SoftMaker FreeOffice 2018 for Linux

May 15, 2018

SoftMaker Software GmbH has announced FreeOffice 2018, a free of cost office suite for Linux.

There is no dearth of office suites for the Linux desktop, but some professional writers miss some of the advanced features of Microsoft Word. The German company SoftMaker Software GmbH is trying to fill that gap with its free of cost office suite, FreeOffice.

The company says the new release is completely revised to be fully compatible with Microsoft Office, supporting the Microsoft DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX formats. To help users switch from Microsoft Word to FreeOffice, SoftMaker is offering an optional ribbon interface.

“In our view, the new interface and the improved compatibility with Microsoft Office make FreeOffice 2018 a must-have for 2018,” says Martin Kotulla, CEO of SoftMaker.

The suite comes with the word processor TextMaker 2018, the spreadsheet application PlanMaker 2018, and the presentation application Presentations 2018.

In a press release, SoftMaker claims, “Aside from seamless DOCX support, the application offers true-to-original handling of numerous other file formats. It opens documents saved in the old Microsoft format DOC just as loss-free as ODT files. The word processor comes with a powerful PDF export, as well as with an EPUB export function, which creates complete e-books with just a few clicks.”

You can download FreeOffice 2018 free of cost at

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