No computer is properly complete without its own Office package. Office assists in the compilation of texts of all kinds, in the completion of spreadsheet calculations and in the preparation of expressive presentations. In these tasks, Microsoft Office is the generally accepted standard, as its formats are established and the functions it offers are continually required.Ashampoo Office 2008 is the re-branded version of SoftMaker Office, an alternative Office productivity suite to Microsoft Office for Windows.
However: many users are unable to afford the Office suite.This is where the Ashampoo Office 2008 steps in. The program only occupies a limited amount of storage space on the hard drive, is very stable and still offers all of those Office functions which genuinely need to be used in private or in business environments. A fair price that all users can afford without problem also ensures that the Ashampoo Office 2008 is rapidly winning new friends. Its simple menu prompting and ease of use allows users of other Office solutions a problem-free switchover.No matter what you do, Ashampoo Office 2008 is rock solid reliable. It takes even really long documents and complex calculations in its stride. Ashampoo Office 2008 now comes with PDF Export and a Mailing Assistant.
As a word processing program, Ashampoo TextMaker is able to cope both with long and short texts. The program is able to lay out a table of contents, an index and tables, can import graphics and is also able to place 3D texts. Thanks to the integrated addresses database, drafting serial letters presents no problem. Web pages are also easy to create using the program. The program has also won considerable praise thanks to its very high quality spell check system.Lots of things have changed in the new Ashampoo Office 2008. And it isn’t just down to the presentation program Ashampoo Presentations, which is a completely new addition to Office.
A particular wish of users was PDF export, something which is now available in all three programs. This means exporting content so that users can open it and print it out is no longer a problem, as long as s/he has installed the free Adobe Reader on their computer.One great extra is the new mailing assistant which is immediately available in Ashampoo TextMaker 2008. This helps in the printing of envelopes and spares its owner the annoying sizing and positioning of address fields.
- The reading and also the exporting of OpenDocument files
- Improved import and export of Microsoft Word files.
- The reading and also the exporting of OpenDocument files.
- New template manager manages paragraph and line templates.
- New print preview function to control the printed image prior to print out.
- Several pages (2, 4, 6, 8, 16) on a single printout to save paper.
- Integrated five-language translation dictionary (English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish).
- Improved master pages with texts.
- Bordering and shading whole pages.
- Page breaks now independent of printer.
- Supports MS Office, OpenOffice.org (TextMaker only), RTF and HTML file format.s
- Multi-language spell-checking.
- Hyphenation support.
- Thesaurus support.
Ashampoo Office 2008 has one decisive advantage over other office suites. You can install it on a USB stick and take it with you wherever you go. If you want to use another computer in the office, your laptop at home, the PC in the hotel lobby or the Internet cafe terminal, it’s enough to just plug in the USB stick and continue your office work seamlessly. Installation unnecessary. Many users are already using this feature to always carry their most important documents and the work environment they are used to with them.