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.
Have you ever thought of trading in your over-sized bloated office software for a smaller, slimmer one? As a 39MB free office productivity suite, Kingsoft Office Suite allows you to create top quality documents without worrying about inhibiting the performance of your PC. Although it's small, its functionality is complete. Kingsoft Office Suite Free consists of three powerful applications for daily document producing, data analyzing and presentation needs known as Writer, Spreadsheets and Presentation. Not only does it have the basic functions that its peers provide, but has many outstanding features other software don't include, such as A pro PDF converter, an advanced paragraph adjustment tool and humanized table operation.
Key features of Kingsoft Office Suite: Advanced Paragraph Adjustment Tool. Enables you to adjust the indent or line spacing of all paragraphs by dragging and dropping. Humanized Table Operation. Enables you to add rows or columns easily by dragging the table frame. Multiple Tabs Interface. Allows you to switch easily between workbooks in one window. Group Create Hyperlinks in Spreadsheets. Active all the URLs in text format by clicking one button. Automatic Spell Check. 6. Set Encryption for Your Documents. Convert Office Documents to PDF Formats. Send Files as Email Attachment Directly. Possess an interface similar to MS Office 2003. What's new in the latest version? Highly compatible with MS Office (97/2000/2003/2007/2010)
What's new in this version:
Version 22.214.171.12475 New:
- Fixed the backup mangement, solved dictionary crash problem.
- Added a function that can convert Kingsoft Presentation into the Kingsoft Writer format
- Add water mark, amendment and recording revised formats
- Added two direction functionsin the "Text direction" dialog box
- Column width units support pounds, inches, centimeters, millimeters, character units
- Added "Pick From Drop-down list" option in the right-clic... See all new features »