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Last post Author Topic: Softmaker Office 2010 discount  (Read 18013 times)

Curt

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Softmaker Office 2010 discount
« on: November 19, 2009, 04:42:14 AM »
... SoftMaker Office 2010 Beta, that is.  8)

Read the news-letter @ http://www.softmaker...ter/2009-11-19-e.htm
or http://www.softmaker.com/english/

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if you pre-order SoftMaker Office 2010 before November 22, 2009, you can save between EUR 15 and 20 on the price.

My upgrade-price was €35 = $53. Americans and Canadians are merely to pay $35 (upgrade) or $50 (full) for 3 licenses. There is no "single-user" offer.

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You don't want to use PayPal for this, or you will be given the long "send money"-path.
Use credit card!
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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2009, 04:49:53 AM »
A great Office suite gets even better :Thmbsup:

I'll wait for the academic price, though, which hopefully lets me combine upgrade fee for both Windows and Linux version.

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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 08:17:17 AM »
Another option is to wait for Ashampoo's version as it is generally cheaper. The only difference, introduced with Office 2008, was the absence of Softmaker Basic from the Ashampoo version...
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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2009, 10:09:30 AM »
maybe the title can be changed to include the publisher as well since there is another Office 2010 suite that has a Beta version available on download. :)

• Microsoft Office 2010 Beta - Free Download

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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2009, 10:58:46 AM »
Another option is to wait for Ashampoo's version as it is generally cheaper. The only difference, introduced with Office 2008, was the absence of Softmaker Basic from the Ashampoo version...

Quite right, Darwin. But later on, SoftMaker is continually updated, which Ashampoo is not.

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lanux's proposition is fair, but the ambiguousness was intended...

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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2009, 12:33:25 PM »
Quite right, Darwin. But later on, SoftMaker is continually updated, which Ashampoo is not.

My understanding is that the Ashampoo product can be updated by downloading the SoftMaker updaters, no?

Caveat: I've only every purchased/installed the SoftMaker releases.
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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2009, 01:35:14 PM »
My understanding is that the Ashampoo product can be updated by downloading the SoftMaker updaters, no?

I am no longer certain; I shifted to SoftMaker only. Maybe the advert was misleading and I was too naive, but they said  Why not 'upgrade' to SoftMaker, or something. Anyway, I said some time ago that I am done with Ashampoo#, and this purchase was part of the abolition ;-)

# how strong I am... I have just become a platinum member  :wallbash:
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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2009, 01:47:28 PM »
# how strong I am... I have just become a platinum member  :wallbash

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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2009, 02:35:04 PM »
maybe the title can be changed to include the publisher as well since there is another Office 2010 suite that has a Beta version available on download. :)

I'm actually surprised this hasn't been 'dealt with' by one or the other company in some legal venue.

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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2009, 04:29:48 PM »
My understanding is that the Ashampoo product can be updated by downloading the SoftMaker updaters, no?
I am no longer certain;

I might now remember that every time I noticed that SoftMaker Office had been updated, I would click the Ashampoo-licensed Softmaker Office "update" button and get the message from Ashampoo > you already have the newest <, and that this went on for years until I finally lost my patience and purchased a license for SoftMaker's SoftMaker...
Was this how it was? I think it was.

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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2009, 04:34:16 PM »
My understanding is that the Ashampoo product can be updated by downloading the SoftMaker updaters, no?
I am no longer certain;

I might now remember that every time I noticed that SoftMaker Office had been updated, I would click the Ashampoo-licensed Softmaker Office "update" button and get the message from Ashampoo > you already have the newest <, and that this went on for years until I finally lost my patience and purchased a license for SoftMaker's SoftMaker...
Was this how it was? I think it was.

I haven't tried in a while (probably from the Ashampoo/SoftMaker Office 2006 timeframe), but my recollection is that with an Ashampoo license you could download the update from SoftMaker's site, install it and everything would remain registered.  I'm not sure if this was Ashampoo's or SoftMaker's intent, though. I'd guess it was just that they took no particular steps to prevent that from working.

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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2009, 04:35:27 PM »
My understanding is that the Ashampoo product can be updated by downloading the SoftMaker updaters, no?
I am no longer certain;

I might now remember that every time I noticed that SoftMaker Office had been updated, I would click the Ashampoo-licensed Softmaker Office "update" button and get the message from Ashampoo > you already have the newest <, and that this went on for years until I finally lost my patience and purchased a license for SoftMaker's SoftMaker...
Was this how it was? I think it was.

Hmm... wish I could remember where I read that the updaters for SoftMaker Office work for the Ashampoo OEM version. I *think* tomos might have written about this at some point.

Anyone with Ashampoo Office installed willing to give this a go? That is, try updating your install via the updaters service packs downloadable from the SoftMaker website (http://www.softmaker...sh/servpack_en.htm)?

mwb1100 beat me to it!
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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2009, 04:37:14 PM »
BTW I won't be updating to Office 2010 - I updated from 2006 to 2008 anticipating that Database would be included in the suite and here we are two or three years later and the database still hasn't made it to public beta! So... I'll be waiting for Database to be released first...
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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2009, 04:59:59 AM »
I should have told from the beginning: You are all allowed to freely test SoftMaker 2010 Beta for the rest of the year! It doesn't replace any previous version. Go to http://www.softmaker.../ofw10betareg_en.htm and register.

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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2009, 10:54:55 PM »
NOTE: the Purchase page at SoftMaker states the following, with respect to upgrade pricing for Office 2010 (my emphasis):

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Upgrade to SoftMaker Office 2010 for Windows
Upgrade version. Only for owners of older versions of TextMaker, PlanMaker, SoftMaker Office, or Ashampoo Office.

So... if you bought Ashampoo Office 2006 or 2008, you're eligible for upgrade pricing on the next SoftMaker version  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2009, 05:20:52 AM »
You're eligible if you have the free version of 2006!

Academic discount is bigger though.

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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2009, 05:34:22 PM »
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Seeking beta testers for SoftMaker Office 2010 for Linux
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We will start non-public beta testing of SoftMaker Office 2010 for Linux
and are looking for users interested in participating in the beta test.

If you wish to take part, please send an e-mail to apply@softmaker.de
and mention your forum user name at www.softmaker.com/forum -- all beta
discussions take place in the forum.

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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2010, 04:34:04 PM »
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Academic Pricing

We provide SoftMaker Office 2010 for Windows, SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux, and MegaFont XXL 2.0 to schools, universities, teachers, and students at reduced prices.

1.

SoftMaker Office 2010 for Windows
Microsoft Office-compatible office suite for Windows

site: only € 29.95 | US$ 34.95
teachers: € 29.95 | US$ 34.95
students: € 29.95 | US$ 34.95
   

2.
      
SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux
Microsoft Office-compatible office suite for Linux
      
site: only € 29.95 | US$ 34.95
teachers: € 29.95 | US$ 34.95
students: € 29.95 | US$ 34.95
   

3.
      
MegaFont XXL 2.0
12,222 professional typefaces for Windows and Linux
      
site: only € 29.95 | US$ 34.95
teachers: € 29.95 | US$ 34.95
students: € 29.95 | US$ 34.95


For just € 29.95 or US$ 34.95, schools will receive a site license for all school computers. The software can be used in education and administration.

Universities can order site licenses for SoftMaker Office that cover all computers owned by a faculty or chair for the same small € 29.95 | US$ 34.95 charge.

Additionally, teachers and students may purchase personal licenses at educational prices.


How to order

Please click on one of the links below for ordering and eligibility information regarding software in SoftMaker's educational program:

License for teachers
License for students and pupils
Site license for schools
Site license for university faculties or chairs


Service pack 576 for SoftMaker Office 2010 for Windows
(Can also be used to update Ashampoo Office 2010)


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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2010, 05:21:04 PM »
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1. SoftMaker Office 2010 for Linux now in public beta
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You can now download, for free, the public beta version of SoftMaker Office 2010 for Linux.
http://www.softmaker.com/

Everyone who purchased SoftMaker Office 2008 for Linux will receive a free upgrade to SoftMaker Office 2010 for Linux after its release!

SoftMaker Office 2010: € 69.95

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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2010, 02:27:42 PM »
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SoftMaker Office 2010 for Linux is shipping now!

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Some good reasons for SoftMaker Office 2010:

1. Excellent filters for DOCX and XLSX files, making data exchange
seamless with Word 2007 and Excel 2007.

2. Document tabs like in Firefox

3. PlanMaker offers impressive charts in presentation quality.

4. Integrated into KDE, Gnome, and CUPS

5. Supports all the world´s languages, now including Arabic and Farsi.

6. New spell checker in 20 languages (adding Russian, Greek, and Arabic)

7. TextMaker lets you view and edit multiple pages side by side.

8. Import and export wizards in TextMaker and PlanMaker

9. PlanMaker comes with formula auditing, scenarios, and external
references.

10. Strong graphics features such as mirror, soft drop shadows, and
image manipulation

Find out more:
http://www.softmaker.com


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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2010, 04:22:43 PM »
A pity that the linux version has horrible font kernelling. It makes any other virtues disappear. That was on a beta, maybe they have improved it...

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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2010, 07:37:29 PM »
Does anyone have any idea about Novell's office suite?

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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2010, 09:10:44 AM »

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Re: Office 2010 discount
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2010, 03:18:46 PM »
hmm horrible kernelling still present :(.
Still, the presentation tool beats OO.

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SoftMaker/Ashampoo Office 2010 ServicePack 584
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2010, 05:01:25 AM »
http://www.softmaker...lish/servpack_en.htm

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Service pack 584 for SoftMaker Office 2010

Can also be used to update Ashampoo Office 2010. Cannot be used to update trial versions.

List of changes in this service pack
All applications:

Feature: Dialog boxes are now centered relative to the application and not to the screen.

Feature: You can now browse for the template folder in Tools > Options > Files.

Feature: Windows 7: Fonts hidden by the user in the Control Panel are now hidden in SoftMaker Office as well.

Spell checker now accepts French and Italian elisions such as "j'ai" or "un'amica".

Windows 7: Closing the programs through the taskbar failed under certain circumstances. Fixed.

Improved support for Farsi

Improved support for systems with multiple monitors

Printing speeded up in many cases

Display and printing of OLE objects improved

PDF export is now faster and generates smaller files with JPEG images.

In portable mode, clicking on the toolbar icon for SoftMaker Presentations works now.

The USB stick copy program is now compatible with Windows 7 and Vista.

 
TextMaker 2010:

Improved import and export of DOC, DOCX, RTF and ODT files
Typing in documents with embedded images is now generally faster.
Duplex printing with multiple copies has been fixed.
Several minor changes


PlanMaker 2010:

Functions AND and OR improved
Improved stability when copying a full worksheet
Several minor fixes

 
SoftMaker Presentations 2010:

The B/W option did not work in slide shows. Fixed.