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Giveaway of the day — Kingsoft Office Suite Pro 2013

Kingsoft Office Suite Pro 2013, composed of Writer, Spreadsheets and Presentation, provides users with effective and productive office experience.
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Kingsoft Office Suite Pro 2013 was available as a giveaway on April 8, 2014!

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Kingsoft Office Suite Pro 2013, composed of Writer, Spreadsheets and Presentation, provides users with effective and productive office experience . In a word, pro version not only satisfies daily need for document processing, but also meets professional demand from enterprises.

Moreover, you don’t need a powerful computer to run it, it takes up little RAM of your computer. There are more features for you to experience. Don’t hesitate to try Kingsoft Office Professional 2013.

What's new:

  • built-in spell check for US/UK English.
  • multi-language dictionaries for spell check.

Note: This offer includes one year license!

System Requirements:

Windows 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP; Processor: Intel Pentium 1.5 GHz or faster; Memory: 512 MB of RAM; Free hard disk space (for installation): 1000 MB

Publisher:

Kingsoft Software

Homepage:

http://www.kingsoftstore.com/software/professional-office-suite

File Size:

70.5 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#66

This junk program installed genio search engine on my Mac even though I tried to stop the installation. My advice is give this junk a miss. I know have the problem of trying to get that useless search engine off my Macbook

Reply   |   Comment by Brian Booth  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

TO: KINGSOFT SOFTWARE
You can change measurement units from "cm" to "inches" in "Writer" under "File" "Page Setup"; however there is no place to change to "inches" in "Spreadsheets" and in "Presentation". Please check this out. The Manual is for 2012 and not 2013 and some of the tabs (dialogue boxes) for this (Page Setup) do not look the same for 2013 as 2012.

Thank you in advance.

Reply   |   Comment by Bon  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

If you're looking for a free alternative whose license doesn't expire after a year, you might consider SSuite Office, which seems pretty useful. However, you do have some manual setup to navigate, but just follow the instructions in the readme file. I think LibreOffice has more features, but for simple office suite functionality, SSuite might fit the bill for you.

Reply   |   Comment by FxF  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

Re #13, "Can this be downloaded as a portable application? thanks"

I made a portable version for myself using Cameyo, a free tool.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Downloaded & installed with no problem on Win 7 Home Premium X64. For those of us used to using MS Word since the beginning (or at least Office 2003), I discovered you can use the "Classic" theme and it looks like the older Winword interface! Cool, lowers the learning curve. Now I just hope it imports my older templates better than Open Office did! A version of this arrived with my Android tablet, so I was pleased that you are offering this as a GOTD. Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Mindy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

mine Spreadsheets v. 9.1.0.4088 on XP works quite good, but I have one problem - mine national characters changes to some chinesse signs (Mahjong style) after saving (.csv for example).

There are some european dictionaries missing on the website http://wps-community.org/ described below, but I tries with old openoffice ones and put in C:\Documents and Settings\mine\Application Data\Kingsoft\office6\cs_CS.dic , cs_CS.aff, hyph_cs_CS.dic but during F7 (correction) it doesn't recognize the all cówśźażąłę word but just catch ascii characters - I would like to ask for improving that spell checking function and make compatibility with OpenOffice/Apache or hunspell dictionaries.

Last MS office I accept to use is 2000/XP/2003 - that Kingsoft Suite is quite good with PDF export (less productive than OO.org suite) but still works for mine basic (non language specified) use. Big thanks for old-style menu.

All complaining loo***rs "about 1 year licence" - As I remember previous time KO was released on GAOTD about middle of Juni 2013, that
it didn't expires yet, and 10 months later you have here new release for FREE.

Will Bill gives me something for free? other than betas? :D

I really miss more 7S practice in Europa! Long life for Red Flag!

Reply   |   Comment by Dark Raver  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#60

When you look at the comparison chart between Free and Pro, the only features missing from the Free are Create and Edit Macros and VBA, which I would suggest, for the vast majority of potential users, won't really be a drawback, so the 1 year licence will likely result in none of these features being used by most during this period.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

I don't know how people use spreadsheets but if you are a serious Excel user, you already know it's very difficult if not impossible to replace Excel, even an old version (still using MSO 2000 Premium).

If you can open any of your .xls[x] file (not the .xlsm) in anything but MS Excel and have it behave correctly, then you do NOT need MS Office.

Any Excel 2000 file I have cannot be opened in any other software because of customized functions, VBA code, or even named ranges (OOo at al. do NOT handle correctly names). Don't expect to run VBA code in KS Office.

Kingsoft Office cannot open any file. It doesn't know what to do with some functions (e.g. FIN.MOIS returns #NAME? as well as a few other "advanced" date functions). Clearly, it would be the same for German, Dutch, ... and any non-English (non-Chinese?) language. And I'm not talking about the language interface here.

In short: I'm stuck with Excel for the rest of my life :(

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#58

When I opened the "Product Management Center", it says "(Not limited)" on everything. So it should be a lifetime licence and not just one year.

Reply   |   Comment by Dd39  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#57

used kingsoft office for long time and got no complains,FOR it was always FREE.Beat that microsoft?

Reply   |   Comment by roy verma  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#56

To Whom It May Concern:
After you install app check this file ->
C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR_LOGIN_NAME\Application Data\Kingsoft\office6\update\sendinfo.txt

Reply   |   Comment by Miso  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#55

Curious to find out how good the Kingsoft Office Suite Pro 2013 is compared to a free version, I installed it without any problem, activated automatically, and found familiar interface and functions, unsure if the pro version is any better than the free one.

I have been using the free Kingsoft WPS Office close to 10 years! 6.5.0.1966 of 2009 is the version I am using. No installation needed, download it from http://sh.st/wegER It takes up about 100 MB of space, whereas 1.8 times more space must be set aside for the Kingsoft Office Suite Suite Pro 2013 offered here! Probably, templates and samples have taken up additional 80MB space.

The free version can be upgraded online by clicking on a button under "Help" in the menu bar, though it's been failing with "Server busy" message.

The free version has been meeting my needs for word processing, spreadsheet, and power point presentation. Noetheless, I'll give the pro version a test drive.

For want of an office suite which works seamlessly with Microsoft Office but light, SoftMaker Office is the choice. A portable version 2012.688 can be downloaded from http://sh.st/wegCW

Kingsoft offers a number of softwares with outstanding features and best of all--FREE.

The LieBao (Hunting Cheetah) browser has become my choice over Maxthon Cloud, Opera, Safari; Mozila: FireFox, SeaMonkey; WebKit-based: Chrome, Opera Next, The World, CoolNovo (ChromePlus,) Baidu; IE's Trident-powered GreenBrowser, SaaYaa, etc, and the tri-core Avant Dual-core LieBao's features can be extended using Chrome extensions, and open pages demanding IE. Thunder's download engine is built, enabling downloading the Kingsoft Office Suite Pro 2013 at 1 MB/s using over a 10 Mps broadband. It's the only browser insuring users for phishing and online shopping frauds.

Download and test drive the latest stable and beta versions of LieBao browser from, respectively, http://sh.st/wegdG and http://sh.st/wegA6

Kingsoft's XingDuBa 新毒霸"悟空" clears all junks including hotfixes installation files, supports Windows updates (works well for Windows 7,) cleans RAM usage, beside anti-virus protection. Kingsoft commits on http://sh.st/wedcg to support Windows XP even after Microsoft has stopped doing so.

Coining in LieBao, an Android apps is most useful in cleaning up junks, updating apps. It has been invaluable for Android devices with ROM of 1GB and below. Simply google for it in Google Play.

Kingsoft offers cloud storage which can be expanded to over 1TB ie 1,000GB--FREE! Bonus space are given daily on signing in, spinning a wheel of fortune, see screenshots in http://sh.st/wehfC beside inviting friends to sign up.To grab the free cloud storage, sign up at http://sh.st/ww9S2

As a Chinese company, all softwares have been introduced first in Mandarin. Use Google Translator to read the pages.

Reply   |   Comment by Hon Kong  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#54

To Lucky,

*Always* avoid Micro$oft and Bill Gates if you can.

Reply   |   Comment by Not Today  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

I have been using LibreOffice for a couple years now and, I think it is the best substitute for MS Office.

#11 - While LibreOffice does normally save in ODT format, you CAN modify it quite easily to save in most major formats. Mine is set to automatically save in DOCX format with Arial font.

One added advantage for me is that LibreOffice will also read WordPerfect WPD files though it will not save in that format.

So, I would suggest you try LibreOffice.

Reply   |   Comment by wodrp  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#52

Today's offering looks great & I would use it if I didn't have MS Office....but I'm curious..the PRO version is around $70 but this chart http://www.kingsoftstore.com/windows/professional-office-difference shows only 1 difference between the free vs. paid versions. Macros? Aren't those just blocks of text you can program with shortcut keys? Never have used them. So Macros well, and templates....are worth $70?? What am I not understanding? I don't need the answer necessarily, but I'm betting others are wondering.

Reply   |   Comment by DelennDax7  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

hello all, is in Kingsoft Office Suite Pro 2013 Czech od Slovak language in language option? Thank you for your answer.

Reply   |   Comment by xman  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#50

use free verison but stopped - have they fixed the scroll problem in word as it only scrolls a couple of lines at a time rather than a page ata time.

Reply   |   Comment by jzt  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#49

#42 Edit:

*I meant to include this in my above post, but accidentally deleted it.

__________


The point of my above comment is to say, if you are among those weary of installing a software that has only a 1-year licensing certificate, you may want to know there is really no significant difference in both the Pro and Free editions.

When the license expires in 1-year, you may not even notice a difference in the software's functions and features.

Reply   |   Comment by EnkiAte1Too,Again  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#48

Thanks to a comment from the author of reply #40, Mike, I was able to check out the comparison between the Pro ($69.95) and the Free editions of the software.

Based on the comparison chart, which can be found @ http://www.kingsoftstore.com/windows/professional-office-difference , I feel the Professional edition does not offer enough significant features beyond that of their Free version.

In fact, it seems as if the lone additional feature included in the Pro edition does not warrant the purchase of the Pro edition, especially considering the rather steep asking price of $69.95.

There is only 1 additional feature included in the Pro edition, the ability to "Create and Edit Macros, VBA" - http://www.ksosoft.com/writer/190-enable-macros-in-writer.html - is this 1 extra feature really worth $69.95?

I don't think it is.

Reply   |   Comment by EnkiAte1Too  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#47

I had the free version installed. When I uninstalled it and installed the giveaway version it installed it as the free version again. It is like it just installed my old version again. It doesn't show registered to giveaway of the day like other programs have. Any advice?

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#46

I normally use Libre & OpenOffice, but needed Kingsoft Writer on one occation some weeks ago: I needed to include many hundred images into a document.
Libre and Open would only take one image in each insert operation, but (the old free) Kingsoft Writer allowed me to mark many hundred files for one insert operation!

Reply   |   Comment by OlavN  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

Can this GOTD be installed on Ubuntu?

Reply   |   Comment by Shawn  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#44

All things considered, Kingsoft is good BUT Ashampoo (who thought of that name?:) is a very reliable product from a reliable company and has a forever license and is comparable with Mister Softee Office. That's what I use now. This Kingsoft product which I have used is embedded in your system is hardly updated; why the limited license? Prolly due to paying for the unnecessary complicated programming.

Reply   |   Comment by freecat  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Kingsoft doesn't have the database, drawing or formula programs that OpenOffice offers, although I never use them. I mainly stick with the word processor and spreadsheet.

KS appears to work as well as any other word processor. It does read OO formats but it doesn't appear to allow you to save as them. Instead it uses standard MS formats and it's own KS formats. But I don't have MS Office to compare with so I can't say how compatible it is. It does allow saving in .docx format which OO doesn't.

It's hard to get into using software that will expire in a year when I'm use to the free OpenOffice. There just isn't a reason to switch. I got into OO when StarOffice went pay and OO is free for commercial use as well. Unless a program offered script formatting or something I needed that OO didn't have, I'll stick with OO.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick McNamara  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#42

I've been using the Kingsoft free version for a number of ears. Not going to download today's offering as I'm very happy with the free version. If it ain't broke don't fix it. I can recommend it. I found the transition from MS Office painless. Thus far I've had no compatibility problems. None of the irritating little differences that exist in OO and other Office software. If you want a replacement for MS Office, grab this.

Reply   |   Comment by cryptq1  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#41

Well, I installed it without a problem.

Here is the first test. I went to a web page and copied a blog post, formatted and all that.

I pasted the copied text into Kingsoft, pasted into Word. the difference was astounding. Kingsoft displayed like Wordpad without formatting, Word presented all the HTML coding.

The menu bar functions similar to Word. That sucks, if you are going to compete with Word please make it better. MS Word has a horrid interface.

Atlantis which was given away here a month or so back had a significantly more elegant interface. It also pasted the same text in a far better visual presentation though it also stripped formatting. It didn't hurt my eyes, Kingsoft does.

So to the owners of Kingsoft: Your UX needs help.

Reply   |   Comment by spam sorenson  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#40

Kingsoft offers 2 versions of their Office suite, Free & Professional -- there's a comparison chart here - http://www.kingsoftstore.com/windows/professional-office-difference

If you open the Product Management Center app you'll see the license data for your installed copy. Depending on the giveaway -- it's been on a few sites -- you normally either see 1 year or Not Limited. I **think** the 1 year license versions *may* have more in the way of things like macro capabilities, but as I don't use Kingsoft (or any) office apps often at all, I could be wrong. Today's GOTD [the license terms say it's the Pro version] initially showed the product was not licensed or registered when I 1st opened the Product Management Center. I opened Kingsoft Writer searching for a way to activate it, & when I opened the Product Management Center from inside Kingsoft Writer, it now showed Not Limited -- opening the same Management Center after shutting Writer down now showed Not Limited as well.

Kingsoft office has always reminded me of earlier versions of Microsoft Office, particularly Word. It does not, nor does it pretend to do everything that Microsoft Office can, but OTOH most people don't need all that either -- I think Microsoft tacitly acknowledged this when they put a version of Office on-line. Both Microsoft & Kingsoft have free versions for Android -- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.officehub & https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cn.wps.moffice_eng -- Kingsoft's site says they're working on iOS while Microsoft recently got their version up in the App Store.

Alternatives [besides MS Ofc] include WordPerfect [now owned by Corel], who also sells a lower priced home & student version -- you may find the best pricing however on surplus OEM discs if/when you can find them [I've paid less than $20 in the past]. Ashampoo also sells office software -- if you've used Ashampoo stuff & get their e-mails you know how variable their pricing can be... wait long enough & you'll usually get a pretty aggressive discount. And of course there's the closely related, and free, Open & Libre office.

Kingsoft Office is not a low impact installation -- if that's what you're after portable apps.com has Open & Libre Office suites -- but it's not as bad as the suite from Microsoft. I recorded:
The installation performed the following activity:
1328 files added
1 file deleted
16 files updated
29097 registry entries added
428 registry entries deleted
207 registry entries updated

Personally I won't/don't add Kingsoft Office to a copy of Windows that already has software installed that uses Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications -- that includes the MS office apps & quite a few programs from Corel, including WordPerfect. Why? When I monitored installs Kingsoft Office changed as well as added to an existing VBA installation -- I'm afraid both of potential conflicts & breakage. IMHO debugging a spreadsheet macro is bad enough, without having to worry about introducing some weird bug.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#39

At last, there is an office alternative that can handle more than 64k rows. That's a vital feature for many.

Kudos for that!

Reply   |   Comment by Ragnar  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#38

Had to uninstall this package because I also have MS Office installed on my system and Kingsoft kept trying to change the default Spreadsheet from MS to Kingsoft. I repeatedly tried to make the change, regardless of my repeated attempts to reject the change. Totally unacceptable.

Sorry Kingsoft, you're not for me!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Don Shriver  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#37

Ashampoo Office 2012 is a not-exactly freeware (but close) alternative. Like the Kingsoft product, it is a full replacement for MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Unlike Kingsoft, the license is forever, and you will have an option to make it fully portable--the program and all necessary configuration files can be stored on your USB drive. Support and service packs from Softmaker (Ashampoo Office is actually Softmaker Office with a different brand name) are free.

It reads and writes all Microsoft file formats (e.g. DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, etc) flawlessly.

You have to jump through a few hoops to get it dirt cheap, but it will be worth the effort.

First, go to

http://www.neowin.net/news/download-ashampoo-office-with-free-license-key

and follow the instruction for downloading and registering Office 2010. (That's right--you have to start with an old version. I did warn that there were hoops.)

The registration form for 2010 can be found at

http://www.softmaker.de/reg/ash10_en.htm

Now that you are a registered user of Office 2010, you qualify for the $9.99 USD upgrade to Office 2012. Go to

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/0538/office-software/Ashampoo-Office-2012

and click the appropriate button to upgrade.

You're welcome.

Reply   |   Comment by Neil from Beachwood  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#36

this program was installed on a used notebook i just bought. i've only used the writer but i am absolutely thrilled with it. it 'works like microsoft word' and i could send a document created in word back and forth to kingsoft and it worked seamlessly. i have not used the spreadsheet or the presenter.

Reply   |   Comment by hunter  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#35

@12

This is not a review of this specific version, but of the Kingsoft office product in general.

I installed the free Kingsoft version for my daughters, who use M$ Office at school. The are able to switch back and forth, both on file compatibility and screen controls.

Kingsoft proved to be very stable and reliable.

Reply   |   Comment by warpwiz  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#34

Better MS Office alternative: SoftMaker Office. Sometimes they have giveaways, sometimes you can pick up the suite for $9 or $12. I've tried Kingsoft. It's not ready for prime time.

Reply   |   Comment by kalmly  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#33

Great office suite for personal use and best off all is that is for free. I really recommend this one. I've been using the 2012 pro version and the free 2013 version and they are great. Wonderful download!

Reply   |   Comment by costin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#32

Try LibreOffice!!! its FREE and has all kinds of features and add ons

Reply   |   Comment by Gene Diamond  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

How does this compare to Libreoffice in regards to docx compatibility? All the alternative office suite say that they are compatible but it is never 100 percent accurate.

Reply   |   Comment by Neal  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

Excellent, very professional looking software.
I've been using KS 2012, and have found a few small things which could be improved with KS Presentation.

1. Strange font settings. I was downloading lecture slides from one subject, and KS interpreted the text as something very difficult to read (Almonte Snow), even though it wasn't in PowerPoint. Perhaps a means of quickly clearing all slides of formatting (to use default font).

2. Better accessibility of accents. Often for french homework I need a presentation (and many languages would be the same). It is cumbersome to insert accents via Symbols, and the option for custom shortcuts only allows basic 2-key inputs. Whereas, MS Word and web browser ad-ons use a consistent set of shortcuts (i.e. CTRL + ' + e).
If these shortcuts could be added, it would make KS Presentation significantly more useful for me.

3. Not a major issue for me, but accents don't change with font.

Overall, an excellent product with great capabilities for a relatively affordable price. Doesn't yet have a 'completeness' about it, but it is very close.

Reply   |   Comment by schmidtty  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#29

I don't like one year licenses and Giovanni offers are great!!! Thanks Giovanni you deserve more credit. keep up the good work as I follow your lead all the time.

Reply   |   Comment by mario  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#28

Over the past few years I've used Kingsoft Office, PC Doctor, and Antivirus. Currently using KS PC Doctor on a daily basis, and KS Anti-virus manually along with Bitdefender. I have KS Office on my backup computer. I like Kingsoft products a lot and have never had an issue or problem when using them. It does baffle me how they can give away so many excellent products and still put food on their own tables.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#27

Hello. I personally have used MS office, open office, LibreOffice & Kingsoft office [KS]. All are good in their own ways.

While MS is accepted and most popular worldwide, KS looks great and features some amazing features like tabbed view. Open office & Libre are open source [free] and hence work on most OS.

Open office is the second most popular, after MS. Its catching up fast, since people appreciate free wares and also it is just as good as MS.

That being said, almost all of us [unless you were born in China, where KS started in 1988!] started off using office as MS office. There is a steep learning curve but it isn't impossible.

I use Kingsoft Office, the free version [until now :D], just because its amazingly light on my computer and it also was the easiest transition from MS office, after MS became a junk of nearly 400$! And not to forget the memory consumption.. It needs a lot of space and I ain't got any.. Links follow..

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Office-suites/LibreOffice.shtml

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Office-suites/OpenOfficeorg-for-Windows.shtml

Have a good day!!

Reply   |   Comment by Aaron Farnsworth  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#26

This was given away via Glarysoft yesterday.

To Lucky comment number 12. Give me Microsoft Office anyday. That said, if you can't afford the Microsoft license, this is a good alternative. It doesn't have all the bells and whisles that MS Office has, but it does the job. looks very similar with tabbed sections.

Reply   |   Comment by Heavy Water  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#25

I'll skip this offer since I have Office....

But for those (like me) who don't like 1 year license or don't know how to grab Office for cheap, there are FREE alternatives out there which work pretty well too.

You can take your pick, dudes....

http://www.ssuitesoft.com/software.htm#36278701

Or....

https://www.libreoffice.org + http://www.languagetool.org

Enjoy!! ^_^

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+81)
#24

question [to all]
Can today's offering read AND write .docx formatted Word files?

Reply   |   Comment by paladin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#23

#19 Melika - I noticed in Open office that sorting very large spreadsheets [say, over 32K rows] had "issues" also. I went back to an OLD copy of [real] excel and it chomped through huge files w/no problem. FYI to all power users out there...

Reply   |   Comment by paladin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#22

I've probably used every one of Microsoft's Office suites, though I have to admit, I've fallen behind on some finer details with the last two. I find them irritating to use. So for the last several years I've tried any number of office suites.

PolyEdit Lite isn't an office suite, but it is a pleasant and easy to use word processor. I couldn't use it extensively because it isn't adequate for some special formating and footnotes I frequently need.

I tried Kingsoft the last time it was offered here. It was easy to use and pretty full featured. My main gripe was that once I modified a document using Kingsoft, it often had formating errors if opened in OpenOffice (I didn't try this with Word generated documents; reopening with Word).


Frankly, I found OpenOffice, whether it be LibreOffice or Apache OpenOffice, to be even more full featured and just as easy to use, after a short time of adjustment from MS Office. I recently proved this by putting my wife on a laptop with Apache OpenOffice, after she had worked exclusively with MS Office for, well... forever. She immediately fell in love with the program.

Best of all, both of the OpenOffice suites are free and upgraded by the open source community. Furthermore, there are TONS of add ons for OpenOffice, to customize it, whether it be templates, clipart or special language modules. Here's a link to Apache OpenOffice:

https://openoffice.apache.org/

Here's a link to the add dons:

http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/


George

Reply   |   Comment by George  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)
#21

For me, who is professionally invoved in translation business in which MS Office rules (virtually all files submitted for translation are in MSO), I am curious to know,
– if Kingosft uses customizable shortcuts and/or macros, if so, in which programming language the latter may be edited and what tool(s) what (if any) is/are avaialbe to convert MSO settings into Kingsoft,
– what problems Kingsoft has with converting MS Office files into the Kingsoft format.

When I tried Kingsoft a few years ago it seemed a terribly premature office packet whose developers seemed to ignore the fact, that most of Kingsoft prospective users had worked and customised their MS Office software. But I hope, that since then Kingosft Office has developed and is a mature project.

Some advice from Kingsoft staff and users will be welcome.

Reply   |   Comment by Marek Czerski  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#20

This is a fine offer, but after using it for six months, I reverted back to LibreOffice. Besides the "modern" ribbon interface, I didn't see a strong reason to stay with a prog that is seldom updated, and has a one year license.

FWIW there is also Softmaker's FreeOffice that does a decent job (w/o ribbon).

For me, I didn't need multiple office products cluttering my drive.

Reply   |   Comment by Manic Monde  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#19

I've been using the free version of this office suite for years. It is a very good replacement for MS Office and the price can't be beat.

There are two problems I've found with this (including this newer version which I've been running for a couple of months): (1) the dictionary doesn't seem to recognize contractions (like "doesn't" or "isn't"). They are always underlined in red up to the apostrophe ("'t" seems to be OK). You can go through the "add to dictionary" process, but you would think something like that would be included in the dictionary and it's a bit of a pain because you have to remember to highlight the entire word.
(2) I've run into a problem with sorting in the spreadsheet. If I use the sort button in the main ribbon, everything gets mixed up and I mean mixed up in the way you don't want your spreadsheet to get mixed up - the cells are jumbled. It's not so jumbled that you notice it right away. It'll be a few cells here and there, or a column that looks like it didn't get included. If I use the sort function in the data ribbon (the one that brings up the options to sort by multiple columns), I can get it to sort correctly while including all the cells. I don't know what is going on with the first button and it may only be an issue with very large files, but if you are going to use it, you need to watch out for this.

Reply   |   Comment by Melika  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)
#18

For all those who overread it:

Note: This offer includes one year license!

No lifetime license - after 1 year your are back to free version....

Reply   |   Comment by garfield  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)
#17

Question: What exactly happens to the program after 1 year passes?

Does the program fail to start?

Does it revert to the free version?

Or, does it continue to be fully functional, but with no updates?

I'm hoping someone from Kingsoft can answer this question, so we don't have to wonder.

Mister Lee

Reply   |   Comment by Mister Lee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+85)
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