10 Dec 2014

And Then A Free Office….

I do believe I’ve mentioned this software before but I recently got an e-mail from them saying that SoftMaker Office 2012 is presently available for free. For every download the publishers are going to donate a few Euro cents to charity for Christmas. Okay, up to them I guess. For anybody interested, this is the link;


{If you try it – note the ‘Tips and Tricks’ link on the above linked page.}

When I was in the world I had MS office. When I left the world, and that computer finally died, I didn’t.

I really didn’t fancy the cost of that MS sucker so, over time, I must’ve tried all the usual free suspects but, having found SoftMaker and noting the compact size, the fast load speed and the fact that, from the one installation, you can load him onto a portable drive as well, makes it a nice bit o’ kit. So nice I went from free to pay a good while ago! Yup, I parted with money.

Okay, this offer is free so it’ll be a tad crippled, but if you’re bored this evening, give it a spin. You may like it. And if you don’t, it’s just a poke of the delete key will make him gone.

One cripple in the free offering I tried a little bit after a while ago, was the inability to edit what items were visible in the menu bar. This cripple, as I’m a minimal sort o’ fellow and just like things up there that I’m going to use, was one of the reasons I parted with money.

I may be wrong here, but I seem to remember you can choose what modules, word processor, spread sheet and presentation kit, you install.

Right, time for nose-bag. A nice ham salad with, oh I don’t know, potato wedges and deep fried, battered onion rings? That’ll do. Come on! It’s salad! I’ve no intention of overdosing on vitamins so need something to balance things out, right? My little nest of vipers? Rice, of course, with something unrecognisable. To me, as someone once said, rice is nice if you really feel like eating two thousand of something.

Quote;  John Woods.

“Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.”


someguy said...

try libre office from libreoffice.org
free and not crippled at all

Mac said...

Yup, tried Libra and a bunch of others but settled for the kit mentioned in the post as it’s a fraction of the size when installed and lightening fast to load and work with.