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Old 21. May 2016, 12:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Wonder why?
Some kind of free publicity stunt?
With most Linux apps being open source they would hardly be able to sell a premium version anyway. Nor are they likely to be swayed by the numbers of solo Linux users. What they did consider no doubt is the number of Windows/Linux dual booted machines and the opportunity to promote themselves this way, especially because they also produce data recovery software.
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Old 21. May 2016, 07:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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They hope you get so used to the premium features that you have to buy the Premium Version
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Old 22. May 2016, 01:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Did i miss an option for synonyms or thesaurus on right-click of selected text?
LibreOffice has it, that's for sure.


Btw, one minor issue with ChaletOS.
Some themes blank out the text from recent documents in WPS.
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what means sponsored access? anything limitation on printing?
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what means sponsored access? anything limitation on printing?
I think they mean that you'll be seeing sponsored ads while printing. But since my 30-day trial has to finish to revert to free version, we'll have to wait and see what happens.

To the rest, I don't think there's a paid version for Linux, so all features might be enabled for it? But it's still in alpha on Linux right?
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Old 19. Jun 2016, 06:42 PM   #16 (permalink)
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After 30 days of usage here's what I found.

I was still able to save in .docx, .xlsx and .pptx formats even though it was shown as a limited feature. So I'm happy about that.



For functions like Export to PDF, a pop-up will appear asking you to watch an advertisement to unlock the feature. But I really liked the way the ad was implemented, because it's non-obtrusive and extremely short in length.



On choosing the temporary unblock feature, it shows you this pop-up ad that appears for 3 sec before you can unlock the feature for 30 minutes.



You can still use the feature after you have blocked WPS Office with a firewall, but you can unlock for only 5 seconds in that case.



Final note: Am glad with the new development of WPS Office and am finally bidding adios to Kingsoft Office.
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Sorry but I just cannot think why I would want to endure all of this when LibreOffice has none of it.
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Sorry but I just cannot think why I would want to endure all of this when LibreOffice has none of it.
It's much more convenient to just install a PDF printer driver of which there are numerous free ones.

Kingsoft Office 2013 (9.1.0.4550) had none of this export to PDF 'sponsored access'. It had full support for .docx & .xlsx. But, while it supported opening & editing .pptx, it did not offer saving to .pptx.
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Old 16. Sep 2016, 12:32 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I have had the Windows 2014 Beta 3 version of WPS Office for some time and have been using it on and off without issues. This morning I was surprised to see a notification appear saying that I had the most up to date version and when I looked it had updated itself to WPS Office 2016.

I ran Privazer yesterday to clean my computer before defragmenting, I don't know if that deleted something that affected the settings, but it has never happened before. Bit odd.
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It's also set itself as the default programme for .docx .xlsx and .pptx AND .pdf files!
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