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Average User Rating:
out of 189 votes out of 31 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.1.0.3375
  • Total Downloads:
    884,020
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 20, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    71.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,840
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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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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  • Current Version

    4.5

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    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 189 votes

    • 5 star 89
    • 4 star 46
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 28
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.1.0.3375
Version 8.1.0.3375 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-click menu
General
Publisher Kingsoft Office Software
Publisher web site http://www.wps.com
Release Date September 19, 2012
Date Added September 20, 2012
Version 8.1.0.3375
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Office Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 71.37MB
File Name wps_office_Free_10.2.0.5820_en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 884,020
Downloads Last Week 1,840
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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