last year we mentioned that SoftMaker, the makers of TextMaker was planning on a
Pocket Excel replacement which gives full Excel capability to the Pocket PC
PlanMaker 2003. Since then they have renamed it PlanMaker 2004 and will
feature functinoality never before achieved in a handheld device.
PlanMaker 2004 features desktop-class spreadsheet capability for mobile devices.
It has a comprehensive set of calculation functions, lets you present results
visually through charts too. PlanMaker 2004 also promises seamless document
exchange, comprehensive calculation features, comprehensive formatting options,
use drawings and pictures, charting, analyzing data, and extras like support for
17 different languages.
PlanMaker 2004 Feature list includes:
Direct document exchange with PlanMaker for Windows, PlanMaker for
Handheld PCs, and PlanMaker for Linux â€“ no conversion required, no loss of
seamless document exchange with Microsoft Excel 5.0, 95, 97, 2000, XP,
Excel 2003 and Microsoft Excel for Apple Macintosh
Reads and writes password-protected Excel files
Imports and exports dBASE database and numerous other file formats
More than 320 calculation functions
Support for complex numbers
Array functions, functions with output range
Up to 16384 rows, 256 columns, and 256 sheets per document
Numbers can be formatted as currency, with fixed decimal parts,
thousands separators, as percentage values, as fractions, as dates and
times, in accounting format etc.
Perpetual time format (20:00 + 5:00 is 25:00 hours, not 1:00), negative
times supported as well
Freeze rows and columns
AutoFill with smart series recognition
Named ranges; ranges can contain calculations (CIRCLE=PI()*A1)
Cell comments with any kind of formatting
Cell and sheet protection against accidental or deliberate modification
Read and write protection for documents, document encryption
Unlimited undo and redo
All types of character formatting: font, style, size, etc.
Extended styles of formatting, including small caps, font colors,
character spacing and pitch, variable subscript and superscript etc.
Cell borders, shades, fill patterns
Conditional formatting (change formatting depending on the result of a
Merge cells, rotate cells
Cell stylesheets and character stylesheets â€“ recall often-used styles
AutoFormat â€“ easily apply attractive layouts
Paint formatting (pick up formatting from one cell, then "paint"
multiple cells in the same style)