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Old 20. Nov 2011, 04:12 AM   #81 (permalink)
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To: deya
You are right, I installed and test Kingsoft Office Suite Free version 8.1.0.3010
downloaded from Kingsoft www page.

But, I found, that older version 8.1.0.2942 dated 24 September is available on
MajorGeeks.com
I will be able to install it and check everything by a couple of days, but i hope,
everything will be OK with this version.

P.S. dated 24 Sept i.e. without described earlier problem with 1 year full funcionality
period.

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Old 05. Dec 2011, 01:18 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Dear,

I am using the latest KS Office 2012 version 8.1.0.3010, and I have no problems in playing with paragraphs, even with the smart adjustment that KS Office 2012 provides.

KS Office has been built with MS Office compatibility in mind, and actually I've tried LibreOffice, OpenOffice and some others, but only KS Office shows the highest compatibility with MS Word files. Especially with complicated word files, the TOC for example, will be messed up even with the newest LibreOffice 3.4.5. But it's fine with KS Office.

If in the future, KS Office supports saving the file in .docx format, that would be perfect.

Yes, I do want to use LibreOffice as an alternative, but since 99% people in my country are using MS Office (legally or illegally), and if they keep sending me the files in MS Office format, I'll have to look for the best compatible software with MS Office anyway.
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http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showp...3&postcount=70

This post shows that a user has been able to get paragraph adjustment with Kingsoft Office Free for version 8.1.0.3010
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Old 11. Sep 2012, 06:14 AM   #84 (permalink)
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Anyone having links to the difference between Free, Standard and Professional versions?
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Old 11. Sep 2012, 08:22 AM   #85 (permalink)
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Anyone having links to the difference between Free, Standard and Professional versions?
Try this:

http://www.kingsoftstore.com/windows...ice-difference
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Old 11. Sep 2012, 02:46 PM   #86 (permalink)
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Thanks MC. I think Kingsoft 2012 wins hands down for the Best Free Office Suite and is on par with LibreOffice or even better. It's good to see great alternatives to the bloated and commercial Microsoft Office. Although I would like to see Kingsoft to improve the memory consumption and startup times, still it's way better than LibreOffice in this office but lags behind Softmaker. Here's a very good article at MakeUseOf where the editor has given the top choice for Kingsoft and LibreOffice for fully featured office suite

9 Of The Best Free & Low-Cost Alternatives To Microsoft Office
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Old 12. Sep 2012, 05:59 AM   #87 (permalink)
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Can not understand why anyone would go with Kingsoft when alternatives like OpenOffice or LibreOffice exist. My light weight option is AbiWord for less demanding tasks.
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Abiword is only a word processor not a "suite". LibreOffice is kinda bloated, the installer weights close to 200MB and is heavy on resources and slow to startup. Kingsoft is a great alternative because it comes at around 36MB download, is quite light on resources, has an interface very similar to Microsoft Word and is feature rich. More info is provided in the above link in my previous post.
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I'm not going to dispute your assertion, however if you are worried about resources then I understand your point.
Most computers less than 5 years of age with 1 or 2 GB of ram can easily deal with LibreOffice, that is if your not trying to play a high end game at the same time. I like LibreOffice for its ability to handle PDFs which is quickly becoming a standard format for business and legal tasks.
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There is no denial that LibreOffice offers more programs and can be "extended". But I've seen Kingsoft to be highly and more compatible with Microsoft Office and saved files are smaller than Word. Kingsoft offers a built in a PDF converter just like LibreOffice and latest versions of MS Office can also open Kingsoft files. Also Kingsoft Office supports tabbed browsing of files which I think is a great feature.

Smaller installer, less space on disk, fair memory usage while providing almost all features I need, that was just sufficient for me. SoftMaker was quite good but wasn't enough for my tasks and doesn't provide features as good as Kingsoft. Some people like me just doesn't like the bloat and have no use for it, the same reason why I switched from iTunes to MusicBee. People are bound to choose softwares that works best for them, each to his own.

Btw, I also use LibreOffice to be fair, but that's only on Linux.
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