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gampr01

Joined: 03 Nov 2013
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Sat 03 May 2014, 10:20    Post subject: Re: Looks nice,but too many issues. Better: SoftMaker FreeOffice  

Tombombadil wrote:
My preference amongst all free office suites is still SoftMaker FreeOffice (freeoffice.com) - compared to Kingsoft Office, ui looks unspectacular, but it is effective and comfortable. No issues, no quirks and oddities, it works fast and reliable. And, above all, it provides the best import and export filters for Microsoft Office formats.


Softmaker free office had an issue with copy/paste of images on my end - e.g. if you copy a piece of webpage containing an image only text would be pasted into their text editor application.

Kingsoft office still has some bugs, and some functionality, e.g. charts in Excel, is still not there, but it works acceptably quick and i had no issues of compatibility with MS Office, except for the charts.

Bthw, a newer Patch4 to the KSO is available on their website, hope another one will be coming soon - seems they issue patches once in 3-4 months.
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bjn

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Sep 2014, 11:40    Post subject:  

Just letting everyone know that the latest free version of KIngsoft/WPS Office supports saving in MS Word Document .docx format.
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rek769


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PostPosted: Fri 12 Jun 2015, 12:35    Post subject: Kingsoft 9.10 4961 A18P1  

I have made an sfs file of the subject software and am using it on Tahr 6.0.3 without issue so far. If anyone is interested in obtaining it just send a PM. (97 MB)
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perdido

Joined: 09 Dec 2013
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PostPosted: Yesterday, at 22:50    Post subject:
Subject description: Latest WPS (kingsoft) Office Suite 9.1.0.4975~a19p1 Patch1 dated 8-19-2015
 

Kingsoft Office now called WPS Office (Write-Presentations-Spreadsheets)

This is an SFS file of WPS Office for Linux Alpha19 Patch1 dated 2015-08-19 using wps-office_9.1.0.4975~a19p1_i386.deb as source.
The default language is english. This is the 32bit version.

Download here --> http://www.ibm-pc.org/puppy/wps-office_9.1.0.4975-a19p1_i386_eng.sfs
MD5 - f3c341b93cda629314f8005d605ac982
File size 72MB

Official site --> http://www.wps.com

Additional information.
Chinese templates removed (saved 7MB)
Removed the environmental variable %f when launching programs.
Copied appropriate icons to /usr/share/pixmaps/ for menu icons.
Installed 5 missing ttf fonts due to error on initial run of program. Now starts with no errors.

As mcewanw-William suggested (and I forgot) you can copy the microsoft truetype core fonts to the directory /usr/share/fonts/default/TTF/
Get them here-->http://sourceforge.net/projects/corefonts/files/

WPS Office for Linux Alpha19 Patch1 [2015-08-19]
http://wps-community.org/download.html

WPS community
http://wps-community.org/

Runs fine in Puppy Precise 5.7.1
Not for version 4.xx puppies.

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mcewanw

Joined: 16 Aug 2007
Posts: 2589
Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Today, at 00:53    Post subject: official deb package installs directly on MintPup
Subject description: and probably DebianDog too I expect
 

Hi,

I have also installed wps onto my MintPup installation. I expect your sfs package could be loaded onto MintPup, but since I wanted a permanent install I just installed the deb package itself from:

http://wps-community.org/downloads

Note that both a 32bit and 64bit version is available.
Would probably work fine in DebianDog also.

After downloading the deb, installation I completed the installation by entering the following commands into a terminal (at directory I stored the wps deb file in):

Code:
dpkg -i  wps-office_9.1.0.4975~a19p1_i386.deb
apt-get install -f
apt-get install xdg-utils


The last line of the three above was required to complete the installation (to do with the startup menu I think).

Just for completion, I also copied some MS ttf fonts (aerial, calibri, courier new, georgia, palantino, symbol, tahoma, times new roman, verdana, webdings, wingding) into MintPup directory /usr/share/fonts/msfonts. I could have used [code]apt-get install msttcorefonts[/core] to get the fonts from Mint/Ubuntu repository, but that has python 2.7 dependency, which I didn't want, and I only wanted a few fonts. I therefore simply just copied the fonts over from my MS Win7 windows/fonts directory as an alternative method...

Very nice looking office suite (Writer, Spreadsheet, and Presentation) actually and fast too. Gives choice of MS office ribbon type user interface menu or traditional older-style top menu. Works well with docx (but doesn't handle open office odf formats, though I don't use these anyway). I haven't checked if the free download has any major limitations otherwise, but seems fine for my needs anyway.

William

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