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Old 18. Apr 2016, 09:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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FreeOffice 2016 has been released for both Windows and Linux. Still no tabbed document view or support for the newer MS formats. Paragraph and character functions have been added to the sidebar. You can also hide the sidebar if you have no use for it. I installed it in Linux today and I love the new dark theme. So far, everything works.


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Old 19. Apr 2016, 06:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks Joe. Definitely a worthy consideration for Linux now. Here it is after a bit of customization on my Zorin desktop.

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ahh - it's from SoftMaker
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Old 19. Apr 2016, 12:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You're welcome guys. Yes, it's from SoftMaker. "FreeOffice yyyy" that's how they name their free office suites. The only things I miss in FreeOffice are tabbed view and the ability to save in the newer MS formats. IMHO, it is better than LibreOffice. It's quicker and more compatible with MS formats.
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False publicity?

"Documents are displayed in tabs, just like in a web browser"
http://www.freeoffice.com/en/discove...-windows-linux
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You're welcome guys. Yes, it's from SoftMaker. "FreeOffice yyyy" that's how they name their free office suites. The only things I miss in FreeOffice are tabbed view and the ability to save in the newer MS formats. IMHO, it is better than LibreOffice. It's quicker and more compatible with MS formats.
Tabs are present in Kingsoft Office
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Old 19. Apr 2016, 04:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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@danielson, that statement appears under the heading FreeOffice Comparison. They are listing features you will find in the Standard version but not in the free version.

@George.J, I am aware that the last free version of Kingsoft/WPS has tabbed view. My brother uses it. Do you know whether they are still watermarking the paper when you print? That would be a definite no-no for me.
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@George.J, I am aware that the last free version of Kingsoft/WPS has tabbed view. My brother uses it. Do you know whether they are still watermarking the paper when you print? That would be a definite no-no for me.
WPS Office started watermarking paper's, Kingsoft Office didn't. Infact the last best version of Kingsoft Office was 9.1.4550 and the future versions didn't allow saving in .docx. You can get it from FileHippo.
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WPS Office started watermarking paper's, Kingsoft Office didn't.
Is there a version for Linux which doesn't watermark? That would be just what I am looking for.
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Is there a version for Linux which doesn't watermark? That would be just what I am looking for.
You might want to check that out. I think WPS Linux versions doesn't watermark and allow saving in .docx.
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