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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
Latest comments
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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