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TextMaker 2004 rev 405

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TextMaker for Windows CE offers the full feature set and convenience of Windows word processors such as Microsoft Word XP
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Screenshots & Images

Screenshot of Main program screen
Screenshot of File dialogue
Screenshot of Font formatting
Screenshot of Automatic field insertion
Screenshot of Lookup formatting
Screenshot of Thesaurus
Screenshot of Main program screen


There is no other word processor for Windows CE HPC devices that is as powerful or compatible with desktop Microsoft Word than Textmaker CE.

Originally sold as Textmaker 2002, it has evolved over the years. There have been releases such as Textmaker 2003, 2006, 2008, 2012, and up to the newest versions. The original software came with Textmaker and Planmaker. A Word clone and an Excel clone. Newer versions also include PowerPoint type clones.

You are encouraged to visit the manufacturers website at www.softmaker.com for detailed information on various products.

Read accompanying text file in handheld installation directory for information on how to register the software. This is the full version.

This software is no longer available from or supported by SoftMaker.

System Requirements

Copy .cab file to handheld and tap on it to install.

NOTE: The "Windows 2004" is the Windows x86 desktop companion software.

Installation Instructions

Handheld PC with a screen resolution of at least 640x240

Windows CE 2.0 or better

Memory required*:
6 MB in data storage (may be put on a memory card)
3 MB in program storage while TextMaker is running (internal RAM)

Supported CPU types: MIPS, SH3, SH4, StrongARM

TextMaker can only be installed on a memory card (instead of internal memory) on the following devices:
Compaq C-Series; NEC MobilePro 700, 750C, Philips Velo 500; Sharp HC4000, HC4100, HC4500, HC4600

Copy .cab file to handheld and tap on it to install.

Program Cost

£34.99 GBP ($42.34 USD, €40.24 EUR, ¥6,320.94 JPY, est.)


Word ProcessorWord

License Payware
Commercial programs with formal license terms.
Website http://www.softmaker.com
Not working? Try this website on the WayBack Machine
Released 07 August 2004
Language Support English (United States)
Popularity 268
Total Downloads  260
Submitted By Rich Hawley
Submitted On 21 March 2014


C:Amie 30 June 2019 at 4:47:23 PM
If you are looking to buy TextMaker in 2019 see:
torch 17 August 2022 at 5:20:47 AM
Revision 405 works on CE 2.0 MIPS (MobilePro 700) and CE 3.0 MIPS (MobilePro 790)
torch 02 January 2023 at 2:34:14 AM
I have been doing some tinkering with Textmaker 2002/04 builds 397 and 405 on HPC2000 MIPS for the NEC MobilePro 790 and noticed some bugs with build 405.

Build 397 saves Office 97-XP .doc files beautifully.
Build 405 keeps hanging and freezing the entire device when attempting the same but does not do this when saving .tmd, .pwd, or Word 95/6.0 files.
I was annoyed and at a loss on how to fix it.
Anyway I played with the settings, and did the following:
Extras - > Preferences - > Files
-Uncheck “Create Backup Copies”
-Uncheck “Autosave Document”
-Check “Fast Save”
-Change Default File Format to “MS Word”

Now I’m on the later build and it works perfectly as Build 397.
I just wanted all of you to know if you have an older MIPS device.

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