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SoftMaker FreeOffice 2018 - "Anniversary" update
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Galbi


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PostPosted: Wed 30 May 2018, 10:05    Post subject:  

anewuser wrote:
The long quest for at least a rich text format word processor that would allow interoperability between linux and windows systems.

Perhaps:
http://genscriber.com/genappsd/rtf-editor-85.html
(unzip and run)

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RetroTechGuy


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PostPosted: Wed 30 May 2018, 10:53    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
I think you had it correct the first time with the product key.
That key is your key and no one else's!

Softmaker requires a key, and it is assigned to each person, as their own key. Exclamation

I do wonder if they are using the information you have to give them to get a key, as a way to make some money. Idea
Personal info is money to the right people!


Since this thread has revived... Quite some time ago, I registered for a key (since they said it supported Linux).

I never got around to installing it yet (I just wanted to play with it), but I get periodic emails from them offering various enhanced packages and fonts, and whizbang stuff. I assume that they make money by selling these enhanced products. And that's a fine model - the free version being more limited in some manner (most probably don't need the enhanced - and it's a free test drive, without the modern crippleware/expiring trial version game)

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PostPosted: Thu 31 May 2018, 08:47    Post subject:  

I have been using it for ages on both.
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PostPosted: Thu 31 May 2018, 09:31    Post subject:  

I am using the latest free version....I like it a lot..runs nice on my latest Bionic Puppy as well as Xenial Pups...
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SolusUmbra

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PostPosted: Mon 06 May 2019, 20:21    Post subject:  

I downloaded and installed the .pet of free office from mike’s google drive page and I couldn’t get the program to run at all.
In the end I ended up downloading and installing the .deb file from the free office site and everything runs just fine.
However I’m still wondering if anyone else has had that problem or what I might of done wrong.
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Mon 06 May 2019, 21:23    Post subject:  

@ SolusUmbra:-

Hey, no problem. If the .deb package works, that's fine.

Use whatever works for you. There's no hard & fast rule about it.....and certainly no point is being so 'dogmatic' (Laughing) about it that you end up shooting yourself in the foot.

You wouldn't believe the combination of .pets, SFSs. .debs, AppImages, Electron apps, self-extracting scripts, etc., etc., that I have running throughout my own 'kennels'. Even a number of Windoze 'portables' running under WINE.....

There's no shame in running Windoze stuff alongside Linux stuff. Some Windoze stuff is better for the job than its Linux counterparts. The same goes for vice-versa. If it does what you want it to.....that's the whole point of the exercise. In a nutshell.


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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Wed 18 Sep 2019, 22:22    Post subject:  

Evening, boys & girls.

An update for FreeOffice 2018 has come down the tubes, so I've packaged it up for you.

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/09/freeoffice-odt-file-saving-dark-mode

Couple of items of interest:-

Even further compatibility with M$ Office.....although, curiously, this is about being able to save to older file formats (like .doc, .xls and .ppt). Free Office already supports compatibility with the current formats, like .docx and .pptx, so this seems perhaps a wee bit pointless.

Free Office now has the ability to save to .odt files; previously, it was only able to open & read them. This makes it far more compatible with the Open Document Foundation as well as MicroSoft Office, which in turn makes it much more cross-platform 'friendly'.

The biggest change, and one which I in particular welcome, is the return of the 'dark mode'. I used this exclusively when I first started using this, back when I produced the 2016 packages. With the arrival of the 2018 packages last year, the 'dark mode' had vanished, along with the arrival of the infamous 'ribbon' interface. Which is fine if you like it; thankfully, the option is still there to use the traditional interface, too.

(Since I suffer from permanently sensitive vision following years at my previous full-time place of employment, this is indeed a very useful re-work for me.)

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No need for a new product key with this update (the '970', 'Anniversary' update); simply uninstall/unload the 'old' 2018 package, and install/load the update in its place. Your /root/Softmaker & /root/.softmaker config directories will continue to work as usual.

You can find them here, at my Google Drive:-

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1MF9keT0C5WCwGISw_LzcN25PL2yMXzUq?usp=sharing

Navigate through, and help yourselves; there's .pet and SFS packages (only 32-bit ATM; I'll get the 64-bit packages sorted out in the next few days for y'all), so.....you 'pays your money, and makes your choice'.

Enjoy.


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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Thu 19 Sep 2019, 18:06    Post subject:  

Evening, all.

As promised, here are the 64-bit .pet & SFS packages of the 'Anniversary' update for FreeOffice 2018. You can find them at the same location as the above 32-bit packages.

Navigate through, and help yourselves.

Hope they're useful.


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gjuhasz


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PostPosted: Sun 22 Sep 2019, 16:22    Post subject: Version 971  

Hi All,

Version 971 is announced, Bugfixes only.

The softmaker18-971_64hup.sfs file is available at

https://sourceforge.net/projects/puppyszoftver/files/Puli/Puli-64bit/packages/

Supports en_US and hu_HU languages.


Have fun!

Regards,

gjuhasz

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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Sun 22 Sep 2019, 16:35    Post subject:  

@ gjuhasz:-

Yah, I know, I know; don't tell me..! Within 24 hrs of downloading and packaging the 970 'Anniversary' update, 971 had been released.....

It'll have to wait a wee while. I don't think anybody's that obsessed about having the very latest version.....are they? (Perhaps so...)

I'll get around to 'em sooner or later..! Smile


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