Software GmbH, makers of the multi-platform office suite SoftMaker Office,
announced today the public beta release of SoftMaker Office 2008 for Windows
Mobile Classic and Professional Pocket PCs . This office suite is designed for
any Pocket PC and is 100% compatible with the popular Microsoft Office suite.
SoftMaker Office 2008 for Pocket PCs ships with three applications that MS
Office users will find totally familiar and 100% compatible with their existing
office documents: TextMaker 2008, PlanMaker 2008 and SoftMaker Presentations
TextMaker 2008 is the only full-featured word processor for Pocket PCs
- reliable, user-friendly, and able to read and write all Microsoft Word files
with the highest fidelity. TextMaker does everything on Pocket PCs that
Microsoft Word does on Windows PCs.
PlanMaker 2008 is the only spreadsheet for the Pocket PC platform that
provides the vast richness of features known from Excel and that reads and
writes all Excel worksheets seamlessly. PlanMaker 2008 supports Excel-compatible
charts, AutoShapes, drawings, and more.
SoftMaker Presentations 2008 users have access to the complete
functionality of a desktop presentations program, enabling them to create, edit,
and manage slides, insert and edit drawings, graphics, tables, or text frames,
apply all animations of PowerPoint to objects, etc. The application comes with
an assortment of ready-made templates, or the user can create their own with
full access to slide masters, placeholders, color schemes, and all the other
features found in PowerPoint.
This is the only presentation program for the Pocket PC that is able to edit
PowerPoint files without conversion or quality loss.
All of the applications in SoftMaker Office 2008 for Pocket PCs support
printing, either directly or with the help of Jetcet Print from Westtek, LLC. In
addition, all of the applications enable the user to directly create PDF (Adobe
Acrobat) files straight on the Pocket PC.
SoftMaker Office 2008 works on any Windows Mobile touchscreen devices with
with StrongARM or Xscale CPU and supports Pocket PC 2000, Pocket PC 2002, Pocket
PC 2003, Pocket PC 2003 SE, Windows Mobile 5 Professional and Classic as well as
Windows Mobile 6 Professional and Classic but not Windows Mobile Standard
Smartphones. The Office suite can even be installed on memory cards.
This Beta of Softmaker Office 2008 expires on March 31, 2008. By that date,
either a new beta or the completed software will be available.
Cheers ~ Arne