Every computer user needs an office suite to write and edit texts and perform calculations. With Ashampoo Office 2006 you can get your work done faster, with higher quality and for a fraction of the cost of some other office suites. You can also easily exchange documents in Word and Excel formats with other users. Ashampoo Office 2006 has two main components: TextMaker 2006 is a reliable and user-friendly word processor that seamlessly reads all MicrosoftÂ® Word files, and writes them too. PlanMaker 2006 is a modern spreadsheet program featuring maximum Excel compatibility (see test), with which you can create and edit complex worksheets with ease. TextMaker and PlanMaker are perfectly matched and integrated. In addition to having identical controls and menus they can also exchange data with each other without any trouble. For example, the database functions of TextMaker and PlanMaker both use the standard dBASE format and both programs can thus access the same databases. PlanMaker worksheets can be inserted in TextMaker and TextMaker can print labels and lists from dBASE files. TextMaker and PlanMaker can read and write Word and Excel files, with all the formatting the way it should be. TextMaker and PlanMaker also have a whole series of other powerful import and export filters. For example, TextMaker can read OpenDocument and OpenOffice.org files, and Ashampoo Office also supports many other formats.