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#16 Post by m^(2) » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:22 pm

Good news!
I found that you can reduce TextMaker / PlanMaker exe size by 1/3 w/out any speed loss.
Just use this dirty little hack. It optimizes executable structure and wipes the rubbish that makes it so big.

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Has anyone provided stats for this? m^(2)

#17 Post by donald » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:23 pm

I know m^(2) says 1/3 for the .exe but have you tried to compress the result?

I would like to see what the combination of this "Hack" and UPX would be.

I would also like to know about file optimization including removal of foreign language files etc

Also does anyone know which, if any files are less than useful and can be removed? (I mean the less obvious ones like duplicate English files; such as a foreign country English language file including template, spell check, dictionary files etc)

If all of these are done what could the total result be?

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#18 Post by m^(2) » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:55 pm

Yes, I tried to UPX it. Result: 2579456 B
Exactly the same as before. Why? UPX does the same things before compression.

I played with removal of unnecessary stuff. 22317422 B total with UK ENG everything+Polish hyphenation, no UPX. You can surely remove equation editor and templates too. I removed unicows.dll, but it's needed on Win 9x, so take care.
I'm not sure how about things like .tlb. If anyone can say that it's surely unnecessary, please do it. :)

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pm2006_en.chm	934638
tm2006_en.chm	1021468
pmres06.dll	4096
smw7i032.dll	53248
smw7i132.dll	57344
tmres06.dll	4096
PlanMaker_uk.dwr	447333
TextMaker_uk.dwr	436493
EqnEdt32.exe	558080
PlanMaker.exe	7064064
TextMaker.exe	8723456
EqnEdt32.hlp	48560
PlanMaker.iwr	518128
TextMaker.iwr	514143
eqn_de.reg	7964
pmw_en.reg	10944
tmw_en.reg	10944
PlanMaker.tlb	77202
TextMaker.tlb	34396
portable.txt	70
SoftMaker\	0
biblio.dbf	961
FAQ (English).tmd	16756
Readme.txt	2754
tmw.dbf	1051
World Languages.tmd	27801
SoftMaker\Samples\	0
Invoice.dbf	1186
Invoice.tmd	31373
Sample.pmd	33280
Tour1.tmd	9042
Tour2.tmd	9398
Tour3.tmd	10138
Tour4.tmd	14589
SoftMaker\Settings\	0
pmwconfig.ini	510
tmsmart.dat	48
tmwconfig.ini	431
SoftMaker\Templates\	0
SoftMaker\Templates\English\	0
Normal.tmv	7820
SoftMaker\Templates\English\Business Card\	0
Business Card 1 (personal).tmv	111262
Business Card 1.tmv	134398
Business Card 2 (personal).tmv	111382
Business Card 2.tmv	134398
SoftMaker\Templates\English\Fax\	0
Business Fax 1.tmv	19253
Business Fax 2.tmv	24458
Business Fax 3.tmv	30027
Business Fax 4.tmv	28047
Personal Fax 1.tmv	18081
Personal Fax 2.tmv	23528
Personal Fax 3.tmv	28017
Personal Fax 4.tmv	25909
SoftMaker\Templates\English\Letter\	0
Personal Letter 1.tmv	22378
Personal Letter 2.tmv	28228
Personal Letter 3.tmv	24781
Personal Letter 4.tmv	24742
Personal Letter 5.tmv	25036
Personal Letter 6.tmv	25036
Personal Letter 7.tmv	27056
SoftMaker\Templates\English\Memo\	0
Memo 1.tmv	17000
Memo 2.tmv	22087
SoftMaker\Templates\English\Misc\	0
Phone List.tmv	19675
SoftMaker\Templates\English\PlanMaker\	0
Normal.pmv	12800
spell\	0
language.cfn	14905
polish.hyn	3267
ukeng.dcn	187663
ukeng.hyn	23170
ukeng.thn	457033

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#19 Post by m^(2) » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:14 am

WARNING:
It's not so good to remove hyphenation files for foreign languages.
I just downloaded some (English) word document and was welcomed by an error message that it cannot start hyphenation for Greek. :lol:

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TextMaker Viewer 2009 [Final beta]

#20 Post by Stone Tablet » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:49 pm

TextMaker Viewer 2009 [Final beta] has been release.

It can be found at:

http://www.officeviewers.com/

From the site...

NEW: Document tabs, PDF export, and runnable from a USB drive
TextMaker Viewer 2009 [Final beta]

The free document viewer for all common word processing formats.

Here you can download, free of charge, TextMaker Viewer 2009 from SoftMaker that lets you open, view, and print documents created with Microsoft Word 6.0 to 2007, TextMaker as well as OpenDocument and other common office file formats.

If you want to... open a document created in Microsoft Word, TextMaker, or OpenDocument format, but you haven't installed the respective word processor send a document but you don't know whether the recipient has installed the programs to open it quickly view and print documents without editing them

Then you need...free TextMaker Viewer 2009

TextMaker Viewer is free and can be freely distributed. So, if you send a document not knowing whether your recipient has installed the respective application, just point him to http://www.officeviewers.com!

TextMaker Viewer is based on the technology of TextMaker, the powerful word processor in the office suite SoftMaker Office.

Supported file formats:
.docx, .docm Microsoft Word 2007
.sxw OpenOffice.org/StarOffice Text
.dotx, .dotm Microsoft Word 2007 templates
.rtf Rich Text Format
.doc Microsoft Word 6.0 up to Word 2007
.psw Pocket Word (Pocket PC)
.dot Microsoft Word templates 6.0 up to 2007
.pwd Pocket Word (Handheld PC)
.tmd TextMaker 6.0 up to 2008
.htm/html HTML documents
.odt OpenDocument Text
.txt Text files (DOS, Windows, Unicode, UTF-8)

System requirements: Windows 2000, XP, or Vista

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Softmaker Ofice Suite 2008 - free licenses

#21 Post by GeddichNixan » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:05 pm

Softmaker is currently giving away free licenses of its "Softmaker Office Suite 2008".

Homepage: http://www.loadandhelp.de/home-en.html
Download link: http://www.softmaker.de/lh-down-en.htm

The download is available after a short registration (name, email and country are required).

It can be made portable just as the 2006 version. In order to get a portable version do the following:

- install the program first (I installed it into a Sandbox)
- there is an executable "usb*.exe" (sorry for the asterisk I obviously removed the original installation too early) it will move a portable version of the software to your portable device
- BTW you do not actually need a portable device connected to your computer. In the drop down list of available devices all storage devices are listed. Choose one of them (a HDD partition for example) and the app folder will be placed on that device (root is defaul)

Enjoy!


P.S. It is a charity action. For each download Softmaker donates Euro 0,10 to a charity organization.

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Re: Softmaker Ofice Suite 2008 - free licenses

#22 Post by joby_toss » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:32 pm

There is also the free Ashampoo version:
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-10157_102-0 ... dID=349689

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Re: Softmaker Ofice Suite 2008 - free licenses

#23 Post by -.- » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:33 pm

i have the ashampoo, but is softmaker that different? I thought one was basically the paid verison of the other (or of open office, i forget which)

they are all the same right? or does one work better than another. I liked ashampoo for the small size but not sure how much function it loses out for being small

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Re: Softmaker Ofice Suite 2008 - free licenses

#24 Post by joby_toss » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:48 pm

I think Ashampoo Office is the rebranded version of SoftMaker Office (same functionality). I didn't compare them, tho.

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Re: Softmaker Ofice Suite 2008 - free licenses

#25 Post by -.- » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:01 pm

hehe i just downloaded softmaker...
edit: hm it is same as ashampoo, i'll use softmaker version out of it being the creator of it

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Re: Softmaker Office Suite 2008 - free licenses

#26 Post by yt22 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:19 pm

This is the best office suite out there in my opinion. I have been using Softmaker Office Suite 2006 and have been pleased. Keep in mind I also have 2008, but I just like knowing that 2006 works fine for me so why upgrade. Nonetheless, I keep version 2008 just in case. And now, 2008 is free. Nice. I highly recommend this download to anyone looking to use an excellent office suite that is not bloated. Opens all micro$oft word and excel files.

I am using 2006 portable.

Feliz Navidad!

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Re: Softmaker Ofice Suite 2008 - free licenses

#27 Post by GeddichNixan » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:21 am

Well, the 2008 version is not generally free. It is a time limited offer until the 31th of december.

BTW, 2008 is almost twice as big as 2006 (81 MB to 46 MB on my computer), so those who have limited capacities should stick with 2006.

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Softmaker Office 2008 for free until 31 Dec 2009

#28 Post by the accountant » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:26 pm

Here is the offer

http://loadandhelp.de/home-en.html

For each download they give money to charity.

To make the Portable USB version install the software, then go to Startmenu, Softmaker, Utilities and select Install on USB Stick. I always install on my second partition and have a permanent portable sitiing on my hard drive which is never lost when i reinstall the OS.

I believe it is portable since portable.txt is included in the Portable version.

See more info here

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... softoffice and

http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... php?t=3938

Happy Xmas

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Portable TextMaker Viewer 2010

#29 Post by vixblu » Tue May 11, 2010 6:06 am

First post on the forums, I've been very happy with the apps and great info I've found here so far :D My pendrive is finally getting functional and easy to manage.

I've read a recommendation on Lifehacker about TextMaker Viewer 2010 and via google search I landed here again, I was curious if there was a portable version of the TextMaker Viewer 2010, and although above post wasn't helpful for that I looked further and came across this bit of info at the developers site:
Tips & Tricks for TextMaker Viewer
http://www.softmaker.com/english/tipstmv_en.htm

TextMaker Viewer 2010 is a free download at www.officeviewers.com and allows you to open, view, and print documents in many word processing formats (DOC, DOCX, TextMaker, OpenDocument, RTF etc.).

Like the applications in SoftMaker Office, TextMaker Viewer 2010 can be set up in a way that it will run from a USB flash drive without the need to install it. This way, you can run it on any Windows PC directly off the flash drive and be certain that it does not install itself on the host computer.

Here is how to make TextMaker Viewer ready for this "portable mode":
  • Download the latest revision of TextMaker Viewer.
  • Go to www.7-zip.org and download the "7-Zip" unpack utility. Run this utility on the installation file of
  • TextMaker Viewer and let it unpack the files to the USB flash drive.
  • Ready!
I've tested it, and it works. However, I don't have the knowledge (yet) to check if it's "stealth".

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Re: Softmaker Office 2008 for free until 31 Dec 2009

#30 Post by webfork » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:44 am

Old thread update in case someone stumbles across this:

The 2006 version is free and portable: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1463

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