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Old 19. Jun 2009, 05:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey folks.

After looking through the Office Suite recommendation page the other day, I have taken the plunge with the KIngsoft Office 2007 suite that was not reviewed but highly recommended by numerous posters on that page. Its n excellent program, that is essentially a copy of MS Office 03, it works fantastically.

My only concern is that there is a pane on the right hand side of the screen that I would like to move but for some reason am unable to. Does anyone else using that office suite kow how to do this?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 22. Jun 2009, 10:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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"KSO09 Trial Package.
Kingsoft Office 2009 is available as a 100 day trial allowing you to test the compatibility and functionality for yourself. Should you wish to purchase, there are many options available from discounts on the forum to site-license packages allowing you to install on as many PCs you have at the office."

This is explains, why it is not reviewed, OK? You can also get another trial package from a very well known office suite vendor (something 2007), it is also not reviewed, for the very same reason.
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Old 23. Jun 2009, 01:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, yes Ive seen alot of people mention that it is only a 100 day trial. However, firstly, you refer to Kingsoft Office 2009, whereas I am using kingsoft office 2007. As far as the 100 day trial goes, This article should clear things up!

This is a quick quote from the article summarising the situation (I have bolded the most relevant information!):
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Kingsoft Office Personal Edition has been released as freeware in China since WPS Office 2005, and currently WPS Office 2007 Personal Chinese Edition is available for free download, but not the English version. The English version of Kingsoft Office setup file downloaded and installed is still officially a trial version with 30 days expiry limitation, although user can send an email to request for KSO free license serial key. Luckily, an English edition of Kingsoft Office 2007 Personal has been distributed in Vietnam by Quang Minh DEC Software.
Also, inside that article is a direct link to a rar file that is a release referred to in the lat sentence of that quote! I even double checked by looking in the about section in the writer, spreadsheets and presentation applications I have installed, and they all have registration info as registered to Neil (my forename of course), I can put up a print screen as further proof if necessary.

In fairness, reading the aricle I posted has answered my original question, the pane on the right hand side shows ads for Kingsoft Office 2007 and their antivirus application too, which due to the software being free, is not removeable, apparently in the free version I am also unable to directly open PDF files within the office application but I cant see why I would want to, as I dont edit PDF files apart from the usual tools such as Watermarking etc. which I can use with other software. Im still able to output directly to pdf though, so im not at a disadvantage.

So i fairness, the free version I am using is ad supported, which I can live with, they are not intrusive, and dont interfere with my workflow. I was able to disable the pane in (dare I say this here?) Microsoft Office 2003, which I used to use at work, but with the ads being present I am unable to do this. We all have our crosses to bear and I would rather live with a couple of ads than fork out money for MS Office.

I hope I have been able to clear up any confusion, I agree Christoph KSO09 is not currently (and may never be) freeware. KSO07 is freeware that is ad supported, as I have hopefully pointed out with this post.

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Thanx for the feedback and clearing the confusion; the idea of exchanging information is our bedrock.
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Old 23. Jun 2009, 12:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry, obviously I didn't pay enough attention But why use adware, if you can get true freeware, and more: "Free Software"? I am definitely not going to recommend or even review adware.

The competition is stiff with the people from Redmont on the one (commercial) side setting high standards, and the open source community on the other following suite.

I keep getting recommendations for office suites other then the OpenOffice flavours or the so called Gnome Office (really a bundle of several independent apps) but they all fall so far in one or more of the following categories
  • I cannot install them on either of my machines
  • They are unstable and start or do not start, stay alive or die gracefully, freeze or don't
  • they're not worth bothering
  • They completely clutter my system (Arghhh!!!)
(I use a common configuration with Win XP Pro SP3, nothing special or fancy)

So while I would sure love to offer a wider choice of free office suites, it is

OpenOffice
http://www.openoffice.org/

OxygenOffice Professional
http://ooo42.org/oxygenoffice.html

Gnome Office
http://live.gnome.org/GnomeOffice

I recommend. Currently I'm testing another flavour of O3, but it is rather unstable and unreliable, so I'm not yet going to mention or recommend it. As a matter of principle I do not want to write a negative review, so those that didn't convince me, will simply not be mentioned.
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