SoftMaker Office 2006 is a MS Word-compatible word processor and MS Excel-compatible spreadsheet office suite that is small in size and has a good number of features. The unique thing about this program is that it can run off your USB stick, which makes it a portable office suite.
OpenOffice can also run off your USB stick, but it’s way bigger than SoftMaker Office suite, almost 4 to 5 times larger because of all the other programs it includes.
SoftMaker Office is made up of two programs, TextMaker and PlanMaker. TextMaker is a feature-rich word processor that is fast, stable, and powerful. It can also read and write Word documents from version 6.0 to Word 2007. So you can use it to view and edit Word 2007 documents using TextMaker instead of MS Office.