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FREE Kingsoft OFFICE pretty good better than LIBREOFFICE

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    Can any of that free stuff give MS Publisher a run for it's money ? I didn't see any of those packages nave anything good for DTP.

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there

    No it's NOT a DTP package -- It is basically equivalent to Ms Office Student and Teacher edition -- EXCEL, Word and Power point equivalents, no Publisher, Access or Outlook -- thought that was clear from the original post.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    While this is free, I prefer Office 2013. You can earn it free from microsoft, IF yow work for them there.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    have been using it for months , good one for someone who dont use any (or many) of the MS office's features , definitely the best free office
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    MS Publisher I use instead of Word because it's easier to integrate all of the elements of the rest of Office package. If I make an Excel table in it I can work with it without actually opening Excel and that's just a part of it. Working with pictures is easy enough with all the features Paint provides but without actually opening it. For fast and dirty DTP it's easier to use then Corel for instance and surprising range of stuff can be done in it. You can even make a nice blog and save as HTML.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    WPS office is the new "Kingsoft Office". I believe EXCEL now does support some vba macros too. Even without Macros you can code some pretty complex functioning spreadsheets that work perfectly in Office 2010 as well (haven't got office 2013 but I'd imagine it should work if it works in Office 2010).

    Note though some third party add ins to EXCEL aren't compatible - but I gave up using the addins once I switched from the 32 bit of office to the 64 bit version as they didn't work in that too.

    The post wasn't about whether I PREFER office 2013 as someone has posted in the thread - but merely to say if you are looking for a compatible (or very reasonably compatible) version of Office that IMO is far better than LibreOffice then this one seems to fit the bill. Note also we are only mentioning the typical versions of Office that people use - EXCEL,WORD and POWERPOINT. DTP programs (such as Ms Publisher) are different and aren't in any case included with Student and Teacher editions of Office which are the cheaper one's most people will have installed unless they got the full suite via a work or college program. Remember also that there's no email client included with this either - but who knows that *might* come in future.

    Anyway another shot of a complex spreadsheet running in WPS office.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    It's nice ti have good alternatives anyway and when they are free on top of it.........
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  8. #38


    Yes, works a treat - for the not too adventurous Office users - as a home alternative it's perfect..

    It now has now completed my Mint to Windows tranformation...

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