Kingsoft WPS Office Free: Microsoft Office alternative for Windows

Kingsoft WPS Office Free is a free office productivity suite that can be used at home as well as work to perform your daily documentation work.  This free alternatives to Microsoft Office is extremely easy to use and allow creating, viewing, editing and sharing of the documents.

WPS Office Free for Windows PC

WPS Office Free is a powerful office suite which includes a word processor, a spreadsheet program and a presentation maker. These three programs can help you easily deal with office tasks.

  1. Writer – Efficient word processor with PDF Reader and PDF creator;
  2. Presentation – Multimedia presentations creator;
  3. Spreadsheets – Powerful tool for data processing and analysis.

Kingsoft WPS Office Free: Microsoft Office alternative for Windows

The three programs can be used to create DOC, PPT and XLS files respectively. The free software is compatible with all the latest Microsoft Office file formats.

Microsoft Office too is capable of opening its files without having WPS Office installed on the same computer.

The above applications also include a bunch of some ready-made templates, document encryption support and include options to export any document to PDF format.

The most significant feature of the WPS is, the install package is just one-tenth the size of Microsoft’s Office software and therefore gets installed in less than a minute.

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WPSOffice Free also supports some tab features. It appears above the editable area and allows you to switch between documents quickly and conveniently.

Some new and unique features hosted by the latest version that was missing in the former version are:

  • Automatic spell checker: A built-in spell checker to automatically proofread the text entered while creating a document. Marks the incorrect words in red underlines while typing and provides some recommended words too.
  • Online software updating option.
  • Improved layouts: Makes document processing much faster and a lot quicker.
  • Better and deeper compatibility with Microsoft Office software to Open, edit and save:
  1. Microsoft Word files: .doc, .docx files,
  2. Microsoft Excel files: .xls, .xlsx files and
  3. Microsoft PowerPoint files: .ppt, .pptx files.
  • Built-in PDF Converter: To convert Writer, Spreadsheet and Presentation files into PDF format. This includes:
  1. Word (.doc, .docx) files
  2. Excel (.xls, .xlsx) files
  3. PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx) files to PDF files.
  • Document encryption: To enable a document encryption function that:
  1. Assigns a password to files.
  2. Sets password to open and edit documents.
  3. Assigns and edits the password to enable both, browsing and modification of any document.
  4. Secures privacy by forbidding other users from viewing or modifying the files.
  • Share files via email: Enables viewing and editing of the e-mails by Kingsoft Office. This built-in email functioning makes it extremely simple to share documents.

Kingsoft Office Suite can be installed in Windows 10/8/7/Vista. Some basic and recommended configurations are provided below.

Basic Configurations:

  • CPU: Pentium II 266 MHz or higher
  • Memory: at least 128 MB
  • Hardware: at least 200 MB available space

Recommended Configurations:

  • CPU: Pentium III 450 MHz or higher Memory: 256 MB or larger
  • Hardware: 250 MB available.

You can download Kingsoft WPS Office Free from here.

Read next: Microsoft Office vs OpenOffice vs LibreOffice.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.

6 Comments

  1. jfj berger

    Their web site does not mention compatibility with the Open Document Format for Office Applications — aka ODF.
    This product may be free and the alternative to MS Office but, for me, that is all and not enough. And therefore, a no-no.

  2. Xaccell

    I haven’t used open office for a while, but this one opened a docx document just like Word would. No compatibility issues here….Great software for now!

  3. japp

    LibreOffice is an alternative
    http://www.libreoffice.org/

    There’s a scary screenshot of Kingsoft Writer here:
    http://computelogy.com/2011/09/kingsoft-office-suite-2012-released-as-freeware/

  4. Heinz Iten

    Can anybody compare this in detail with LibreOffice and Open Office? Which is the best? Is there a portable version available (I use portable LibreOffice – it is super)? Another thing where LibreOffice, Open office, and Microsoft Office fail: no Android version! Can Kingsoft come to the rescue?

  5. Heinz Iten

    I just found out that there IS an Android Version! Wow!! You can find it here:
    http://www.kingsoftstore.com/kingsoft-office-android.html

  6. Rodolfo

    It is a very good for those who can not buy office 2013 alternative.
    I install and works great and I liked.
    munchas thanks for the contribution.

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