How to Install WPS Office (Kingsoft Office) on Ubuntu and Fedora

WPS Office, (also known as Kingsoft Office) is a loyal clone of Microsoft Office 2007. The problem is that WPS Office is a beta version, and that the interface is in Chinese.

But, there are some tricks that can be done, to get rid of the Chinese interface and get an English one.

So, are you interested in a free Microsoft Office 2007 Clone? Actually, you only have replacements for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Also, the WPS Office gives you the possibility to work with tabs and toggle between them, instead of opening new windows.

If I have convinced you, this is how you install WPS Office on your Linux Operating System:

Download wps*.deb, for Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Knoppix or other dpkg based systems:

$ wget -c

Install Wps Office:

$ sudo dpkg -i wps-office*

Download wps* .rpm for Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE or other rpm based systems:

$ wget -c

Install Wps Office:

$ sudo rpm -i wps-office*

After you first open WPS Office, you will be asked to type in your username and mail, probably, since the interface is Chinese, I can’t know for sure. Type in whatever you want and close the app.

This is what you have to do to get the WPS Office interface in English:

$ cd /opt/kingsoft/wps-office/office6/2052
$ sudo rm qt.qm wps.qm wpp.qm et.qm

Open WPS Office again and notice that the interface is in English now.

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