FreeOffice TextMaker is more than just Word-compatible: It is not only great at document creation, but also at adding great-looking layouts.The FreeOffice PlanMaker spreadsheet is not only Excel-compatible, but convinces with ease-of-use, speed, and presentation-quality charts.And FreeOffice Presentations presents itself as a capable, easy to use alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint.
Easy data exchange
Direct document exchange with TextMaker 2012, 2010, 2008, and 2006 on all operating systems
Opens and saves DOC files of Microsoft Word 6.0 to 2010 faithfully, including those with password protection
Opens DOCX files of Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010 faithfully, including those with password protection
Opens and saves OpenDocument and OpenOffice.org documents
Opens and saves RTF, HTML, Pocket Word, and plain-text files
Wizard for importing and exporting plain-text files
Create PDF files (even PDF forms) directly from TextMaker
Windows only: Print 2, 4, 8, or 16 pages on one sheet of paper
Editing and formatting text
Insert auto-updating fields such as date, time, page number, author, auto-numbers, etc.
SmartText: for example, type "asap", and "as soon as possible" appears immediately
Calculations in text and tables
Borders, shading, fill patterns, drop caps, paragraph control
Hidden and protected text
Paragraph and character styles
Transfer formatting with the format brush
Automatic numbering of lines, paragraphs, lists, and headings
True master pages, not just simple headers and footers
The built-in outliner lets you easily promote, demote, and rearrange passages of text
"Track changes" tracks all changes made to a document and lets you accept/reject them later.
Comments – annotations that appear as balloons on the right-hand side of your pages
Footnotes, endnotes, tables of contents, indices, bibliographies
Easy creation of forms with input fields, checkboxes, dropdown lists, calculations, etc.
Graphics and drawing
Comprehensive drawing and image functions: Draw and design directly in your documents, fully compatible with Microsoft Word's AutoShapes.
Images can be cropped directly in the application.
Change brightness, contrast, and gamma of images directly inside TextMaker
Drawings can be filled with solid colors, patterns, images, and gradients.
Connector lines between objects
Large symbols library for flowcharts and org charts
TextArt feature for amazing type effects
True nested and multi-page tables
Cells can be merged, split, and rotated
Sorting of text and tables
Spell-checking in 58 languages using Hunspell dictionaries
Automatic hyphenation in 33 languages
On-the-fly spell-checking: typos are highlighted with a red underline.
Windows only: TextMaker operates as an OLE server and lets you insert its documents in any other program.
Extended support for East Asian languages and Arabic
Comprehensive database module for dBASE files built in
Insert single addresses in letters
Install SoftMaker FreeOffice in ubuntu
First you need to go to download page from here you need to enter your email address to get the download links and serial number.once you have deb package double click on it to install.