WPS Office (previously Kingsoft Office) is a lightweight yet powerful office suite.
A speedy installation process equips your PC with three applications: WPS Writer is a capable word processor, WPS Spreadsheets handles all your calculating needs, and WPS Presentations is available to help share your ideas with others.
Each program opens and saves all Microsoft Office document formats (doc, docx, xls, xlsx etc), as well as HTML, RTF, XML, even PDF.
There's real depth here, too. WPS Writer isn't just another basic editor, for instance: there's support for tables, charts, shapes, images, equations and the 2016 edition is even compatible with WordArt and SmartArt.
Extras include a stack of stylish templates to get you off to a quick start.
This is a beta of the commercial edition, so there are none of the restrictions you usually get with the free copy of WPS. In particular, documents you save or print to PDF will not have a watermark added.
The latest WPS Office adds compatibility with SmartArt and WordArt. There's full support for OOXML formats including DOCX, XLSX and PPTX. WPS Writer now has its own internal reader for opening PDFs. There are also various new charts with extra customisation options.
What's new in 188.8.131.5284 (see update log for more):
- Newly supports converting pictures to Word formats
- Supports in-app payment: via Paypal, Stripe, Avangate
- Newly supports various discounts and offers
- Supports push messages of Message Center
- Supports command searching
- Added quick buttons for pictures: Layout, preview, crop
- Changed the shape of color paletteto rectangle
- Improved feedback entries
A seriously impressive and attractive suite of tools. Keep in mind that it's a beta, though - if you use it for serious work, save and back up your documents frequently.