as a memory aid for the speaker.
  • Handouts for the audience.
  • Full-screen view.

Managing and outlining

  • Outline view.
  • Integrated slide sorter for managing and re-sorting the slides.

Extras

  • Fully Unicode-enabled, including Arabic.
  • Presentations is an OLE server and can insert its slides in any other program [WINDOWS].
  • You can zoom and scroll with your fingers on touchscreens.
  • Spellcheck in 20 languages, synonyms in ten languages and automatic hyphenation in 35 languages
  • NEW: Improved automatic hyphenation with better results
  • You can add any Hunspell dictionary.

Documents

With SoftMaker Office 2021, you can work on documents in all languages (even Arabic).

User interface (menus and dialogs)

English (United States), English (United Kingdom), German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, NEW: Polish, Hungarian, Slovenian, Romanian, Greek, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Kazakh, Turkish, Arabic, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean.

Spellcheck

English (United States), English (United Kingdom), German (pre- and post-reform), Swiss German (pre- and post-reform), French (France), French (Canada), Italian, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Greek, Arabic.

Many additional languages can be added via dictionaries in Hunspell format.

Synonym dictionaries (thesaurus)

English (United States), English (United Kingdom), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch.

Automatic hyphenation

English (United States), English (United Kingdom), German (pre- and post-reform) Swiss German (pre- and post-reform), French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch, Danish, NEW: Norwegian (Bokmål), NEW: Norwegian (Nynorsk), Swedish, Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Croatian, NEW: Serbian (Latin), NEW: Serbian (Cyrillic), NEW: Hungarian, Romanian, Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, NEW: Indonesian.

 

Windows

  • Windows® 11 (x64)
  • Windows® 10 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows® 8 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows® 7 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows® Server 2008 R2 (x86 and x64) or newer
  • Citrix XenApp and Windows Terminal Services compatible

macOS

  • Any Mac running macOS 10.12 or newer
  • macOS 11 Big Sur
    Native applications for Intel and Apple M1 CPUs Note: The Duden Korrektor German grammar checker (Professional edition) currently requires an Intel CPU.

Linux

  • Any major 64-bit (x86_64 and amd64) Linux distributions
  • Recommended distribution are: Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, openSUSE, Fedora and Manjaro

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