IBM Lotus Symphony – Productivity Tools for Office Use

IBM Lotus Symphony is a suite of productivity tools for creating, editing, and sharing text, spreadsheet, presentations and other documents, and is currently distributed as freeware. It puts you in charge take control over spiraling upgrade costs, ensure access to documents well into the future with new standard file formats (ODF), and get more from your current investments with support for Microsoft Windows and Office file types.

This free alternative to Microsoft Office is based on the open-source OpenOffice, but throws in some useful features of its own to make it stand out from the crowd. These include support for VBA scripts to tempt professional users to switch to Symphony (and then pay for the cloud-based LotusLive collaboration services), plus plug-ins that enable you to extend Symphony’s usability in the directions you wish it to go.

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  • VBA scripts support
  • ODF 1.2 standard support
  • Office 2007 OLE support
  • [advt]Brand new sidebars containing enriched property sections and panels across different editors, with support of sidebar panel management to show or hide sidebar panels
  • Ability to customize toolbar content and layout
  • Ability to create new business cards and labels
  • Ability to insert OLE, audio and video files
  • Master document support
  • Support of Live Text
  • Enabled file encryption and password protection with Microsoft Word and Excel files
  • Support for “Open in new window”. Users can use Command+~ on Mac OS and Alt + Tab on XP/Vista to switch windows
  • New clip art gallery
  • More template files
  • Support of VML images in OOXML files
  • Support of more parameters for protecting spreadsheet files and sheets in VBA API

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