Microsoft Word 2007 by default uses a different file format from its predecessors: DOCX. Our customers have been asking for DOCX import in SoftMaker Office for quite some time.
I am happy to announce that TextMaker 2010 comes with excellent support for opening DOCX files.
Some customers asked us what took us such a long time, when OpenOffice.org has been providing DOCX import for several months now.
I was always tempted to answer with a counter question: Do you want DOCX support, or DOCX support that works?
I am not trying to be cheeky. Earnestly, I am appalled at what OpenOffice.org does to even rather simple DOCX files.
Here is a small comparison between TextMaker 2010 and the latest version (3.1.1) of OpenOffice.org:
In fact, I had a hard time finding any DOCX file that OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 was able to import without problems.
But wait, there’s one more thing: TextMaker 2010 will also be able to save in DOCX format. This makes it the only word processor apart from Microsoft Word 2007 that allows you to create documents in DOCX format.