SoftMaker Software GmbH has announed the SoftMaker Office 2004, an office suite with counterparts to the two most
important programs in Microsoft's application suite, Word and Excel. TextMaker is a fully Microsoft Word-compatible word
processor and PlanMaker is the most Excel-compatible spreadsheet on the market now.
TextMaker is fast and reliable, needs little memory, and offers the rich feature set of Microsoft Word. Most importantly, TextMaker reads and writes all Microsoft Word files from 6.0 up to the current Word 2003 seamlessly.
PlanMaker offers the feature set and ease-of-use of a modern high-end spreadsheet application and is closely modeled after
market-leading Microsoft Excel. Its key features are more than 320 calculation functions, seamless import and export of all Microsoft Excel files, fully Microsoft Excel-compatible charting, and full support for Microsoft Excel's AutoShape drawings.
SoftMaker Office 2004 for Windows carries a suggested retail price of US$69.95 or EUR 69.95 and is available through
resellers and directly from SoftMaker.
Both software also have versions for Pocket PC (52531 TextMaker, 118320 PlanMaker).