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WPS Office Personal and Home [for PC] Usually $19.99

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I don't usually post Sharewareonsale offers as generally they aren't very good. However, this might be an exception and ideal for anyone looking for a free alternative to Microsoft Office. I use… Read More
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8m, 6d agoFound 8 months, 6 days ago
I don't usually post Sharewareonsale offers as generally they aren't very good. However, this might be an exception and ideal for anyone looking for a free alternative to Microsoft Office.

I use Microsoft Office (2010) myself but its so expensive, I can't see myself upgrading to the latest version. The free Microsoft Office on-line version I find is OK and it's what two of my kids use on their laptops. I've downloaded this for them to try and I've also got myself a copy. It might not replace my preferred and familiar Microsoft Office but its free!

I've had a look at a few reviews and the majority are pretty favourable. Obviously there is LibreOffice and OpenOffice out there as well and are always free.

I've used a disposable email address so I don't get spammed.

Here is the marketing blurb and deal details:

WPS Office Personal and Home for Windows provides you three powerful applications known as WRITER, SPREADSHEETS, PRESENTATION tool.

Key features
1- 100% Compatible with the latest version Microsoft Office 2016
2- Familiar formatting tools and over 230 fonts and hundreds of document templates
3- Save to PDF
4- Built-in spell check
5- Keyboard Shortcuts
6- View Multiple Documents
7- Collaboration Tools
8- Password Protection
9- Mail Merge

WPS WRITER (Edit Word)
1- 100% Compatible with word files, such as DOC, DOCX, TXT, HTM, DOT, DOTX, etc.
2- Make PDF to Word [NOTE: This giveaway does not include this one feature.]

WPS SPREADSHEETS (Edit Excel)
1- 100% Compatible With Microsoft Excel XLS, XLSX and CSV files
2- Hundreds of commonly used formulas and functions and make analyse complex data easily
3- Organize and present data so it looks great and include dozens of build-in charts
4- Fully supports advanced pivot tables, advanced modelling, and 1 million rows

WPS PRESENTATION (Edit PPT)
1- 100% Compatible With MS PowerPoint
2- Extended Desktop Support and easily keep track of presentation time

Terms and Conditions
This is a 1-computer 1-year license, for non-commercial use
No free updates; if you update the giveaway, it may become unregistered
No free tech support
You must download and install the giveaway before this offer has ended
May not be resold
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8m, 6d agoFound 8 months, 6 days ago
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#1
This is a good deal if this takes the watermark off.... Have you tried and confirmed it does? Otherwise not great
#2
Also the PDF feature is no biggy, easy to download a free pdf printer

Edited By: jazzuk777 on Nov 13, 2016 18:12
#3
I get this message when I run the exe
Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item
Any ideas?

Forget that Kaspersky was blocking it...

Edited By: delphinid on Nov 13, 2016 18:19: update
#4
jazzuk777
This is a good deal if this takes the watermark off.... Have you tried and confirmed it does? Otherwise not great

Only tried a new 'Word' and 'Presentation' before having to go out but that seemed to work fine. Printed a document to PDF and when I reviewed the PDF it didn't show any watermarks.

It would be pretty poor if it placed a watermark on a document...where did you see that? Is it on their templates perhaps?
1 Like #5
sabresonic
jazzuk777
This is a good deal if this takes the watermark off.... Have you tried and confirmed it does? Otherwise not great
Only tried a new 'Word' and 'Presentation' before having to go out but that seemed to work fine. Printed a document to PDF and when I reviewed the PDF it didn't show any watermarks.
It would be pretty poor if it placed a watermark on a document...where did you see that? Is it on their templates perhaps?
Here's the review from TechRadar:-
WPS Office, also known as Kingsoft Office, is one of the best Microsoft Office-a-likes, but the free version does include some important caveats. The free office software for Windows begins with a 30-day trial of the Premium version (it reverts to the free version if you don't open your wallet at the end of the month) and printed documents are watermarked.

It's available for Windows, Linux, iOS and Android, and includes apps for word processing, presentations and spreadsheets (hence the name WPS).

It borrows the ribbon interface from newer versions of Microsoft Office, so you'll be up and running in no time, but the drawbacks of the free edition might be enough to put you off.
1 Like #6
was trying to use this kind of shareware but found too much pain for such a little saving. you can get ms office on ebay (legally! ) for £10-15 only.
#7
sabresonic
jazzuk777
This is a good deal if this takes the watermark off.... Have you tried and confirmed it does? Otherwise not great
Only tried a new 'Word' and 'Presentation' before having to go out but that seemed to work fine. Printed a document to PDF and when I reviewed the PDF it didn't show any watermarks.
It would be pretty poor if it placed a watermark on a document...where did you see that? Is it on their templates perhaps?
What Willysnapper said.
As it's free I'll give it another go in case it is free of the watermark. You used to be able to download an older version without the watermark issue, but they pulled it so this'll be good if it is.
#8
downloaded - I THINK it might be the premium (i.e. watermark disabled) version, but not 100% sure.
#9
willysnapper
sabresonic
jazzuk777
This is a good deal if this takes the watermark off.... Have you tried and confirmed it does? Otherwise not great
Only tried a new 'Word' and 'Presentation' before having to go out but that seemed to work fine. Printed a document to PDF and when I reviewed the PDF it didn't show any watermarks.
It would be pretty poor if it placed a watermark on a document...where did you see that? Is it on their templates perhaps?
Here's the review from TechRadar:-
WPS Office, also known as Kingsoft Office, is one of the best Microsoft Office-a-likes, but the free version does include some important caveats. The free office software for Windows begins with a 30-day trial of the Premium version (it reverts to the free version if you don't open your wallet at the end of the month) and printed documents are watermarked.
It's available for Windows, Linux, iOS and Android, and includes apps for word processing, presentations and spreadsheets (hence the name WPS).
It borrows the ribbon interface from newer versions of Microsoft Office, so you'll be up and running in no time, but the drawbacks of the free edition might be enough to put you off.

But this isn't the free version? This is the Premium version, its not a 30 day trial.
#10
Just a reminder this is a one year free license only

Edited By: arachnoid on Nov 13, 2016 20:13
#11
arachnoid
Just a reminder this is a one year free license only
That probably sounds right, but where did you see it?

P.S. I used mailinator

Edited By: jazzuk777 on Nov 13, 2016 20:18
1 Like #12
If you go top right to the ? and select enter licence details it gives an end date

https://i.gyazo.com/aa462645374ea0d910432feb1c93840a.png
#13
arachnoid
If you go top right to the ? and select enter licence details it gives an end datehttps://i.gyazo.com/aa462645374ea0d910432feb1c93840a.png

I'll update the post so everyone knows it is for 1 year.
1 Like #14
I'm not familiar with this version, but make sure you go into the options and set them to save to a MS Office type file, e.g. .xlsx .docx.
Example, drop down arrow next to 'Spreadsheets' | Tools | Options | General and Save
The default used to be their own file type, which could cause complications if anyone wanted to open a file via MS Office.
As an aside, I recently resurrected an old netbook, put on Win 10 and installed the Kingsoft Free version from 2013/14 which I had saved, that has updated to 2016 (10.1.0.5674), and no watermarks when printing.
#15
USING free Open Office (and star office before) for years now and never had a need to use any clones.
1 Like #16
marek13
USING free Open Office (and star office before) for years now and never had a need to use any clones.

Apparently OpenOffice isn't being seriously developed anymore and hasn't been for a few years now. Looking at the OpenOffice GUI would confirm that, it looks very dated. WPS Office therefore is far off being a 'clone' in that respect?

I wouldn't go suggesting OpenOffice to anyone looking for an open source/always free alternative to Microsoft Office. My recommendation would be LibreOffice, for anyone considering switching from Microsoft it has far more compatibility with Microsoft Office than OpenOffice does.
#17
Will work if willing to pay.... on my second PC I run Libra Office which is totally free and does everything I need..... but I awould chose MS Office if it was cheaper!
#18
sabresonic
"LibreOffice is free and open source software, originally based on OpenOffice.org (commonly known as OpenOffice), and is the most actively developed OpenOffice.org successor project."

But you are right, time to closer look.


Edited By: marek13 on Nov 14, 2016 22:33
#19
Good deal :)

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