SoftMaker Office What’s new

Major new features in all applications

  • New licensing model: You can use one universal license of SoftMaker Office 2021 on up to five computers in household running any of Windows, macOS or Linux operating systems.
  • Powerful new Research function: Select any term in your document and look it up in a large variety of online dictionaries and encyclopedias.
  • Export your documents to PDF/A for long-term preservation.
  • The enhanced version control allows you to “travel back in time”: You can not only go back to manually saved states of your document, but also revisit an arbitrary number of automatic backups.
  • The dialog box for creating new documents shows all document templates with attractive thumbnail preview.
  • You can now convert AutoShape objects to curves. This gives you amazing new design possibilities.
  • Create sophisticated designs by combining multiple AutoShape objects into one.
  • Create attractive documents using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).
  • The improved user interface for object sizing enables you to arrange pictures, drawings, text frames and other objects more conveniently.
  • The automatic hyphenation with improved hyphenation results lets you write better texts.
  • The automatic hyphenation now supports additional languages.

New in TextMaker 2021

  • New document templates make creating attractive documents more attractive.
  • Enhance your productivity with two customizable sidebars.
  • Automatically add fold marks to your pages to make sure you fold them right for an envelope.
  • Search your documents using the new sidebar and conveniently browse through the search results.
  • Page thumbnails in the sidebar allow for better navigation in large documents.
  • The database module has been completely overhauled and now supports additionally to dBASE databases also SQLite databases.
  • You can convert your existing dBASE databases to SQLite using the integrated database module.
  • You’re organizing your contacts using an Excel/PlanMaker file? That’s fine: TextMaker now supports XLSX and PMDX files as data sources for mail merges.
  • TextMaker now supports footnotes and endnotes in the same document, both seamlessly compatible with Microsoft Word.
  • TextMaker now supports Word-compatible multi-page endnotes.
  • Improved cross references to headings.
  • Entries in the table of contents are now clickable, making it easy to navigate in large documents.
  • TextMaker now integrates directly with the citation and reference management software Zotero, making the creation of scientific documents easier than ever. [SoftMaker Office Professional]
  • For German spell checking and grammar checking, the latest version of Duden Korrektor has been added. [SoftMaker Office Professional]

New in PlanMaker 2021

  • With the new page break preview, you can easily prepare your worksheets for printing.
  • Pivot tables now support grouping data items.
  • New calculation functions have been added, all compatible with the latest version of Microsoft Excel.
  • You can now display multiple real-time calculations simultaneously in the status bar.

New in Presentations 2021

  • New Media ribbon tab for faster management of your movie and sound objects.
  • Create portable slide shows that can be played back on any Windows computer – even if there’s no presentation graphics program installed.
  • New transitions enable you to create breathtaking slide shows.
  • Many transitions are now seamlessly compatible to Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • The new 16:9 design templates let you create attractive slide shows with just a few clicks.

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