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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8 comments on “How to Install WPS Office (Kingsoft Office) on Ubuntu and Fedora
  1. Joe MacCarthy says:

    Unfortunately WPS (Kingsoft) Office is not open source. It has a proprietary license.

    It does not use odf formats and I’m reading that it may not convert MS documents as well as Libre or OpenOffice (although I haven’t confirmed that yet).

    If you have somebody you want to convert to Linux and want a Windows experience, the software looks exactly like MS Office …2007?

    The Windows version does not allow the conversion from the old UI to the ribbon interface without purchasing the software. The WPS for Linux beta does allow you to change the UI back and forth from the ribbon

    • Who cares if this software is not open source? In the crucial point, now users can work on DOC-like format more efficient than Libreoffice.

      And there is no single user who dislike cool interface.

    • Al Kolff says:

      This soft ware is now free for individual use, but has been renamed Kingsoft Office.

      if you are in the US there is a download site in LA that is much faster.

      Here is their down load page with links to the mirrors below the packages.

      Also, You can now use either the 2003, 2007 or 2010 interface without charge, at least it did when I installed it for a friend who had no budget for anything.

  2. alberthdez says:

    I want put it in spanish, How I can to change spanish language? thank you support.

    felicidades por su blog tiene un buen diseƱo.

  3. Max says:

    Is there any way to render fonts in Linux WPS Writer to regular instead of its seemingly frozen default of all italics?

    Max in NYC

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