1.    23 Sep 2015 #1

    Best Free Office Clone yet


    Hi there

    IMO this is easily the best Office clone yet -- and it's FREE -- note though there's no OUTLOOK equivalent.

    If you need VBS support though for EXCEL macros you will need the PRO edition (still cheap) and it's as compatible as far as I can see --much better than OPEN / LIBRE Office

    WPS Office 10 Free Download, Free Office Software - Kingsoft Office

    (Also works on Linux, IOS and Android - although no VBS support on these platforms -- for 99% of most users this isn't important).
    Difference between PRO and FREE versions

    Compare Office Free 2013 and Office Professional 2013 for Windows - Kingsoft Office

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    24 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,597
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Tnx, downloading it now. Still can't find decent free replacement for MS Publisher which I use most.
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  3.    24 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 6,068
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    IMO this is easily the best Office clone yet -- and it's FREE -- note though there's no OUTLOOK equivalent.
    The best Outlook equivalent I've found was eM Client | Best Email Client for Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP
    it's very close and with it's easier gmail integration in some ways better, but it's just not quite there for me.
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  4.    24 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,108
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    IMO this is easily the best Office clone yet -- and it's FREE -- note though there's no OUTLOOK equivalent.

    If you need VBS support though for EXCEL macros you will need the PRO edition (still cheap) and it's as compatible as far as I can see --much better than OPEN / LIBRE Office

    WPS Office 10 Free Download, Free Office Software - Kingsoft Office

    (Also works on Linux, IOS and Android - although no VBS support on these platforms -- for 99% of most users this isn't important).
    Difference between PRO and FREE versions

    Compare Office Free 2013 and Office Professional 2013 for Windows - Kingsoft Office

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Yes, it's well known- the latest apparently free version adds watermarks to prints.
    The thing I never resolved- and Kingsoft confirmed it over more than 2 years- is copying and pasting from text containing varied formats. It's very easy to find the pasted text formatted as Simsun.
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  5.    25 Sep 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 357
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

    The biggest problem for me with the free version is after the initial 30 day trial i can not save .xlsx formatted Excel files.
    I can save them if i save as .xls or .et format.
    Same issue for saving Word .docx files.
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