How To Install Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 16 On Ubuntu, Debian And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Kingsoft WPS Office  is a proprietary, free, office suite very similar to Microsoft Office, used by default on Ubuntu Kylin.

The latest version available is Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 16, which has been recently released:

  • New document compare tool for Writer.
  • New Eye Protection Mode for Writer/Spreadsheets.
  • Fixed fails opening DOCX file which needs password.
  • Fixed missing image when pasting in HTML format.
  • Fixed missing links when export to pdf.
  • Fixed unable to set paper size in Spreadsheets.
  • Fixed a crash when copy/move sheets in Spreadsheets.
  • Fixed invalid window state when startup with maximized on KDE.

how to install Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 16 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya,  Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Debian Jessie, Debian Wheezy

In this article I will show you how to install Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 16 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya,  Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Debian Jessie, Debian Wheezy and their derivative systems.

Because it is not available via any PPA, we have to download the deb packages from the official site and install them from the terminal. Follow the instructions for your architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 16 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian and other Ubuntu and Debian derivative systems:

For 32 bit systems, the installation steps are classical.

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget kdl.cc.ksosoft.com/wps-community/download/a16/wps-office_9.1.0.4885~a16_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi wps-office_9.1.0.4885~a16_i386.deb
$ wget http://wps-community.org/download/tools/fix-menu.sh
$ sudo chmod +x fix-menu.sh
$ ./fix-menu.sh

How to install Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 16 on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Pinguy OS 14.04 and Elementary OS 0.3 systems:

Because the ia32-libs library has been removed, starting with Ubuntu 13.10, we have to add the i386 arch to our 64 bit system, update to get all the needed 32 bit libraries and install the kingsoft office deb package.

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
$ sudo apt-get update
$ wget kdl.cc.ksosoft.com/wps-community/wps-office_9.1.0.4885~a16_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi wps-office_9.1.0.4885~a16_i386.deb
$ wget http://wps-community.org/download/tools/fix-menu.sh
$ sudo chmod +x fix-menu.sh
$ ./fix-menu.sh

How to install Kingsoft WPS Office 16 on 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 13, Pinguy OS 12.04 and Elementary OS 0.2 systems:

There deb package is only for 32 bit systems, but it can also be installed on 64 bit systems, if you install the ia32-libs package first:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi ia32-libs
$ wget kdl.cc.ksosoft.com/wps-community/wps-office_9.1.0.4885~a16_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi wps-office_9.1.0.4885~a16_i386.deb
$ wget http://wps-community.org/download/tools/fix-menu.sh
$ sudo chmod +x fix-menu.sh
$ ./fix-menu.sh

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4 comments on “How To Install Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 16 On Ubuntu, Debian And Derivative Systems
  1. etchar says:

    After installing Alpha 16 you should also download the fix-menu.sh file provided on the WPS Linux Community site and run the following commands on it:
    chmod -x fix-menu.sh
    sudo bash fix-menu.sh

    Also your titles for the 64 instalations are misstyped as they should be for the Alpha 16 version not the Alpha 12 Patch. For the exact one the wget download links are also wrong.

  2. Trần Châu Thông says:

    I cannot run it and now I want to uninstall it but I don’t know how to. Please show me. Thanks in advance.

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