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SoftMaker FreeOffice v2018 Rev 980 Updated

webfork on 17 Nov 2020
  • 155MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by Stone Tablet

FreeOffice is a fast and lightweight office suite with word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation tools. The interface supports themes, a dark mode, and classic or ribbon-style toolbars. All components include a wide variety of formatting, functions, and animation.

The program will import and export to standard Microsoft formats with reasonable fidelity. A pro version is also available with additional features (chiefly a 64-bit version), as well as the previous version.

NOTE: The program will eventually require email registration, but a workaround is available.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and install
  2. Copy the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Softmaker Office 2018\ to a destination of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. In the destination folder, create two empty text files:

    portable.txt
    updater.ini

  5. Launch TextMaker.exe, PlanMaker.exe, or Presentations.exe

Optionally, delete the inst/banners subfolder and the files SoftMakerUpdaterTool.exe and usbstick.exe
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice
What's new? See:
https://www.freeoffice.com/en/download/servicepacks
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aazard on 2020-12-01 02:40

the correct portable method, according to emails with support is via post install menu, it omits "unneeded" files (but updater files weighting 2mb)

Support has no issue with UPX re-packaging, they note it "may impact performance/speed", but not function.

*mostly they were concerned that it be used "without removal of any files" copied by "USB Stick" menu tool copy process, as that DOES violate EULA.

info current date of this post: 2020-12-01 (dec 1 2020)

aazard on 2020-12-01 02:44

*True portable version (via menu tool), does not contain the registration requirement of "install version"

webfork on 2020-12-09 14:02

@aazard - could you move the really long posts to the forum topic. Also, I know there's no edit function but you can delete the old posts and repost with changes. Multiple comments like that are considered spamming.

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Spread32 v1.18

webfork on 25 Aug 2016
  • 311KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Dec 2003
  • Suggested by Rudy C

Spread32 is a tiny, basic spreadsheet program that supports formulas with over 300 functions, sorting with multiple keys, freeze panes etc. Due to it's size, the program is limited to 256 columns x 65536 rows x 255 sheets.

Note: The original program has gone shareware -- the last freeware release can be found in the download link.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Windows registry.
Stealth: ? No. Saves settings to 'HKCU\Software\Bye Design\Spread32'.
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Spread32.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Gnumeric
What's new?
  • Fixed a bug with chart sheet tab colors not being saved.
  • Fixed a bug with defining names that are not references.
  • Fixed a bug with load/save of Japanese Yen symbol.
  • Fixed a bug with references being corrupted after a sheet is moved.
  • Fixed a bug with the formatting of cells containing hyperlinks.
  • Fixed a bug with some text boxes not loading correctly.
  • Fixed a bug with some chart data labels not loading correctly.
  • Fixed a bug with printer information not being converted correctly between Excel 95 and 97 formats.
  • Fixed a bug with loading autofilter ranges containing blank rows.
  • Added sheet password protection.
  • Added support for file auto_open macro.
  • Added the GOAL.SEEK, ON.SHEET, SELECT.END and SELECT.LAST.CELL macro commands.
  • Added the ISPMT worksheet function.
  • Added support for Book.xlt special template file for default settings.
  • Added support for numeric keypad local decimal character.
  • Added support for load/display/save of autoshapes in Excel 97 files.
  • Added support for line/fill colors and font formatting in text boxes.
  • Added support for decimal seconds when entering time values.
  • ...
  • Added Finnish language versions.
  • Changed the FORMULA macro command so that the target cell format is not reset.
  • Improved accuracy of FINV worksheet function.

Full changelog is at http://www.byedesign.co.uk/devdiary.htm.
Latest comments
Mixture on 2016-01-08 15:52

I've been using Spread32 version 1.18 for over ten years! Where have any of you been? Using M$ Excel or OpenOffice Calc?

shuunen on 2020-12-13 05:59

The developer restarted working on it, actually the latest version on his website is 3.06

Midas on 2020-12-14 08:50

From the homepage: "The Shareware version is free and not time-limited..."

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Gnumeric Portable v1.12.17

billon on 5 Apr 2020

Gnumeric is a fast, accurate, fully-featured spreadsheet that supports a wide array of file formats. It supports all the worksheet functions in MS Excel, as well as many advanced analytical and computation functions. Will open/edit files from a variety of spreadsheet programs including Excel, OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, Lotus 1-2-3, and more.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux).

Gnumeric Portable is a wrapper for standard Gnumeric. An alternative package is X-Gnumeric.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GnumericPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice (Calc)
What's new?
  • xlsx import/export improvements.
  • Fix UMR.
  • Fix crashes on exit.
  • Handle value formats for xlsx export.
  • Improve xlsx import/export of rich text.
  • Fix solver critical.
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2013-12-30 14:00

Gen: Variant.Kazy.197178 (libxslt-1.dll) was blocked and removed by F-Secure !!

webfork on 2013-12-30 16:43

Wolfghost: see forum link

bitcoin on 2020-04-05 13:31

can someone add the date to this program?

from PA - "Date Updated: 2014-06-11"

right now a 2003 program shows up firs in the listings for spreadsheets

i would add it myself if i knew how

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Abykus SE v1.32 Adware

webfork on 17 Aug 2017
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Mar 2007
  • Suggested by AlephX

Abykus Standard Edition is designed for business and scientific applications. The program is a "8191 row x 127 column x 16 sheets" spreadsheet that combines object-oriented functionality with traditional spreadsheet operations, allowing you to store multi-value data types (such as arrays and matrixes) in a single cell. Abykus has also replaced the standard "A1" cell naming convention with a notation that uses numbers (i.e. algebraic expressions) or even other cell addresses to represent a cell's row and column position.

Includes import of CSV, TXT, DIF files; load multiple worksheets; dynamic cell addressing; 3D cell addresses; more than 150 functions; C-like Script Language.

Functional in Linux via WINE.

Note: Abykus has gone totally payware with V2.0, so I have made available the last free version for direct download. The program is adware and starts with an AD splash-screen.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware (with adware splashscreen)
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch and then exit AbykusSE.exe
  3. Edit Abykus.ini and change the first two lines from:

    ~~c{1.32}~~O{Y:\MYPORTABLEFOLDER\Abykus}~~H
    {Y:\MYPORTABLEFOLDER\Abykus\Abykus.hlp}


    to:
    ~~c{1.32}~~O{.}~~H
    {Abykus.hlp}
    .
  4. Launch AbykusSE.exe
Latest comments
permtemp2003 on 2007-10-21 10:00

The download link is invalid, also it is a shareware program at v2.0

ttttt11111 on 2013-09-24 06:01

Nagware. It works but the begging screen and "help" pop up EVERY time you start it.

Nagging doesn't make me want to buy it. It makes me want to use something else. You should too.

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Simple Spreadsheet v1.3

Checker on 6 Aug 2014
  • 720KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by AlephX

Simple Spreadsheet is a very basic spreadsheet. It has minimal features, but does what it says.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch sss.exe
Latest comments
MM Sydney on 2010-05-03 01:09

Tried this; it created a Registry entry, and that's not what you expect from a "portable" application. So I de-installed it.

dee on 2011-03-03 09:32

seems that the download page doesn't exist...

webfork on 2011-03-03 15:53

dee: updated, thanks.

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