WPS Office is an Office Suite that includes word processor, a spreadsheet, and a program to create presentations. Has excellent compatibility with Microsoft Office documents.
WPS Office developed by KINGSOFT Office Software Corporation (a subsidiary of the publicly traded company Kingsoft Corp). Itself office Suite WPS Office before it was called Kingsoft Office, but on 6 June 2014 was renamed WPS Office.
There are both paid and free version of WPS Office. Under Linux, the program is completely free.
WPS Office consists of three programs:
- Writer — a word processor;
- Spreadsheets — a spreadsheet;
- Presentation software for creating presentations
A distinctive feature of WPS Office compared to other office packages running under Linux, is a very good compatibility with Microsoft Office documents (at least, so the developers site). So, if you have had experience with complex Microsoft documents, please write in the comments.
The interface of WPS Office is very similar to the interface of Microsoft Office. There are a few themes: light and dark theme in the style of Microsoft Office 2010 (“ribbon”) as well as the classic theme, which is similar to Microsoft Office 2003 (simple horizontal toolbar with icons).
WPS Office is a cross-platform. There are versions for Windows, MacOS, Linux and mobile OS — iOS and Android. The program is compatible and tested in most popular Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, OpenSUSE and others).
WPS Office Writer
WPS Office Writer — word processor. Has all the functionality required to create full text documents. Claimed full compatibility with Microsoft Word documents (docs .doc and .docx).
WPS Office Spreadsheets
WPS Office Spreadsheets — spreadsheet — spreadsheet. It supports a large number of formulas and functions (financial, statistical, engineering, and others), graphs, diagrams, and insert images. Claimed full compatibility with Microsoft Excel (documents .xls and .xlsx).
WPS Office Presentation
WPS Office Presentation program for creating presentations. Allows to create presentations of various complexity. Supports insert media (pictures, video, animation), creating tables, graphs and charts. Declared full compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint (documents .ppt).
Install WPS Office on Ubuntu Linux
To install WPS Office on Ubuntu Linux you need to download the deb package (the name of the feed wps office_10.1.0.5707~a21_amd64.deb) from the website of the community: http://wps-community.org/downloads
To install, double-click the downloaded file and follow the instructions of the installer.
It is also possible to install deb-package from the command line. To do this, run the command in the terminal (do not forget to specify the correct path and name of the deb file):
sudo dpkg-I ./wps-office_10.1.0.5707~a21_amd64.deb
Run applications from a package of WPS Office from the main menu of the system from the section Office.
How to Russify the interface and change the subject
By default, the WPS Office app launched with the interface English. To change the interface language to Russian using the standard tools of the program. You can also change the interface theme. How to do this shown in this video:
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The program website (free download):WPS Office for Linuxscreenshots of the program
- WPS Office Writer (version: 10.1.0.5707)
- WPS Office Writer. The classic theme (version: 10.1.0.5707)
- WPS Office Spreadsheets (version: 10.1.0.5707)
- WPS Office Presentation (version: 10.1.0.5707)