New in all applications

  • SoftMaker Office 2018 uses the latest Microsoft Office formats DOCX, XLSX and PPTX natively. This allows you to give your documents to a Microsoft Office user, directly and without conversion. Of course, you can still open all your existing documents and save them in the previous file formats.
  • You receive 32-bit and 64-bit versions of SoftMaker Office 2018. The 64-bit version can use the entire memory of your computer, making it ideal for huge documents, calculations and presentations.
  • Whether you use ribbons or the classic toolbars: dozens of new dropdown controls simplify your work. Quickly make bulleted or numbered lists, select from a variety of elegant table styles at the touch of a button, or insert page numbers without having to go through dialog boxes.
  • If you have a touchscreen, the new touch mode helps you type by enlarging all user interface elements. Also useful without a touchscreen, if you just want to work with larger icons on ribbon or toolbars!
  • Until now, you could open documents in tabs. You can still do this; in addition, you can open documents in separate windows. This is perfect if you want to view documents side by side or work with two monitors.
  • Convenient: You can now “grab” document tabs with the mouse and rearrange them. You can also use drag and drop to turn document tabs into separate windows and later “dock” them again as tabs – just like in a web browser.
  • Just “pin” frequently used files in the list of recently opened documents and templates so that you can quickly access them at any time.

New in TextMaker 2018

  • The import and export filters for the DOCX format have been significantly improved, and the filters for RTF files have been rewritten from scratch. Seamless exchange of documents works better than before.
  • Use table styles to give tables a new look at the touch of a button. Choose from a large variety of elegant styles.
  • You can now place tables anywhere on the page. This lets you add text or images to the left and right of tables.
  • Smart guides make aligning objects easy. When you move an object, TextMaker automatically displays temporary guides whenever you get close to the edges of other objects on the page.
  • The database module is now more powerful than ever. You can add, delete and change fields in DBF databases at any time. Convert the Thunderbird address book to a TextMaker mail-merge at the touch of a button.
  • Do you need to control the length of texts you write? TextMaker has had a word and character counter for a long time. With TextMaker 2018, you can add it to the status bar where it displays the values in real time.

New in PlanMaker 2018

  • Tables inside worksheets: With PlanMaker 2018, you can create areas in worksheets that can be easily formatted, modified, and analyzed. With a single click, you can choose from a variety of attractive table styles and add a totals row or column just as quickly. Do you want to append new rows or columns with values? No problem, the formulas will adapt automatically.
  • The AutoFilter function has been completely redesigned in PlanMaker 2018. You can now filter more conveniently than ever before, and filtering is much more flexible with large sets of data.
  • Cell styles will be used regularly thanks to the numerous useful predefined styles and a practical dropdown catalog that shows each style with a preview image.
  • Just a detail, but extremely useful: You can now freely choose the size of the worksheet tabs.

New in Presentations 2018

  • With the new presenter view, you can make better presentations: the audience sees your presentation on a monitor or projector, while practical navigation and highlighting tools are available to you on the second monitor.
  • Presentations 2018 offers a sophisticated new slide master concept with any number of slide masters – and it’s compatible with current versions of PowerPoint.
  • Numerous breathtaking animations and slide transitions based on OpenGL
  • Embedded movies are now played back with modern video codecs, and the export of presentations as video has also been modernized. Now exporting slide shows gives you compact, high-quality video.

You can use SoftMaker Office 2018 either with ribbons or with the classic interface you have known for years. You can switch between them at any time. It’s time to try it! Learn more and download trial here. See if you qualify for cross upgrade discount. Upgrades starts at $29.95 and can be ordered in BinaryNow e-shop.

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