How To Install Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 16 Patch 3 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 Patch 3, which has been recently released:

  • Fixed Spreadsheets formula unusable when decimal point is comma
  • Fixed Writer crashes when saving as docx file which contains OLE objects

how to install Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 16 Patch 3 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, 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

In this article I will show you how to install Kingsoft WPS Office Alpha 16 Patch 3 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, 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 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 Patch 3 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 http://kdl.cc.ksosoft.com/wps-community/download/a16/wps-office_9.1.0.4945~a16p3_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi wps-office_9.1.0.4945~a16p3_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 Patch 3 on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Linux Mint 17.1 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 http://kdl.cc.ksosoft.com/wps-community/download/a16/wps-office_9.1.0.4945~a16p3_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi wps-office_9.1.0.4945~a16p3_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 http://kdl.cc.ksosoft.com/wps-community/download/a16/wps-office_9.1.0.4945~a16p3_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi wps-office_9.1.0.4945~a16p3_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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