Ashampoo Office 2012 presents an alternative to some of the most popular MS Office programs. There are three parts of the software that closely mirror some of the most popular aspects of its Microsoft counterpart. Ashampoo TextMaker 2012 gives you the opportunity to create documents for all purposes, from personal journaling to professional presentations. Fully compatible with most other word processing programs, including Microsoft Word 6.0 and up, this software provides all of the options you need for creating clean, sleek documents for any purpose with a user-friendly interface. Ashampoo PlanMaker 2012 provides a great way to create spreadsheets similar to those many people create in Microsoft Excel, with which it is compatible from versions 5.0 to Excel 2010. Those doing presentations for business will love Ashampoo Presentations 2012, which bears many similarities to Microsoft Powerpoint. Coming with a variety of templates and animations, this program is easier to use for many people than its alternatives.
One of the main advantages that Ashampoo Office 2012 offers is its price. Microsoft Office includes additional programs that not everyone needs. Because Ashampoo is limited to just three programs, it is, at time of writing, just 60% of the price of Microsoft Office. That’s $40 in savings for a comparable product.