WPS Office 2014 (formerly Kingsoft Office) Beta 1

Free office suite provided by WPS Office (formerly Kingsoft Office) is a great alternative to expensive office software. Writer, Presentation and Spreadsheets. Who knew software could meet all your office needs in 60 MB. WPS Office 2014 is an office suite that offers a number of features for creating, viewing and editing personal and business documents. WPS Office Free 2014 includes WPS Writer, WPS Presentation and WPS spreadsheets. These three reliable and versatile programs are perfect for both personal use at home and for professional businesses.

Writer 2014:

  • Fully compatible with Microsoft Word
  • Rich text, paragraph and shape formatting features
  • Make quick changes to margins and spacing using our Paragraph tool
  • Advanced collaboration features including track changes, spell check and comments
  • Numerous page layout tools
  • And more

Spreadsheets:

  • Fully compatible with Microsoft Excel
  • Over 160 formula and function shortcuts
  • Supports pivot tables, freeze frames, sorting, table styles and more
  • Create multiple worksheets
  • Insert charts including bar, pie, line and column
  • Edit cell categories (number, text, percentage, etc.)
  • Supports over 1M rows and 10K columns
  • Advanced text and table formatting features
  • Optional support for VBA Macros

Presentation:

  • Fully compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Beautifully designed user interface
  • Advanced text, paragraph and shape formatting features
  • Add photos, videos, sound and more to presentations
  • Insert and edit graphs, charts and tables
  • Includes dozens of templates
  • View notes in presenter mode
  • And much more

What’s New in WPS Office 2014 Beta 1:

Writer

  • You can now split windows vertically and horizontally
  • Improved text wrapping styles around pictures and other objects
  • Added additional Field Codes including PrintDate, DocProperty and IncludePicture
  • Added 10 new Go To functions including Go To Footnote and more
  • Added new Insert shortcut (Insert + Right Click)
  • Added ability to go back to the last edited place in the text

Spreadsheets

  • Added more formulas including GetPivotData, GET.CELL, NUMBERSTRING and more
  • Added Nonlinear Programming function to Solver
  • Added support for error checking
  • PivotTable now supports external data sources
  • Paste Special now supports “paste comment”
  • Find and Replace now supports both text and formatting
  • Added ability to insert and delete rows and columns in Share Workbook

Additional, Global Updates:

  • Added spell check support for Spanish, Portuguese and French
  • Easily switch between Chinese and English language interface

Note: WPS Office 2014 includes 3rd party (optional) software.

Download: WPS Office Free 2014 v9.1.0.4674 Beta 1 | 57.0 MB (Freeware)
View: WPS Office Homepage

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I tried using this in the past and had nasty bugs. Recently I tried it again and it was improved, but even a simple text document saved with this suite cannot be edited in Word Online, which is sad.

There are very few times I don't have an internet connection to access my files on OneDrive, hence the installation of this. But as good as it is, it doesn't do me (personally) any good.

Why are these office suites ( OO , LO , WPS ) so small in size while MS Office setup is in gb . Are these missing features/can't handle heavy documents or is MS Office just bloated ?

niks2456 said,
Why are these office suites ( OO , LO , WPS ) so small in size while MS Office setup is in gb . Are these missing features/can't handle heavy documents or is MS Office just bloated ?

office 2013 sp1 x64 iso is around 800mb. The exe installer from their website is much smaller. Office includes many more programs too.

niks2456 said,
Why are these office suites ( OO , LO , WPS ) so small in size while MS Office setup is in gb . Are these missing features/can't handle heavy documents or is MS Office just bloated ?

Remember Office XP. It was around 300MB in size and now it is running in GBs. I am sure it has something to do with using lots of legacy codes for some backward compatibility BS and lots of bloatware. I had used Kingsoft office and it really has good compatibility with MS Office. Google should really consider purchasing this and release it as standalone Office suite for desktop market.

Office itself is very small. That's why the streaming installer lets you use the apps almost right away.

The rest of the data is dictionaries, the vast library of clipart and graphics, templates and so on.

MS office is expensive ? probably the cheapest software anyone buys besides their OS based on price per hour used.

You don't pay on a per-hour basis though. Also not everyone uses office software the same amount so price per hour used would vary greatly.

No you don't, that was my point. Office isn't expensive for anyone that needs and uses it the hourly price for it becomes diminishingly small. For those that e it very little, use the FREE web version on one drive

Why should they, they don't use it often enough to need it installed and need to care about updates and all the other crap with them, and the web versions work great. And unlike these supposedly office compatible apps, they ARE office.

If you use it more, the regular versions is so cheap per hour used you should just get the full regular version.

Best? Best looking you'd say; LibreOffice is better than this by far, but it doesn't look as nice.

Compatibility with complex Microsoft's Office files leaves much to be desired, as well as international support. We'll see how this one goes, at least there are a couple of spellcheckers.

KaoDome said,
Best? Best looking you'd say; LibreOffice is better than this by far, but it doesn't look as nice.

Work IT, put LibreOffice on office computers, spend the next hours teaching employees how to do basic tasks because buttons are not in the same place as they're used to. Best? No. Most open source, sure.

My only problem with this program is that it won't save/open .odt files (LibreOffice Writer's default). I use .odt files on a site that I frequently write for, so I need to have that capability).