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Author Topic: SoftMaker charity 2013: FreeOffice  (Read 1949 times)

Curt

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SoftMaker charity 2013: FreeOffice
« on: December 08, 2013, 04:18:44 PM »
http://www.loadandhelp.com/

Quote from: SoftMaker Load and Help 2013
Dear SoftMaker customer: Christmas comes early this year!

>From now until December 24, you can download the latest version of SoftMaker FreeOffice for Windows and Linux and the brand new type collection "Elegant Holiday Fonts" for free - and help needy people at the same time: For every download, SoftMaker donates 10 Euro cents to aid and charity projects around the world.

These are this year´s free downloads:

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1. SoftMaker FreeOffice
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A full-featured office suite for Windows and Linux that is based on SoftMaker Office and may be used at home and for business alike.

If you already use SoftMaker Office, you do not need FreeOffice. But we want to encourage you to tell your friends and colleagues about our Load and Help 2013 campaign.

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2. Elegant Holiday Fonts
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This type collection for Windows, Linux, and Mac comes with 55 fresh fonts, four of which feature Christmas and year-end symbols (dingbats).

The remaining 51 fonts are carefully selected typefaces that are useful for Christmas cards, invitations, stationery, gift wrap, labels, and other designs.

Some of the fonts in this collection have never been available from SoftMaker before. This is a great resource for everyone, including SoftMaker customers who already own many of our fonts.

The "Elegant Holiday Fonts" are a one-time special until December 24.
After Christmas, we will never offer this exact compilation again.

Visit the Load and Help campaign page:
http://www.loadandhelp.com/


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Re: SoftMaker charity 2013: FreeOffice
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 04:52:32 PM »
Are they undercutting themselves?  Is there a feature comparison table between free and paid-for?

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Re: SoftMaker charity 2013: FreeOffice
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 04:58:13 PM »
The comparison between FreeOffice and the paid for versions for 2012 is still available here: PDF (127kB)

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Re: SoftMaker charity 2013: FreeOffice
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 04:13:49 PM »
Thanks...  and that's funny, I'm still on 2012, and don't remember an inviation to upgrade to 2013.  Perhaps I didn't read the e-mail.

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Re: SoftMaker charity 2013: FreeOffice
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 04:46:32 PM »
Thanks...  and that's funny, I'm still on 2012, and don't remember an inviation to upgrade to 2013.  Perhaps I didn't read the e-mail.

no no! The 2013 "version" is just this free/charity one.
4wd's pdf link shows the difference - dumbed down a share - doesnt open write more recent versions of MS Office documents. May possibly be the equivalent of the 2010 version.
Tom
« Last Edit: December 10, 2013, 04:59:56 PM by tomos, Reason: corrected as per cyberdiva\'s post below »

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Re: SoftMaker charity 2013: FreeOffice
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2013, 04:51:28 PM »
[snip] 4wd's pdf link shows the difference - dumbed down a share - doesnt open more recent versions of MS Office documents. May possibly be the equivalent of the 2010 version.
The pdf seems to indicate that the free version can read the more recent versions of MS Office documents but can't write them.

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Re: SoftMaker charity 2013: FreeOffice
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2013, 04:58:45 PM »
Thanks for the correction cyberdiva - that makes it a lot more attractive :up:
Tom

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Re: SoftMaker charity 2013: FreeOffice
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2013, 06:28:11 PM »
FreeOffice 2013 may open/write more [improved filters but still won't write ...X formats - see below] formats but I can't find a comparison for it.

From the FAQ:
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No, this year we make an updated version available that offers additional features and improved import/export filters. So, even if you are already a FreeOffice user, it is worthwhile to download FreeOffice again.

Features page is here: FreeOffice 2013

And from the forum:
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It has many of the improvements of 2012, and some features are reduced over 2010. For example, it can read DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX files, and uses the most modern filters we have for that.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2013, 06:37:47 PM by 4wd »