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« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2011, 10:12:12 AM »

So, technically, how does the final SoftMaker Office '12 compare to OOo/LibO or, let's say, WordPerfect? Any decent features?
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« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2011, 12:05:42 PM »

I guess this is old news, but the android version looks  quite interesting.

http://softmaker.com/english/blog/?p=194
http://www.softmaker.com/english/ofatmcomp_en.htm
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« Reply #52 on: November 20, 2011, 12:31:29 PM »

So, technically, how does the final SoftMaker Office '12 compare to OOo/LibO or, let's say, WordPerfect? Any decent features?

Many useful features and not as much cruft as comes with MSOffice. IMO a little more polished and less 'geeky' than Libre. (40hz does not discuss OO any more. He's mad at the people who are behind it.)

You can still get in on the beta. Worth the download. Check it out if you get a chance since one person's dream of an office suite is another person's nightmare.
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« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2011, 12:33:35 PM »

(40hz does not discuss OO any more. He's mad at the people who are behind it.)
Good point.  cheesy

You can still get in on the beta.
Thought it's closed now?
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« Reply #54 on: November 20, 2011, 01:13:01 PM »

You can still get in on the beta.

Thought it's closed now?

@Tuxman - I just tried this link below with an alternate email I have and they said they were sending me a key.

http://www.softmaker.com/...glish/ofw12betareg_en.htm

and...

...just got the confirmation with a new key now. That was fast!

Let me know if it doesn't work for you.  Luck! Thmbsup
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« Reply #55 on: November 20, 2011, 01:27:59 PM »

Hmm, only 10 days to go. Would a trial version of the "final" product not be better here?
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« Reply #56 on: November 20, 2011, 01:49:23 PM »

Hmm, only 10 days to go. Would a trial version of the "final" product not be better here?

 Grin Good point!
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« Reply #57 on: November 20, 2011, 02:10:38 PM »

I know.  cheesy
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« Reply #58 on: November 29, 2011, 05:00:38 PM »

http://www.softmaker.com/

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SoftMaker Office 2012 for Windows is shipping!
You can order it now.

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« Reply #59 on: November 30, 2011, 02:19:16 AM »

All customers who own an older version of SoftMaker Office, TextMaker, PlanMaker, Presentations, or Ashampoo Office, are entitled to purchasing the upgrade version for just € 49.95 / US$ 59.95.
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    Seamless reading and writing of all Microsoft Office 2010 file formats: DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX are now supported.

    SoftMaker eM Client 3.5, the new Outlook alternative that manages your e-mails, tasks, events, and contacts

    Berlitz translation dictionaries for easy translations between English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian

    Many new features in all of the SoftMaker Office applications

The introductory price of € 49.95 is only valid for a limited time. Place your order now to get the latest SoftMaker Office at a great price.
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as someone who has paid for upgrades from Ashampoo to Softmakers versions, I'd prefer a favoured discount. But I suspect that when they say "only valid for a limited time" they mean for those with older/cheaper versions.

Full price is $99.95 for the pro version - I dont see any standard version...
http://www.softmaker.com/shop/shop.php?go
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« Reply #60 on: November 30, 2011, 06:08:27 AM »

http://www.softmaker.com/english/ofw_en.htm .. just below the green box it says

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Office Professional is already shipping.
Office Standard will be available shortly.

Since I doubt I would use the e-mail client, I am going to wait and see what the standard upgrade ends up costing I think.
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« Reply #61 on: November 30, 2011, 08:29:09 AM »

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« Reply #62 on: November 30, 2011, 09:49:34 AM »

Curt, what you've posted is the price for new users.  I think what Jibz is waiting for is the price to upgrade from 2010 Standard to 2012 Standard.  I know that's what I'm waiting for.  So far, they've only posted an upgrade price to the Professional edition.  I'm assuming the upgrade to Standard will be a lot less.  At least I hope so!  smiley
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« Reply #63 on: November 30, 2011, 12:13:36 PM »

-same procedure as last year, James: €50/$60, I assume.

MAYBE a minor discount further the first couple of weeks (the PRO upgrade price will soon go up to €70).

I am so far awaiting the Ashampoo version, because I still have a few yiggles...

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« Reply #64 on: November 30, 2011, 01:14:33 PM »

Looking through the thread again for comments about the email client - trying to decide if Pro worth the extra dosh (would be helpful to know what exactly the introductory standard upgrade offer will be):

Just finished putting the latest beta through its paces and I'm very impressed.

The new email client is quite nice. Lightning fast. Packs much of the look and feel of Outlook without all the MS Exchange baggage that comes along for the ride. [...]
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« Reply #65 on: December 03, 2011, 02:53:02 PM »

I think what Jibz is waiting for is the price to upgrade from 2010 Standard to 2012 Standard.  I know that's what I'm waiting for.
Me too.  I see the point of Pro for businesses brave enough to dump Microsoft (as long as they don't need a full database), but for home users happy with existing e-mail clients, an update of the Standard edition is a more interesting event.

I've seen "Softmaker" in the Guests/Users list at the bottom of the Forum page, so hope they're listening...
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« Reply #66 on: December 04, 2011, 03:07:26 PM »

but for home users happy with existing e-mail clients, an update of the Standard edition is a more interesting event.

true, but who out there is really happy with their email client Sad (or is that just me...)
I'm using Tbird, mostly unhappy with the UI. The problem is, I suspect I'd have the same (but different) problem no matter what email client I used...

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« Reply #67 on: December 05, 2011, 04:18:08 AM »

I am listening. Give us a few days to update the web site for Office Standard.
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« Reply #68 on: December 05, 2011, 05:10:42 AM »

Dear Softmaker

Can key for Pro 2012 Windows version be used for 2012 Standard (in case we dont want to use emclient) ?

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« Reply #69 on: December 05, 2011, 06:57:08 AM »

I am not sure if the key would work, but you can always do a user-defined install for Pro and deselect eM Client.
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« Reply #70 on: December 05, 2011, 07:56:20 AM »

-just to elaborate; the Office pack is the first to install, only then will eM Client begin to install, but without asking - so one will need to opt out of eM before the first initial "Install". Hmm... did this "explanation" make sense?

Oh, yeah, I hereby revealed that I couldn't wait for the Ashampoo version...
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« Reply #71 on: December 05, 2011, 10:11:53 AM »

No, you are supposed to choose "User-defined install" and then simply deselect the eM Client component.
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« Reply #72 on: December 07, 2011, 01:03:55 PM »

SoftMaker Office Standard 2012 is now available, too, and we are also offering upgrades to it.
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« Reply #73 on: December 07, 2011, 01:31:31 PM »

SoftMaker Office Standard 2012 is now available, too, and we are also offering upgrades to it.

€ 69.95/€ 32.95

http://www.softmaker.com/shop/shop.php?go
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« Reply #74 on: December 07, 2011, 05:24:31 PM »

Excellent, thanks a lot Thmbsup.
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