Welcome to the public beta of SoftMaker Office 2021

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Welcome to the public beta of SoftMaker Office 2021

Post by martin-k » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:36 pm

Welcome to the public beta of SoftMaker Office 2021 for Windows, Mac, and Linux!

We are grateful that you are participating in the private beta test for the new SoftMaker Office. Here are some comments:
  • A beta is software that is not yet finished and therefore contains errors. We do not accept any liability if documents are damaged or lost. If this is unacceptable to you, you should not use the beta.
  • Discussion of errors, problems, wishes, etc. takes place exclusively within the forum. Please do not send us any reports by e-mail, unless we ask you to do so.
  • Please write bug reports in a way that they are reproducible. Include information about your operating system and computer, understandable step-by-step descriptions, ideally example documents and screenshots.
  • Make sure to post in the right beta forum. There are separate forums for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Get the beta here!

Visit this page to get your beta download and your product key:

https://www.softmaker.com/en/softmaker-office-download


Important new features

All programs
  • One package now contains versions for Windows, Mac and Linux
  • PDF/A export
  • Previously, multiple versions were created when saving documents. Now SoftMaker Office creates "snapshots" every 8 minutes (user-selectable), to which you can return.
  • New automatic hyphenation with improved hyphenation quality
  • Linux: Access all features of your CUPS printer in the Print dialog box
  • New "Research" button for access to numerous dictionaries on the Web
  • New "File new" dialog box with preview function
  • Convert AutoShapes to curves whose points can be edited
  • Combine several AutoShapes into one
  • Experimental support for SVG graphics
  • New elements on the ribbon for fast changing of position and size of objects
TextMaker
  • TextMaker's database and mail merge functions now also understand SQLite, .pmdx and .xlsx.
  • Integration with Zotero
  • A search sidebar
  • A sidebar with thumbnails of the document pages
  • There are now sidebars on the left and right, and you can decide which sidebar elements should appear where.
  • Bookmarks can now be applied to entire areas (as a required step for supporting cross-references to chapter headings).
  • Footnotes and endnotes can be used simultaneously in a document.
  • Multi-page and multi-column footnotes
  • Fold marks for letters
  • Real-time word counter in the status bar
  • Improved DOCX support so that Word 2019 no longer opens documents in compatibility mode
  • New document templates
PlanMaker
  • Multiple online calculations can be displayed simultaneously in the status bar.
  • Pivot groups
  • Page break preview
  • New calculation functions
  • If an AutoFilter is active, the number of filtered data records is displayed in the status bar.
  • Improved ODS import
Presentations
  • A ribbon tab for sound and video objects
  • New slide transitions, now file-compatible with PowerPoint
  • Create portable presentation "packages" that can be played on other computers
  • New presentation templates (16:9)
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Re: Welcome to the public beta of SoftMaker Office 2021

Post by martin-k » Wed May 06, 2020 11:09 am

A note for all those who have participated in the private beta test:

The public beta is a new revision. You should install it to be up to date with the latest beta release.

Please get the download from https://www.softmaker.com/en/softmaker-office-download (you can continue using your existing beta product key).

Thank you very much for your great participation so far! :-)
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Second public beta of SoftMaker Office 2021

Post by martin-k » Tue May 19, 2020 12:58 pm

The second public beta of SoftMaker Office 2021 for Windows, Mac, and Linux has just been released.

It contains updated manuals, improved SVG support, Polish typographic quotes and a large number of minor and major bug fixes.

If you want to start beta testing now, please get your download and free product key here:

https://www.softmaker.com/en/softmaker-office-download

If you are already using an older beta, you can also download the installation packages directly here:

Windows 32 bit: https://softmaker.net/down/ofw2021_32.msi
Windows 64 bit: https://softmaker.net/down/ofw2021_64.msi

Mac 64 bit: https://softmaker.net/down/softmaker-office-2021.pkg

Linux 64 bit (RPM): https://softmaker.net/down/softmaker-of ... x86_64.rpm
Linux 64 bit (DEB): https://softmaker.net/down/softmaker-of ... _amd64.deb
Linux 64 bit (TGZ): https://softmaker.net/down/softmaker-of ... -amd64.tgz

The new expiration date of the beta is 15 June 2020.
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Third public beta of SoftMaker Office 2021 released

Post by martin-k » Thu May 28, 2020 8:59 pm

The third (and probably last) public beta of SoftMaker Office 2021 for Windows, Mac, and Linux has just been released.

It contains numerous error corrections and an accelerated print preview.

If you would like to start beta testing now, please get your download and free product key here:

https://www.softmaker.com/en/softmaker-office-download

If you are already using an older beta, you can also download the installation packages directly here:

Windows 32 bit: https://softmaker.net/down/ofw2021_32.msi
Windows 64 bit: https://softmaker.net/down/ofw2021_64.msi

Mac 64 Bit: https://softmaker.net/down/softmaker-office-2021.pkg

Linux 64 bit (RPM): https://softmaker.net/down/softmaker-of ... x86_64.rpm
Linux 64 bit (DEB): https://softmaker.net/down/softmaker-of ... _amd64.deb
Linux 64 bit (TGZ): https://softmaker.net/down/softmaker-of ... -amd64.tgz

The expiry date of the beta is 15 June 2020.
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