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SoftMaker Autumn giveaway
« on: October 23, 2015, 12:58:16 AM »
got this in email today and the link doesn't seem to be exclusive to my account, so enjoy the 2 gifts from Softmaker - SoftMaker Office Standard 2012 and Elegant Handwriting Fonts.

SoftMaker_2015_10_23_001_ver002.png

http://www.softmaker...sh/autumn2015_en.htm

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Re: SoftMaker Autumn giveaway
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2015, 08:54:36 AM »
Well, I tried it. I had to enter my name, address, and email to go through their normal shopping cart process. 2012 is the "old" version of Softmaker; they recently released 2016. The two products are sold separately so you could get just the fonts or just the office suite if you wish. The fonts are all .ttf files so you don't have to use their font manager.

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Re: SoftMaker Autumn giveaway
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2015, 02:16:43 PM »
got this in email today ...

Thanks for sharing  :Thmbsup:  :-*




 

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Re: SoftMaker Autumn giveaway
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2015, 02:47:09 PM »
Not sure but this "giveaway" may be the same product which was previously called "SoftMaker FreeOffice" and which was always free.

Also, the links which are sent upon "purchasing" the product are not tied to your account and do not require logging in or anything. So as long as the web link is not changed, redownloading should be possible.

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Re: SoftMaker Autumn giveaway
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2015, 07:26:55 AM »
Not sure but this "giveaway" may be the same product which was previously called "SoftMaker FreeOffice" and which was always free.

http://www.freeoffic...reeoffice-comparison

SoftMaker FreeOffice is a free version of SoftMaker Office. The key differences are listed below.


SoftMaker Office Standard 2012 for Windows - THIS Autumn giveaway

SoftMaker Office Standard 2012 is packed with numerous extra features. Here are just a few:

    Spell checking using high-quality commercial dictionaries in 20 languages
    Synonym dictionaries (thesaurus function) in eight languages
    FreeOffice reads the modern Microsoft formats DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX seamlessly – SoftMaker Office can also save in these formats
    Documents are displayed in tabs, just like in a web browser
    The extended sidebar gives you a bird's eye view over your document and its stylesheets
    Free technical support by SoftMaker
    Additional features such as envelope and label printing, macros, mailmerge, cross references, and figure captions

My downloads:
d:\d\SoftMaker Office 2012 Standard giveaway Autumn 2015\ofw2012std.exe   113.727.200



SoftMaker Office Professional 2012 for Windows

SoftMaker Office Professional expands upon the features of the standard edition by adding:

    SoftMaker eM Client Professional, a full-functioned replacement for Microsoft Outlook for competent management of e-mail messages, contacts, tasks, and appointments
    Four Berlitz dictionaries for translations from/to English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish

My downloads:
d:\d\SoftMaker Office 2012 Professional\emclient_setup.msi   15.138.816
d:\d\SoftMaker Office 2012 Professional\ofw2012eval.exe   260.343.304
d:\d\SoftMaker Office 2012 Professional\SoftMaker Office Professional 2012.msi   247.050.240


 

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Re: SoftMaker Autumn giveaway
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2015, 08:01:25 AM »
Tips & tricks for installing FreeOffice on a USB flash drive

If you want to carry SoftMaker FreeOffice for Windows and important documents with you, you can copy FreeOffice to a USB flash drive.
You can then insert this USB flash drive in any Windows-based computer (for example, those of friends or in Internet cafes) and run SoftMaker FreeOffice.
When you unplug the USB flash drives, no traces of FreeOffice are left behind on the PC.

Proceed as follows:

Install SoftMaker FreeOffice on your regular PC's built-in hard disk.
This lets you work with the applications in the regular way, even without a USB flash drive.

Click on the Windows Start button, then select Programs > SoftMaker FreeOffice > Utilities > Install SoftMaker FreeOffice on a USB stick.

Follow the instructions in this program.
The program now copies the complete SoftMaker FreeOffice folder and the complete folder My Documents\SoftMaker to your USB flash drive.
This makes all SoftMaker FreeOffice program files, all documents and all settings from My Documents\SoftMaker available on the USB flash drive.

When the program is done, your USB flash drive contains a fully functional copy of SoftMaker FreeOffice which does not register itself in Windows,
as well as all your documents and configuration files.

To launch one of the programs, open the SoftMaker FreeOffice folder on the USB flash drive
and click on the program you wish to run (for example, TextMaker.exe or PlanMaker.exe).




Tested with SoftMaker Standard from this giveaway:

This changes were made to become portable:

1.)
inst\mydoc\
changed to just
SoftMaker\
on USB drive.
('mydoc' renamed to 'SoftMaker' and moved up to main folder.
The 'inst\' was not copied at all, but recreated at first launch as 'inst\hunspell\')


The inst\*.ttf were not copied too.

2.)
Added to USB drive:
portable.txt


3.)
usbstick.exe
usbstick.lng
were not copied to USB drive.



 
« Last Edit: October 25, 2015, 08:23:20 AM by AbteriX »

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Re: SoftMaker Autumn giveaway
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2015, 04:30:36 PM »
Thanks AbteriX,
this is a great freebie :up:
Tom

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Re: SoftMaker Autumn giveaway
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2015, 07:05:31 AM »
You're welcome, Tom  :D





 

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Re: SoftMaker Autumn giveaway - X-Mas giveaway
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2015, 07:51:19 AM »
New change to download and register:

SoftMaker Office 2012 Standard

German Advent Giveaway
http://www.pcwelt.de...ollversions-kalender >> Day 19


Same executable as above:
ofw2012std.exe   : 113.727.200   : 24.10.2015 : a61023ba876a584ce945a582ca77b43a *ofw2012std.exe


Get your own license key at (German language):
http://www.softmaker...reg/ofw12free_de.htm