Microsoft Office alternative Kingsoft Office available for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/and Ubuntu Derivatives (Latest Version)

Install Kingsoft Office in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13 and other Ubuntu derivatives (Latest Update)

Kingsoft Office is a simple, powerful office suite developed by Zhuhai based Chinese software developer Kingsoft. Components include: Kingsoft Writer, Kingsoft Presentation and Kingsoft Spreadsheet. Kingsoft Office personal version is completely free. With the Kingsoft Office suite, you can view, edit, and send Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, and other data on Linux. This offers most of the features and functionality like Microsoft Office.

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The Kingsoft Office main interface includes a row of icons similar to what you’d find in your basic word processor or spreadsheet editor. It handles all the latest Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint file formats as well as text and PDF files. You can create files as well, it could get a bit tedious trying to produce anything too long or complicated. Kingsoft Office works best for making a few changes to an existing file. In our tests, we encountered no problems working with the files we threw its way, and it was a simple process to add or edit text or make other modifications.

Kingsoft Writer
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Kingsoft Spreadsheet
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Kingsoft Presentation
kingsoft presentation

What’s in this release:

  • Added: Restore the sense of crashing.
  • Added: Add a language option of Follow system locale.
  • Added: Add Insert Forms function in Kingsoft Spreadsheets.
  • Fixed: Kingsoft Office crashed when inserting the 32bits bitmap file.
  • Fixed: Kingsoft Office do not support Linux symbol link and physical link.
  • Fixed: The Recent Documents function do not work when using unity desktop.
  • Fixed: Vertical artwords cannot render alphabets correctly.
  • Fixed: Table height error when copy table from Kingsoft Spreadsheets to Kingsoft Writer by RTF format.
  • Fixed: Missing some formulae in Kingsoft Writer.
  • Fixed: Missing the Match case option in Find dialog in Kingsoft Writer.
  • Fixed: Kingsoft Spreadsheets crashed when copying shapes from Kingsoft Writer.
  • Fixed: Cannot insert Cross-reference footnote in Chinese version of Kingsoft Writer.
  • Fixed: The Simplified and Traditional Chinese conversion function cannot work after copying the data by RTF format in Kingsoft Writer.
  • Fixed: Cannot play sound in special PPTX files.
  • Fixed: Kingsoft Spreadsheets crashed when system printer driver is not completed.
  • Fixed: Lacking of text in a textbox when saving as ET/XLS formats in Kingsoft Spreadsheets.
  • Fixed: Cannot correct drawing combined shapes in Kingsoft Spreadsheets.
  • Fixed: Cannot read XLSX in some regions which using comma as decimal point.
  • Fixed: The Iteration calculation function cannot work in Kingsoft Spreadsheets.
  • Fixed: Cannot modify styles in Chinese verison of Kingsoft Spreadsheets.
  • Fixed: Cross-workbook references update error in Kingsoft Spreadsheets.
  • Fixed: Lacking of hyperlinks when saving as XLS format in Kingsoft Spreadsheets.

To install Kingsoft Office in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

>> For 32bit

Terminal Commands:
cd && wget -O kingsoft-office-NoobsLab.deb
sudo dpkg -i kingsoft-office-NoobsLab.deb
rm kingsoft-office-NoobsLab.deb

>> For 64bit

Add 32bit architecture to Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/Ubuntu 14.04/Linux Mint 16

Terminal Command:
sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386 && sudo apt-get update

Install 32bit libraries in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/previous/Mint 15/14/13

Terminal Command:
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

Now enter these to install:

Terminal Commands:
cd && wget -O kingsoft-office-NoobsLab.deb
sudo dpkg -i kingsoft-office-NoobsLab.deb
rm kingsoft-office-NoobsLab.deb

That’s it

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