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Giveaway of the day — WPS Office 10 Business

WPS Office 10 Business enables you to create documents effortlessly.
$44.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 266 (81%) 63 (19%) 71 comments

WPS Office 10 Business was available as a giveaway on January 21, 2016!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$29.99
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WPS Office 10 Business is a leading productivity office suite including Writer, Spreadsheets and Presentation. It has the best compatibility with Microsoft Office and enables you to create high-quality documents effortlessly.

Highlights of WPS Office 10 Business:

  • Make documents smaller, more secure and easier to share;
  • Built-in spell check in WPS Office helps you keep your documents free of spelling errors;
  • Ready-made templates for Writer, Presentation and Spreadsheets. You are free to download and use these professional templates to make your work easier;
  • Text editing with all the formatting tools: font styles and colors, columns and tables, paragraph formatting and much more;
  • Formatting tools to create amazing presentations: font styles and colors, shapes, columns, tables and much more;
  • Spreadsheets includes hundreds of commonly used formulas and functions organized by dozens of categories, making it easy to analyze complex data.

Please note: the program includes one year license!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (x32/x64); CPU: 500 MHz or higher; Memory: at least 512 MB; Drive: at least 400 MB available space

Publisher:

Kingsoft Software

Homepage:

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

File Size:

71.2 MB

Price:

$44.99

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#30

Excellent alternative to Office and barely 80MB. Much cleaner crispier UI. Just love it.Thank you GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Shyam  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#29

Sticking with Libre Office. Free for ever!

Reply   |   Comment by Andyf  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#28

Extremely excited to try this Office alternative!

Reply   |   Comment by Keith Mays  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#27

Just reading CNET posting earlier about today's giveaway:-

"Of course, plenty of users are perfectly content with free-all-the-time options like Google Docs, Microsoft Office Online, LibreOffice, OpenOffice and so on. WPS Office offers the same three core programs: word processing, spreadsheets and presentation. But it also includes cloud-sync capabilities and a handful of minor amenities not found in some of the freebie suites, like a built-in spell checker, a save-as-PDF option and loads of document templates.

What's more, as I mentioned, I think WPS Office has the most polished interface this side of Microsoft Office. If you're looking for a top-flight office suite that's effectively free for a year, here's your shot."

Sounds like it definitely worth an install.

Reply   |   Comment by blea1975  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

So that's the SECRET - I had Kingsoft with a LOT of doc's created and suddenly IT DIDN'T work...Didn't realize this was a Kingsoft pgm or I woudn't have spent a couple of hours trying to install - with AVG cleaning it out 3 times TILL I allowed this pgm to bypass...NOW it's HISTORY.;...gone that is.

Reply   |   Comment by iwontell  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

blea1975
LibreOffice and OpenOffice have spell checkers and save as pdf options.

Reply   |   Comment by Jake  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#26

@krypteller
I can confirm that it does not support macros as it requires VBA. I had been using a giveaway of the Pro version and it did support macros. In fact of all the free suites it suppoted MS macros best of all. I noticed no difference between it and MS Office while using them

The Pro version had a free licence for a year. Once the year was up last August the licence was withdrawn and it became an unregistered version. After that it only permitted you to "view" any files but you could not work on or save them. To all intents and purposes the software stopped working. I suspect that this offering will do the same thing unless Kingsoft can tell us different.

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#25

WPS/Kingsoft Office isn't a bad office suite, though I think the pricing is a bit audacious -- a year's subscription to Microsoft's Office 365 can commonly be had for $30-$35 [e.g. by sellers on Amazon]. If it was something you owned, rather than a subscription model, that'd of course be a different story, given the higher pricing from Microsoft & Wordperfect.

The subscription model favors the company producing the software, and can be useful to businesses using the product. My guess [& it's purely a guess] is that WPS subscription pricing works with business in China & Hong Kong where there might be restrictions on using Ofc 365.

That said, if you don't mind the restriction of a 1 year license -- & after all there may well be a giveaway in approximately a year -- it is a respectable office suite that does work well, so no reason not to give it a try. DO bear in mind the caveats mentioned in other comments -- I've not had problems with earlier versions, but I'm not a heavy use of office apps nowadays, & it's been a couple of years since I ran their software.

In the past when a Kingsoft Office license expired it reverted to the free version, which did not have the watermarking on printouts. That earlier version [free w/out watermarks] **may** still be available to you as Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2014 at kingsoftstore.com/software , though no info is provided -- the link to learn more leads to the WPS Ofc page.

Besides the open source Libre Ofc you can sometimes find licenses for Wordperfect Home/Student on sale for around $30. Corel also has less expensive academic licenses -- their popularity leads me to *suspect* that educational status is not always that thoroughly vetted.

Ashampoo & Softmaker have occasional sales on Softmaker [Ashampoo] Ofc -- I picked up a license over the holidays for less than $20 -- Softmaker offers it to schools free, while students pay $10, and they have a free version at freeoffice.com . It's not Ofc 365, but it's easy & it works. It also doesn't have the more restrictive licensing enforcement of Wordperfect of Microsoft Ofc [the permanent version]. Corel likes to use a 3rd party licensing enforcement app that runs as a service, & can go wrong or break, while it's easy to find stories online where folks have activation problems with MS Ofc -- it allegedly is overly sensitive to system changes.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

mike
I have used the free version for years and all functions have worked perfectly for me. There..

Reply   |   Comment by Rock  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#24

Installed tried to open an Excel spread sheet, was informed that I would need to purchase a VBA package in order to run macros. Worthless program, uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#23

i've used this product for a long time. i bought a used computer from a place of business and this is one of the suites that was installed. it was free. that was several years ago. because it is not an american company, there are certain things that it doesn't do, for instance, automatically capitalize the letter 'i' when it stands alone. i've looked and looked as to how to remedy this and can't find it. there are a few other things that it took me a while to figure out, but overall, i've really liked the program. it automatically updates if i set it to do that. free. i won't download this today, i don't know if there is anything extra here beyond what i have, but i am happy with what i have.

Reply   |   Comment by hunter  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#22

One VERYinteresting property of this suite is that it can use MSO add-ons.

I have two that I use extensively: One is (evidently) an abandoned add-on for Excel called XLNotes. What it does is to allow notes -- including MS Word documents -- within Excel for each cell. Later versions of XLNotes stopped working with later versions of Excel but XLNotes v2 *still* works with Excel 2010.

Guess what? It works with the *latest* version of WPS Spreadsheet as well. I'm getting a message that I need to buy the product to get vba support (for other features, not for XLNotes) and I might just do that because this is a *huge* advantage for me.. I'm pretty sure you have to have Office installed first, to use XLNotes with WPS Office.

The other add-in is also one I use ALL the time. It's called Outliner for Word and, basically, it turns MS Word into Scrivener (It's a novel-writing software). It, too, works well WPS Office, from my limited testing.

The reason to consider this over MS Office *upgrades*, for me, is compatibility with these 2 add-ons.

Reply   |   Comment by RustyNail  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#21

Lot of discussion here about alternatives.

I just spent an hour on LibreOffice opening up PDF documents (originally written in Microsoft Office), editing them, and resaving as PDFs. I've worked in an office where everybody else used MS Office on Windows, and I use LO on Linux. Very few problems with interoperability. Sometimes I've had to open up documents in LO that were the old MSOffice version but weren't readable in the new. I did a lot of presentations, drawings, docs with math, some spreadsheets. LibreOffice has gone a long way from its beginnings. They're up to Version 5 and working on a cloud-based version.

Changing to a new software can be a challenge, because you've invested so much time in learning your present one. So you have to decide whether it is worth it. It certainly was for me (not that hard, either, considering I'm an old retired guy). I use all open source software now, including my operating systems (Linux Mint, openSUSE, Manjaro, a few Ubuntu flavors). So this is the first time I've been back to GOTD in a couple years, whereas I used to be here daily. I like the new website.

Reply   |   Comment by jim.vandamme  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#20

After installing and taking the product for a test run, I'm sticking with SoftMaker Office. SoftMaker is lighter on your drive and is not a subscription-based model. I think the annual subscription price is steep for what you get. If you are goinng to spend $45 on an Office product, SoftMaker Office is the way to go.

Reply   |   Comment by Mulliano  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

SoftMaker Office 2016 is free to schools and teachers and students only have to pay $10. As stated, this is not subscription based and yes, you will receive free updates to the program.

Reply   |   Comment by brosmith  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#19

WPS Office used to be called Kingsoft Office. I have Kingsoft Office Pro 2013 installed on my computer. It was at first a 1 year giveaway. When I uninstalled it, I found that it had messed up my Microsoft Office 2003 installation and as a result I had to reinstall Microsoft Office. Reinstalling Kingsoft Office did not rectify the problem. I would say to all who install this: Beware of the unintended consequences of uninstalling if you decide not to buy it after the trial ends, especially if you already have Microsoft Office installed on your computer.

Reply   |   Comment by brosmith  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

brosmith
I agree.
On other websites, I read of other users' previous warnings about this.
The Kingsoft clone does mess up your PC. It is proven and confirmed.
And if you already have MsOffice 2003 then there is no need to install a copy-clone that is only half as good.
Because of other people's warnings, I did not commit the same mistake.
And thus saved my self a lot of grief having to reinstall MsOffice from square one again. I have a lot of MsWord macros and Excel macros. Imagine having to redo all that.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Same PROBLEM - really ticked - last Kingsoft product for me..........ever........free or not......

Reply   |   Comment by iwontell  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Some points to ponder: Software subscriptions are the wave of the future. There are many reasons why the big developers are going this route, including lower media and distributions costs, and a big reduction in pirating However, purchasing the full version of Office (non-subscription) is still costly to many, so even though this software doesn't match the power of Office; at $45.00, it appears to be a reasonable alternative. There are also other free Office equivalents mentioned by others today.

Just my two cents

Reply   |   Comment by John Davidson  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#17

A friend offered to let me use one of his unused Office 365 codes, but I didn't as what would happen after it expires? I have little use for subscription office software. I have been happily using an older version of WPS Office free for some time on this computer though I really should find my install and license for Office 2007 I have on the computer I'm not using and run that instead.

I once wanted to upgrade to the latest free WPS, but when I read that it now puts watermarks on printouts I stuck with this one. Is LibreOffice actually a good Office clone these days? I remember the old OpenOffice was a pretty poor imitation.

Reply   |   Comment by Qun Mang  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#16

If you are thinking of buying this software after the Giveaway 1 day limit has expired, don't bother.
Once you have to pay, then get the real thing. Ms Office. Buy the full permanent version. Not the pay-Microsoft-every-year version.
Don't pay for a near-clone (WPS) of the real thing Ms Office.
If it is free like in this giveaway, then maybe try it.
But there will be compromises and shortcomings; some of which you cannot tolerate.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#15

I don't understand why we still have 3rd party office suites like today's giveaway. Why is it necessary to have anything other than Microsoft software or , It's a new name now but I'll go by the old name Open Office? What is the purpose? Open Office is a fine open source product. There is no need for a third wheel. If you are in a corporate enviroment, go with Microsoft. If you are a small business in your extra bedroom trying to make it, go with Open Office.

Reply   |   Comment by Glen C  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

Glen C
Why is the need to define "3rd party" office suites negatively and then example it with a "fine open source product" as OpenOffice is? OpenOffice isn't as new as LibreOffice, why not that as a choice? Perhaps think of "3rd party" cars. Yes, one may be currently the leader, as was Ford, but what happens when you inject Tesla? WPS Office 10 may offer a better way but because of "established" products, they should bother?

Reply   |   Comment by TerryB  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

TerryB

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, there were 2 good word processors. Lotus Notes and Word Perfect.

They seemed more intent on slaggin teach other than doing the R&D &b upgrading their products needed, and while they weren't paying attention to their customers, a small upstart named Microsoft wound up with the majority of the userbase and also wound up setting the default industry standard.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

John
I agree. Your argument also seems to be the very same reason you attempt to argue against that Microsoft should be the defacto standard. Your words: "I don't understand why we still have 3rd party office suites like today's giveaway. " We need "3rd party software to keep the pressure on the leaders to improve. Just like the car or the telephone industry.

Reply   |   Comment by TerryB  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

John
Sorry John....didn't see the name change.

Reply   |   Comment by TerryB  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TerryB
Terry: I'm responding to a comment, not making a personal judgement call here.

I guess - what I could have said instead - was if something works for you - that should be enough justification to use it - rather than having to point out faults in other stuff.

People that complain because in a year the product might revert to subscription or have to be bought outright - by that same logic, should just quit eating & shopping for groceries. They too will have to be bought again and again.

Have a good one.

Reply   |   Comment by John Kervin  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Glen C Putting all your eggs in the increasingly unreliable and expensive basket called Microsoft is simply Not. A. Good. Idea.

Once upon a time, Microsoft was a company which, though occasionally highly irritating, could at least be trusted. Nowadays? After the shambles of Windows 8, it has gone from downright incompetence to downright mendacity, shoving Windows 10 marketing pop-ups on folks's computers in the guise of "critical updates" and then when it's suckered folks into actually adopting the new OS, engineering 10 in such a way that Redmond can monetize those users without 'em even knowing about it.

Putting one's trust in Microsoft to the extent of even thinking it should ever be allowed a playing field clear of all opposition is an invitation to the worst kind of monopoly exploitation. We used to lament Balmer's tenure in office but this new regime makes him look like a saint (albeit one hopeless at both business and IT.) Be thankful, then, that there are third parties like Libre and Kingsoft and Atlantis et al and GOTD to serve as a conduit between them and the wider public . . .

And that there are ready alternatives even to Microsoft's actual operating systems, seeing as how, once Windows 10 becomes a paid-for, I doubt it'll be long before Redmond switches to recurring annual licensing and the huge customer base it acquired on the basis of a so-called "free" OS will then find themselves paying very dearly indeed . . .

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

MikeR
And when they make us pay for Win10 on annual license, we'll decide we don't need Win PCS, and we'll all move to Mac, and deal with Apple? Or Android and deal with Google? Or maybe keep our PCs and switch to Linux, good grief! We'll still have options, we're mostly too lazy to have to install Linux and find the programs for it, or don't know how, or know the option exists!

Reply   |   Comment by Mindymac  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

Looks good and work well. Only problem is that it doesn't support Finnish so I don't have any use for it :(

Reply   |   Comment by oskari134  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#13

Free version of WPS office available here:


http://www.kingsoftstore.com/kingsoft-office-freeware.html

Haven't checked it out, but subscription "rental" software is a no-no in my book!

Reply   |   Comment by Freddo  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

Freddo
I echo Freddo's remarks. I have used the free version for years and remain totally satisfied and impressed after being a long-time Microsoft Office user.

Reply   |   Comment by Rock  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#12

For $15/yr more, you get the real thing (Office 365 BE) with cloud storage and e-mail; why would anyone subscribe to a knock-off rather than using free Open Source knock-offs or subscribing to the genuine article? Crazy...

Reply   |   Comment by Rolo  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Rolo
This is no open source, and there is no 1 year subscription version of this program for sale as far I could see. There is only one price mentioned on the website of Kingsoft, and that is $79,99 (no annual fee/subscription mentioned means life time version to me)). That is cheap.

Reply   |   Comment by Lucky Luke  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#11

I'll stick with the previous giveaway before they rebranded and switched to a subscription business model Kingsoft Office 2012 Pro on this laptop and kingsoft office free on the machines that missed that giveaway, Where I have installed WPS Office Free the user did not like it and requested I disable it from opening MS Office documents and to use MS Office 2007, I do have WPS office as one of a few free and given away pro office suites on my Android devices, but would not buy into the subscription model as the use of the product depends upon the vendor remaining in business and that's not a gamble I am willing to make.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#10

Why only the Spreadsheets have option sort ascending & sort descending but Writer not.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#9

WPS office used to be called KingSoft Office before, and it used to be freeware. We used this software a lot, since it was a very faithful "clone" of microsoft Office, which we had reciously, before trying out the freeware/opensource projects. Lots of features, native .xls and .doc saving and opening of files. I found it to be a better (more office-like) alternative to MS Office than other open source projects like OpenOffice, FreeOffice, LibreOffice and such... However then WPS decided to become subscription model sofware. We were prepared to upgrade, if one time buying sofware package was available. Which unfortunately it isn't anymore. To make things a bit more consuming, from one leftover installation we frequently get pop-ups with "special software deals", but trough a very unreliable payment company (judging from it's internet comments). So we haven't decided to go this route. Especially, since there are at least three "official" looking WPS office sites, each having it's own presentation and available software (http://www.wps.com, http://www.kingsoftstore.com/, http://www.ksosoft.com). Some versions are free, some are SAAS-type, some are limited functionality, and some revert to limited features after some time. Very confusing from user point of view. I think I'll go with MS in the future again, everything else is a complete hassle...

Reply   |   Comment by Izido  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)

Izido
You can still get Kingsoft Office 2013 parts as individual free programs:

http://www.kingsoftstore.com/writer-free.html
http://www.kingsoftstore.com/spreadsheets-free.html
http://www.kingsoftstore.com/presentation-free.html
Install all 3 programs and you effectively have the Kingsoft Office 2013 free package.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

Before you install, I suggest you create a system restore point. This software will set itself as the default for all office files. On my Win7 64 bit system it would not open doc files, and even using the right-click "Open with" option I could not access the files with either Libre Office or Microsoft Word. Obviously I've uninstalled, and I'm glad to say the files will now open with as usual.

With Libre Office free and very capable, I wonder how WPS Office hopes to compete with an annual subscription.

I've used WPS Office in the dim & distant past without problems.

Good luck. Take care!

Reply   |   Comment by MomentOfPanic  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

MomentOfPanic
I would suggest a "good" Computer Tech install common applications like this for you! Seems, you have an issue with applications and default settings.

Reply   |   Comment by Yankee  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-36)

Thanks for your concern. I have no issue with default settings, but something about the installation prevented my accessing either of the other office suites on my PC.

I am an experienced computer user, and former computer journalist, but I simply couldn't be bothered with hacking around to find and cure the problem. An uninstall did the trick, but I felt others should be forwarned.

System restore a good idea, folks!

Reply   |   Comment by MomentOfPanic  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

Yankee Don't know if you meant to sound flippant, but these are the type of comments that have driven away some very knowledgeable people. Not everyone one is ,or can afford, a computer technician. Many come here to learn. Let's stop the angst. It helps NO ONE. I've used King Soft in the past and found it "buggy". Have switched to Libre Office and have had no issues with it. Just my 2 cents.

Reply   |   Comment by Sid  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

Yankee
This program attempted to hijack my .doc and .xls files too. Luckily I have Winpatrol to warn me of such things. A nicely written programs does not take over your files on it's own. That was enough to turn me off from any further test of this program. As the saying used to go.... uninstalled with a reboot.

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#7

I have been using Office 2003 Pro since it was released and have no intention of changing. Adding the 2007 compatibility pack makes it universal. It works on windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

Hi, is this a 64bit version?

Reply   |   Comment by ChrisH007  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

ChrisH007
Required Operating System:
Windows XP / Windows Vista (32bit, 64bit) / Windows 7 (32bit, 64bit) / Windows 8 Windows 10

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Terry
Yes, i know that, but I'd like to know is there a 64 bit version of the product...

Reply   |   Comment by ChrisH007  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

ChrisH007
I'm sorry Chris, I'm really struggling with that one. What would a 64bit version do that this one cannot? Can you explain that to me please. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Terry
????????
It was just a question..!
You'll find both 32 and 64bit versions for LibreOffice and i guess there could be differences..? Or, maybe they created them with no reason ;)

Reply   |   Comment by ChrisH007  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

ChrisH007
It is a 32-bit version, that works under 64-bit too.

Reply   |   Comment by noname  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Terry
It would be more compatible with 64 bit CPU and OS? I don't think there would be different functionality, just different base.

Reply   |   Comment by Therese S.  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Terry
A 64-bit version is not limited to using less than 4 GB of memory, which is of absolutely no importance to an editor.
Apart from this, a 64-bit version usually has a larger executable and is a bit slower.
A 32-bit version is really entirely sufficient here.

Reply   |   Comment by Harry M  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#5

My favourite part of Word is its ability to run macros, an area where Microsoft excel.
The best version in my opinion was in Word 6 with their Word Basic.

None of the lookalike programs compare with Microsoft, so if it's macros you interested in older versions of Word are available online, considerably cheaper than today's download.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#4

The GUI is clean and modern and looks great. The spell checker is very bad and needs refining for English at least - this is a very bad thing especially for an Office app. WPS Office starts up faster than Libre Office but it's an Office app and so far that's all there is to say.

Reply   |   Comment by xenox  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#3

This includes one year's free licence. Does this mean the software stops working after one year, or does this only affect support?

Reply   |   Comment by Ikhuku  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

Ikhuku
A good point.... I'm interested, too, what it means. If this is a drip-feed to our credit cards then I uninstall. They should clearly state the facts then.

Reply   |   Comment by xenox  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Ikhuku
A realy good question!

Reply   |   Comment by ChrisH007  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

ChrisH007
We really - REALLY - need an answer to this! WPS, where are you?????

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Ikhuku
in some countries 06/01/2017 is June and not January...
is this for 1 year or 6 months?

Reply   |   Comment by Mikao  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mikao
It specifically states that it is a 1 year licence.

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PJ
It doesn't say if we still can use WPS after that year or if that is only related to free updates.
What happens with the software after one year? Do we have to pay for continued use or not?
That's the question, unanswered.

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xenox
In the read me file it explicitly excludes free upgrades.

I suspect that after the one year, it reverts to the free software version.

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PJ
If it does revert to the free version you may find that it will only print with a Watermark. See Freddo's link above i.e.

http://www.kingsoftstore.com/kingsoft-office-freeware.html

Comparison table suggests that printing is watermarked.

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PJ
Upgrades, that's fair enough.... instead Updates which is slightly different as usually Upgrades do cost a little bit cash whilst Updates don't for a minor up to the next major version.

I give this WPS a miss and continue with Libre Office.

Reply   |   Comment by xenox  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#2

Very good software. I'm using this software for quite a while now. Best alternative to MS Office imho.

Reply   |   Comment by jaco kotze  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
#1

It does not support VBA for spreadsheet macros:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1122113/giveawayoftheday/2016Q1/2016-01-21_01_WPS_geen%20MS-macro's.png

Although they claim they support the xlsm-format and that the Professional version can run macros:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1122113/giveawayoftheday/2016Q1/2016-01-21_02_WPS_geen%20MS-macro's.png

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krypteller
In case you cannot see the screenshots, visit blog.weggevertje.com

http://blog.weggevertje.com/post/2016/01/21/WPS-Office-10-Business

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krypteller
It isn't really helpful to give a link to a blog in an unknown language.

Reply   |   Comment by noname  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

noname
English is just medieval Dutch (partly a joke, partly true), but Google can translate Dutch to present day English for you. And the screenshots are in English. Google Translate also helps me read the comments on the Russian and other sister sites.

I write my blog in Dutch because most of my readers are Dutch and there are quite a lot of Dutch/Belgian/South African/Surinam visitors here.

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