I downloaded the file and then opened it in LibreOffice, which did a very good job of preserving all the fine details, including the strict positioning of text and image elements, as well as the comments and notes. Generally, Linux office suites lack a really solid slide presentation creation tool. Support is provided by a free of charge hotline that impressed in the test, and a well maintained community forum and regular service packages with program improvements. Most of the options in this software are buried beneath layers of menus, making navigating to a particular feature a lengthy but simple and logical process. No mention was made of the 'missing' email client on the first two beta's. Master pages, slide transitions, object and text animations are all supported. Worse still, when I attempted to import the same file in Word 2007 format -- one of the new capabilities touted by OpenOffice.
That is the same price as the Home and Student editions of Microsoft Office 365. The program does not abide by any known theme or whatnot, and it has its own skin, which feels very pre-Gnome 2, including too many toolbars, odd fonts, and gradients, which have been phased out of popularity in the last century. All three apps in the free version do an impressive job of importing Microsoft Office document. Each box comes with three licenses to be used for home and business and it is fully compatible with all versions of Windows. However, when I attempted to test these associations by launching a Microsoft Word 2003-formatted document, Write completely botched the import process. The table function has been completely redesigned, a new full-screen mode added, and the software comes complete with sophisticated charting capabilities. Slides: Presentations 2018 Create impressive presentations with Presentations.
In the following sections, I take a look at OpenOffice. SoftMaker Office 2016 struggled with the file. Softmaker Office is a software developed to bring competition to the office application market. Spreadsheets: PlanMaker 2018 The powerful spreadsheet program PlanMaker makes creating calculations, worksheets and charts of any complexity a cinch: from a simple timetable to the complete financial planning of your company. Spreadsheets and presentations PlanMaker opened my sample Excel worksheets smoothly, but this is an app best suited for basic data manipulations. More about that in a moment, but first I'll cover some basics concerning the suite as a whole.
For the vast majority of users, FreeOffice does everything you need in an office suite, and does it more quickly and intuitively than LibreOffice, though LibreOffice is, overall, more powerful and up-to-date. But overall, they are simply good programs and are worthy of your attention. FreeOffice is one of our top recommendations if you're looking for a thanks to its support for native Office file formats, flexibility and ease of use. You click on a category in the toolbar row at the top of the application window and then scan across the lateral display of boxed lists of functions. However, few souls are willing to walk away from their current version of Office for fear of losing interoperability with their peers, a fact that makes dislodging this sprawling, well-entrenched entity all the more daunting -- though many continue to try. This suite is fast, effective, and, overall, extremely well-designed. It was much more usable, probably because it had fewer pages and images, but the page count was wrong.
This is a real time-saver for everyone who works with many folders. Charting is adequate but not dazzling. Softmaker Office 2016 is that. Much of my work goes to users of Microsoft Office. Rethinking Options The beta version of this commercial Linux office suite is free.
Features SoftMaker comes with a text maker feature that allows you to open and save doc files from Microsoft Word 6. We talked about this in the office suite competition back in 2013, and a lot has changed since. SoftMaker has 80 different types of charts that include histograms, pie and bar charts. With SoftMaker Office 2016, documents, calculations and presentations are handled just as fast as E-mail correspondence or your appointment and task planning. I found that, after a pass through Writer's export filter, the drawing objects became further mangled, while the placement of various section and paragraph headers had been skewed to the right. PlanMaker Presentations is a near-perfect Microsoft Powerpoint clone. The latest beta release of SoftMaker Office 2018 is fully compatible with Microsoft Office.
Plus, the conversion quality was average at best, with elements missing, starting with even simple things like the dot lines in the table of contents. The exact feature list is not finalized yet, according to Sales Manager Jordan Popov. Its lightweight architecture and zippy performance on low-end systems make it a good alternative to Microsoft Office in mobile environments. SoftMaker TextMaker was referring to each page as one, and there were a total of 182 of them. Complex Word documents, with lots of embedded charts and drawings, still trip up Writer, while Excel workbooks with external data links are rendered impotent by Calc's lack of connectivity to critical back-end resources.
You might not have the luxury to risk that. SoftMaker combats this by putting groups of common functions in collapsible toolbars. How much do you actually manipulate documents on your Windows Mobile device? Its the only suite that offers large icons, a must have for visually impaired users. Verdict Don't be misled by my focus on the limits of FreeOffice. I have only had to pay a small amount as I bought the 2008 version. Features available during presentation included a virtual pen and highlighter, kiosk mode for automated presentations and the automatic playing of multimedia files. It looks very similar to older editions of Microsoft Office and provides almost seamless compatibility with Microsoft Office files from 1997 onwards.
It is just as easy to switch from one folder to another. I suspect I will get another mail from Softmaker, I can't see how this can be the final beta when this is the first time the email was included. Installation of the suite was straightforward, with the setup program automatically establishing file associations between OpenOffice's component applications and various data file types, including Microsoft Office. I had expected at least a simple Adwaita-like looks from SoftMaker Office, and this did not happen. The ribbon interface gives users a different look and feel when creating or editing documents on the Linux desktop. The company offers word processing, presentation, spread sheets, graphics and database software for businesses. Drawing tools include gradients, images, colors, and patterns.
Gleam function for verifying spelling problems, bibliography creation, and advanced word formatting tools. SoftMaker Office now opens many Microsoft Office files much faster than Microsoft Office and can even edit some older Microsoft files which Microsoft Office 2013 is unable to open. They enable you to automate recurring editing tasks. One big thing I do like about Softmaker Office 2016 is the loading times. FreeOffice comprises word processor TextMaker 2018, spreadsheets package PlanMaker 2018 and presentation tool Presentations 2018. In the past, the free version hasn't included a dictionary among other extras. I didn't think I'd want to pay for an office suite with OpenOffice around, but SoftMaker have made a great product! The suite comes with applications for creating documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.