Re: Softmaker FreeOffice
Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:45 am
Can't really tell -- the version I have here is installed and I don't have my portable drive with me, ATM...
Been meaning to for ages, but never really got down to it. Sadly, there's very little opportunity for it in my context -- most of the documents I have to deal with are either in MS Office formats or PDF.smaragdus wrote:I am curious- have you ever used LyX?
Should probably report this to Softmaker as a bug.smaragdus wrote:@Midas
Thank you for your response. I am curious- does the info in the sidebar (FreeOffice information) disappear in your portable installation too or this occurs on my machine only? This happens with both versions of FreeOffice I have (Rev 698 & Rev 703, the latter seems to be the latest).
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If what I experienced was a bug it is no longer present in SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016 (Rev 755).Should probably report this to Softmaker as a bug.
SoftMaker FreeOffice Rev 703- installer- about 59 MB, unpacked- about 61 MB.Thanks for the update, Ennovy!
I just downloaded it, but haven't installed it yet. Filesize for the installer is 73.4 MB. This probably means that the uncompressed filesize for FreeOffice is going to be substantially larger.
I remember FreeOffice 2012 being quite small.
Here are the differences between the free and the standard version: http://www.freeoffice.com/en/discover/f ... comparisonsmaragdus wrote: TextMaker doesn't seem to be able to save files as DOCX- please correct me if I am wrong.
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Your welcome.smaragdus wrote:Thank you very much for the notification.
In case anyone knows, didn't the 2012 version permit that? I have no relevant file to test ATM...smaragdus wrote:They might have allowed saving DOCX files in the free version...
I don't know if this helps but I have an older version of FreeOffice (which is just a rebranding of Softmaker) rev.698. It will open but does not let you save to DOCX.Midas wrote:smaragdus wrote:They might have allowed saving DOCX files in the free version...
- In case anyone knows, didn't the 2012 version permit that? I have no relevant file to test ATM...
I'll try to check this. I'd very much like to switch the old SoftMaker 2006 entry (obviously now 10 years old) to something more current.smaragdus wrote:... does the info in the sidebar (FreeOffice information) disappear in your portable installation too or this occurs on my machine only?
I unfortunately couldn't get the sidebar tested. Notes:webfork wrote:I'll try to check this. I'd very much like to switch the old SoftMaker 2006 entry (obviously now 10 years old) to something more current.smaragdus wrote:... does the info in the sidebar (FreeOffice information) disappear in your portable installation too or this occurs on my machine only?
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