Are you looking for a good free replacement for Microsoft Office, but LibreOffice and OpenOffice are not working out well for you? Then you will definitely want to have a look at Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2012, which you can download as a suite or as individual apps.
As soon as the installation has completed you will see this window. All relevant file types are checked by default, but you may deselect any that you do not want associated with Kingsoft Office before clicking Close.
Special Note: See further below for additional information about the extra formats (i.e. Office 2007 & 2010) that the suite will open.
Here is a quick overall view of what the Writer App window looks like. Each of the three apps in the suite will open with the New Document Pane displayed by default on the right side of the window.
A closer view of the upper left corner in Writer, Presentation, and Spreadsheets…
A look at the Start Menu options available…
In our tests with the suite it opened up Microsoft Office 2007 & 2010 documents without any problems.
Note: You can also see part of the built-in Tab Bar outlined in red in the upper left corner.
The only drawback with the free version of the suite is that you are limited to the Classic Style Interface, which may or may not be a problem depending on your preferences.
You can choose to download the installation files for the whole suite or for individual programs as desired.
Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2012 [Kingsoft]
Kingsoft Writer Free 2012 [Kingsoft]
Kingsoft Presentation Free 2012 [Kingsoft]
Kingsoft Spreadsheets Free 2012 [Kingsoft]
It has been this author’s experience in the past that the URLs at Kingsoft do change/disappear from time to time, so additional download links are provided here for your convenience.
Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2012 [Major Geeks]
Kingsoft Writer Free 2012 [Major Geeks]
Kingsoft Presentation Free 2012 [Major Geeks]
Kingsoft Spreadsheets Free 2012 [Major Geeks]