Kingsoft Office 2012

Kingsoft Office 2012

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September 20, 2012
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Windows XP/Vista/7
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Sooner or later, nearly everyone whose work involves computers will need basic office tools such as a word processor, spreadsheet program, or presentation maker. Since Microsoft's powerful Office suite sets the standard, alternatives need to demonstrate their compatibility with the latest versions of Office. Kingsoft Office 2012 Free is the freeware version of Kingsoft Office Professional. It's a fraction of the size of some similar programs, and of course, it's free.

It bundles Kingsoft Writer, Spreadsheets, and Presentations. Each can open, edit, and save documents that are compatible with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, respectively. While it can't match everything Office (or its tools) can do, Kingsoft Office 2012 Free does the most important jobs, and it also has many extras, including encryption, a PDF converter, and watermarking. It even has some unique features of its own, such as its Humanized Table Operation and drag-and-drop Paragraph Adjustment feature. The latest version is compatible with Windows 8.

From its start menu to its individual tools, Kingsoft is enough like Office in features and options to be familiar to many users, though with its own unique touches. For example, Writer's Homepage is quite similar to Word's File page, but compared with Word's ribbon-style Office look, Writer's tabbed user interface bears more resemblance to a browser. Each Kingsoft tool sports feature-packed toolbars, too. But we'll get right to the point: we successfully created, saved, edited, opened, and re-edited documents from both Microsoft Office 2010 and Kingsoft Office 2012 in each of the comparable tools. Compatibility isn't total; for example, Kingsoft Office could open and edit macro-enabled Word docs, but not save them again in that format (it could in other formats).

Kingsoft Office has a full Help file plus an online Support Center and Forum. But if you just start with one of the templates on each tool's Home page, you won't go wrong.

This free productivity suite obviously merits attention. When all is said and done, it's easy to find out if Kingsoft Office 2012 Free is the software you need it to be: Just download it and try it yourself.

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    out of 164 votes

    • 5 star: 85
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    • 3 star: 15
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 14
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  • 5 stars

    "WPS Office Beta 2 is great!"

    August 18, 2014   |   By Little Peppermint

    Version: WPS Office 2014 Beta 2


    2.It supports French and you can easily switch languages between English and French.
    3.The coolest thing is "File Roaming". Log in to WPS Office with Google/Twitter/Facebook account, then the documents worked on PC can be continued on phones/tablets. But it seems that the mobile version is not ready...have to wait for some time.
    4. Good compatibility with MS Office.


    1.WPS Office does not support multiple users on windows 8.
    2. You have to be careful to deselect the unwanted software when install.


    WPS Office is completely compatible with MS Office and it is excellent enough to be the substitute of MS Office. Actually it is so easy to learn how to use WPS Office, which provides a brand new way to work anywhere and work anytime.
    I am strongly recommending this fantastic office suite to all of you.

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  • 3 stars

    "Not suitable for multi user pc's"

    August 15, 2014   |   By pmarkw

    Version: WPS Office 2014 Beta 2


    Version 2013 installed on window 8.1 pc with two users.


    2014 upgrade removed program from one user leaving new program with administrator only. WPS said it was not for multiuser use.


    Not suitable for a family pc

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  • 5 stars


    August 08, 2014   |   By Rateara

    Version: WPS Office 2014 Beta 2


    -The look and feel
    Mostly everything plus it's free.
    One of the best alternatives to MS Office.


    none so far, it gets the job done.


    I had just updated to this beta version from Kingsoft Office 2013 and I am very pleased with how it looks and functions.
    Happy with the nice tidy themes, simple, clean with nothing to frown about.

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  • 1 stars

    "Read the Eula and see if want to play their way."

    July 31, 2014   |   By Terry Gay

    Version: WPS Office 2014 Beta 2


    Its a direct ripoff of MS Office 2010 in form and function.


    The EULA plainly states that anything you create is the property of Kingsoft. This means they get any revenues legally if you should write anything for profit. This also begs the question - How do they know what you have written with their software unless they an embedded worm that sends them copies of everything you have written? This is worse than the NSA.


    The fact that whatever you write is the property of the Chinese government should make you avoid this product as though it were infected with Ebola. I am not sure if the program also has an embedded worm that sends them everything on your computer. Such a worm would not be picked up by your anti-virus software. The risk is too great for accepting this software no matter how well they cloned Microsoft's property.

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