What really advantajes offer softmaker over ms office

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What really advantajes offer softmaker over ms office

Post by aktiff26 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:34 pm

I have a 2016 licence and now i am catching the money to have 2018 one but i really like to know what adantajes offer softmaker office, i dont want to discuss about "compatibility" i know are compatible. I really want to know what advantajes offer me as a wirter and researcher in social sicence. I want to know advantajes of texmaker in particular

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Re: What really advantajes offer softmaker over ms office

Post by Jossi » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:11 am

Basically, this is a matter of personal preference, so everybody will have his or her own reasons.
Reasons why I prefer SoftMaker Office over MS Office are:
- The programs have a very clear and logical UI: I find every function quickly, whereas in MS Office I'm always searching for something I cannot find.
- I am not forced to use those abominable ribbons (but I could if I would).
- Some functions are much better solved and easier to use than in MS Office, e. g. the handling of images.
- The programs start and run fast, even on older hardware.
- Support is free of charge for an unlimited time and is responsive to bug reports and feature requests.
- There is no subscription scheme, I pay once (and much less than for MS Office).
- I love to support a small independent company that keeps close to its customers.
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Re: What really advantajes offer softmaker over ms office

Post by aktiff26 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:50 pm

I really like the interfaz, i see the spellchecker are litle bad, but maybe whith the use it adapts to my wirting mode, i like the tabbed windows mode. Now i want to know if i can add plugins or it can store refernces to cite whith APA, and what anoher advantajes. I have my free 2016 bur i am thinking to move to 2018. Plase i am not in a ms lover i am triying to use another alternaive more reliable and i put my eye on softmaker

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Re: What really advantajes offer softmaker over ms office

Post by sven-l » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:16 pm

aktiff26 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:50 pm
I really like the interfaz, i see the spellchecker are litle bad, but maybe whith the use it adapts to my wirting mode, i like the tabbed windows mode. Now i want to know if i can add plugins or it can store refernces to cite whith APA, and what anoher advantajes.
You can use our own dictionaries for spell checking, and the Hunspell dictionaries. Add-ons are currently not available.
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Re: What really advantajes offer softmaker over ms office

Post by Freddie » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:24 pm

aktiff26 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:34 pm
I have a 2016 licence and now i am catching the money to have 2018 one but i really like to know what adantajes offer softmaker office, i dont want to discuss about "compatibility" i know are compatible. I really want to know what advantajes offer me as a wirter and researcher in social sicence. I want to know advantajes of texmaker in particular
I am an author and have written several books using TextMaker. I find it more reliable than MS Word, especially with regard to sections and chapters which Word has never managed to get right, always mangling the headers and footers, while TextMaker manages perfectly. I hope that the 2018 version proves as reliable.

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Re: What really advantajes offer softmaker over ms office

Post by jimjutte » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:48 am

I would echo the above comments, especially the comments related to cost and usability. Why on earth would I rent something like an office suite that I MUST have on a daily basis. I also don't like the idea that on a regular basis a company can reach over to my bank account or my visa card. Several large firms have been hacked and while I admit, I am risking exposure every time I use the credit card, if I use less, I reduce that risk. Further, most companies, once payments have gone through, drop the credit card information, again reducing your risk of exposure.

Aside from reducing my risk exposure this company reacts to both problems and requests. The shape of the product has been made based on customer feedback, the support (again, I am biased here) is made both by companies and volunteers from different backgrounds who believe in the product and the people who run the company.

Respectfully, MS is too big to even fathom that for me. Not that a large company can't do this... I just haven't seen it the way I have here.

Since you only asked about MS, I won't refer to additional firms.

Hope that helps.
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Re: What really advantajes offer softmaker over ms office

Post by victorlage » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:21 pm

Much lighter than MS Office

Doesn´t force a new set of menus and useless "New" features, incl. the need of re-learning the interface

Doesn´t try to "bend" the user into the "new" ideas the creators of the software have of usability (such as the folder where I "should" best save my files, the format I "should" save my files, etc)

Can be deployed on a flash drive

Compatible with MS formats

Offers its own set of formats for flexibility

Exports to PDF and EPUB

Has a set of integrated dictionaries: good for reading and translations

Presents a set of reasonable proofing tools, though not as extensive as MS word

Compatible also to open Office formats

In short: more than enough for general use, flexible and reasonably well priced

Though not a 100% substitute for MS Word and LibreOffice (that depends on whom you share documents with, fits as a very good option

Sorry, no version for Mac as yet, but that seems to be on its way

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