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George.J 12. May 2016 01:26 PM

WPS Office 2016
The latest version seems interesting. From the release notes here:

WPS Office has updated to version on 05-May-2016 and has unlocked the following restrictions:


- Save as Microsoft Office 2007-2010 File Format (docx, pptx, xlsx etc.)
- REMOVED Watermark. Sponsored Access on Printing and Print to PDF.
- Sponsored Access on: Track Changes, Mail Merge, Form Field Locking, Export to Compressed File/Folder and Share Workbooks.
It's a good thing that it now offers save in 2007-2010 file formats and also removing watermarks for printing.

Also about sponsored access, can someone who's using it tell me how it works. I won't be downloading this at-least till the end of next week, because am travelling.

a) Does it show an ad inside the program or through the web browser while printing? b) Does this happen for every print job, or only once during a system restart?
c) Most importantly is it possible to use a firewall to restrict WPS Office to connect to the internet (hence blocking ads) and still use the features like printing, share workbooks and track changes?

George.J 13. May 2016 07:31 AM

Anyone tried this out yet? I'd love some response for my queries in the above post.... :)

danielson 21. May 2016 01:54 AM

George.J, come in George.J...

Just installed it on ChaletOS and it is just working fine and dandy!
No watermarks!

MidnightCowboy 21. May 2016 05:38 AM

I too installed WPS Office in Chalet OS and got an immediate error regarding fonts/symbols.

The "Solution" link opens a page in Chinese. Using Google Translate, the link on that page refers to a non existent destination. :rolleyes:

How this might impact on my use of the program I'm not yet sure, but I have turned off the error message. :)

danielson 21. May 2016 09:42 AM

Didn't report that since i figured it was Chinese font related to a Chinese based program.
Your figures are quite exact MC! :)

MidnightCowboy 21. May 2016 10:03 AM


Originally Posted by danielson (Post 117728)
Didn't report that since i figured it was Chinese font related to a Chinese based program.

I figured this too but then either the message should not appear for English language installs or it should contain better information such as installing the Chinese language pack via language support.

George.J 21. May 2016 10:21 AM

Like Sandboxie, WPS Office by default installs the Premium version for 30days and then switches to the Free version.

So we might have to wait for 30 days to see how it goes.

danielson 21. May 2016 11:18 AM

@George.J - don't see that "premium" bit anywhere on ChaletOS.

@good point MC!

MidnightCowboy 21. May 2016 12:07 PM


Originally Posted by danielson (Post 117732)
@George.J - don't see that "premium" bit anywhere on ChaletOS.

I believe the premium versions only apply to Windows, not Linux.

danielson 21. May 2016 12:34 PM

Wonder why?
Some kind of free publicity stunt?

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