Kingsoft's Office Suite Professional 2013 offers affordable compatibility with Microsoft Office. Building on Kingsoft's popular Office Suite Free, the Pro version adds a new tabbed interface, VBA macros, intuitive table and paragraph tools, and improved exporting. And, unlike the freeware, no pop-ups. Office Suite Professional bundles Writer, Spreadsheets, and Presentation. It runs in Windows XP to 8 and works best with at least 512MB of RAM and 1GB of free disk space.
We had several choices to make when installing Kingsoft Office Suite Pro, including associating it with Office formats like DOC and XLS and choosing from three interface styles: the new-for-2013 Elegant Black and Water Blue, and Classic, which has the familiar look of previous Office Suite releases. We have no faults with any of them: Both the new and old looks pack a lot of controls and features into the available space yet manage to do so without overwhelming the user; it's something they share with Microsoft's suite but not with some other would-be Office alternatives. Though not as extensive as Microsoft's options, Kingsoft's suite offers plenty of support, including a Help file, forums, and feedback tools.
With Microsoft Office alternatives, compatibility is the crucial factor, and Kingsoft's Office Suite tools excel in that department. We created, edited, and saved compatible documents in both Kingsoft and Microsoft's tools. Kingsoft's tools acquitted themselves well in looks and performance. Of course, Kingsoft Office Suite Professional 2013 isn't Microsoft Office; there are differences, and some entities require Office. But if you're looking for a productivity suite that goes head-to-head with Office in nearly every category except cost, try Kingsoft Office Suite Professional 2013.
Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Kingsoft Office Free 2013 188.8.131.5246. The trial version includes pop-ups.
As a 45MB 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 Kingsoft Office Free 2013 have the basic functions that its peers provide, but it 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 include: the 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--activate all the URLs in text format by clicking one button.
What's new in this version:
- Switch freely between two interfaces: the newest and classical ones. Two color schemes are available for 2013 interface: elegant black and water blue.
- Open XML documents.
- Show Bookmark view in Document Map.
- Support inserting pictures from scanner.
- Improve the compatibility with HTML/XML.
- Support saving as MHT/MHTML.
- Support customizing shortcut for Macros.
- Select a cell with a hyperlink in it by clicking the blank spac... See all new features »