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by colonel_panic
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Linux
Topic: Thinking about the future
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Thinking about the future

Thanks, Martin. Nice response. I don't know what problems you are experiencing with DOCX format. Of course, this format keeps evolving, but all file formats do that. There are tons of variations with DOC format. It's only that people no longer use Word 6.0 whereas there are still Word 2007 users. I ...
by colonel_panic
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Linux
Topic: Thinking about the future
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Thinking about the future

Hello One of the reasons I switched to Softmaker Office was the shocking experience I had with MS Office 2000. I spent months writing a database that doesn't open in any version of Access after 2003. It was a major headache with our old firm. We used more and more archaic computers, and now have use...
by colonel_panic
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Linux
Topic: Searching for text inside TMDX files
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Searching for text inside TMDX files

Hello
Is there a way to search for specific strings of text inside Textmaker files in my home directory?
I can save them as .rtf files, and do a search with grep, but it can't "see" into .tmdx files.
by colonel_panic
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: SoftMaker Office 2018 for Linux (General)
Topic: Can't start any of my Softmaker products on Debian
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Can't start any of my Softmaker products on Debian

And we're back in business!

Thank you so much.
by colonel_panic
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: SoftMaker Office 2018 for Linux (General)
Topic: Can't start any of my Softmaker products on Debian
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Can't start any of my Softmaker products on Debian

It was working until a couple of days ago. But now, whenever I open Textmaker or Planmaker, all I get is a window like the one below.
I tried to start Textmaker with the -debug argument, I attach ~/SoftMaker/Settings/tmlog.txt
Any assistance greatly appreciated. I need this for work in the morning!
by colonel_panic
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: SoftMaker Office 2018 for Linux (General)
Topic: Transferring license
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Transferring license

Hello I have a single license of Office 2018 for my main work PC which is shared by several members of staff in the office. Unfortunately, it had a catastrophic hard drive failure and I need to reinstall everything. Can I just put the same license number in again when it's time to reinstall? Does it...
by colonel_panic
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: SoftMaker Office 2018 for Linux (General)
Topic: Smallest amount of RAM for a nicely operating Textmaker
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Smallest amount of RAM for a nicely operating Textmaker

Oh, small world! Yes, it is me on the BL forums. A silly joke from when Linux was easier to get wrong, but it made me smile. :D
by colonel_panic
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: SoftMaker Office 2018 for Linux (General)
Topic: Smallest amount of RAM for a nicely operating Textmaker
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Smallest amount of RAM for a nicely operating Textmaker

I was thinking that one would have been in touch.
It would be a bit of fiddling to recomission the computer. I have no idea what OS is on there at the minute.
I will install it on a virtual machine and report back. Thank you!
by colonel_panic
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: SoftMaker Office 2018 for Linux (General)
Topic: Smallest amount of RAM for a nicely operating Textmaker
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Smallest amount of RAM for a nicely operating Textmaker

Hello

I have a project where I will be working away from the office.
I need a computer I can carry with me. I have an old netbook, but it's not very powerful. 900Mhz (single core!) processor, 512MB Ram.
Will Textmaker work on it, or is it too old?
by colonel_panic
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Linux
Topic: Form letter query
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Form letter query

I found out how to do it myself! It's exactly the same as MS Office, although I'd completely forgotten. In case you are wondering: F2 to add a formula The formula is LEFT(FIELDNAME;1) FIELDNAME is the name of the field in your database, and 1 is the number of characters to return. Easy. Thanks for t...
by colonel_panic
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2018 for Linux
Topic: Form letter query
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Form letter query

Hello

I am looking to insert the first character from a database field into a Textmaker document, then merging. So if the field contents were "1 Apple", I'd get "1" in the document.
Is this possible?

Thanks. :D
by colonel_panic
Wed May 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: SoftMaker Office 2018 for Linux (General)
Topic: Is Raspberry Pi/ ARM based computer support likely?
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Is Raspberry Pi/ ARM based computer support likely?

Of course, Martin. No shortage of x86 machines, and I'm delighted that you still support Linux. Thanks for the reply.
by colonel_panic
Tue May 14, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: SoftMaker Office 2018 for Linux (General)
Topic: Is Raspberry Pi/ ARM based computer support likely?
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Is Raspberry Pi/ ARM based computer support likely?

Hello I use an ancient PC with Debian happily with Softmaker. I simply don't need more for my business. But I like to think about the future! When my current machine gives up, I'd love to start using a Raspberry Pi. I can get everything working, but I'm stuck with LibreOffice. It would be great if y...

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