WPS Office 2019



  • Ok so I'm not on the hunt to replace Office 2019.
    I stumbled across https://blog.wps.com/kingsoft-launches-wps-office-2019/.

    Has anyone used this for Linux before?
    How does it compare in terms of functionality and features?

    Thank you



  • This is the native office application in Deepin, so we see it fairly often. It seems pretty decent, but we normally remove it and replace with LibreOffice because we are an ODT native format company. But WPS, along with OnlyOffice, seem like really solid options.



  • @scottalanmiller said in WPS Office 2019:

    This is the native office application in Deepin, so we see it fairly often. It seems pretty decent, but we normally remove it and replace with LibreOffice because we are an ODT native format company. But WPS, along with OnlyOffice, seem like really solid options.

    ODT? OnlyOffice?
    I have some Binging to do. No...no Googling still sounds better. I'll have to Bing that! ok, ok that's better. Lol



  • @kamidon said in WPS Office 2019:

    @scottalanmiller said in WPS Office 2019:

    This is the native office application in Deepin, so we see it fairly often. It seems pretty decent, but we normally remove it and replace with LibreOffice because we are an ODT native format company. But WPS, along with OnlyOffice, seem like really solid options.

    ODT? OnlyOffice?
    I have some Binging to do. No...no Googling still sounds better. I'll have to Bing that! ok, ok that's better. Lol

    ODT, the short name for the Open Document format as pioneered by OpenOffice / LibreOffice.

    OnlyOffice, who is active here in ML, is more of a direct MS Office competitor. OnlyOffice and LibreOffice are the two that integrate into NextCloud for live, online, shared editing. On Linux, LibreOffice is the strongest ODT tool set. OnlyOffice is probably the strongest MS Office files editor. And WPS is the up and comer, but looking pretty good, but is not open source. The old K Office suite still exists, to some degree, as Calligra and is ODT native and okay.

    Those four make up the Linux office suite landscape.

    https://www.onlyoffice.com/



  • @scottalanmiller said in WPS Office 2019:

    @kamidon said in WPS Office 2019:

    @scottalanmiller said in WPS Office 2019:

    This is the native office application in Deepin, so we see it fairly often. It seems pretty decent, but we normally remove it and replace with LibreOffice because we are an ODT native format company. But WPS, along with OnlyOffice, seem like really solid options.

    ODT? OnlyOffice?
    I have some Binging to do. No...no Googling still sounds better. I'll have to Bing that! ok, ok that's better. Lol

    ODT, the short name for the Open Document format as pioneered by OpenOffice / LibreOffice.

    OnlyOffice, who is active here in ML, is more of a direct MS Office competitor. OnlyOffice and LibreOffice are the two that integrate into NextCloud for live, online, shared editing. On Linux, LibreOffice is the strongest ODT tool set. OnlyOffice is probably the strongest MS Office files editor. And WPS is the up and comer, but looking pretty good, but is not open source. The old K Office suite still exists, to some degree, as Calligra and is ODT native and okay.

    Those four make up the Linux office suite landscape.

    https://www.onlyoffice.com/

    Wow! Thank you for the explanation, extremely helpful



  • @kamidon you shouldn't be Binging anything.... ewww.



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  • @RojoLoco I've divorced Google completely. OH except my Pixel XL 2, but that's a money issue.



  • @kamidon DuckDuckGo is your friend.



  • @RojoLoco Yeah I was using that for a while, actually I have the plugin active on this very machine now (disabled for this site, as is uBlock Origin).
    But I actually find Bing to work very well lol. HOWEVER, there was a situation where I was desperately searching for an answer to a...Web Administration script question I was working on, I turned to Google and actually found an answer. Of course I ended up not using the info from that site, but still lol.



  • @scottalanmiller looks like you did my job here ☺

    That's right ONLYOFFICE uses OOXML (docx, xlsx, pptx) as core formats and is aimed at replacing MS Office. We work with ODF using conversion.



  • @RojoLoco said in WPS Office 2019:

    @kamidon DuckDuckGo is your friend.

    that's what I use



  • @hellonadya said in WPS Office 2019:

    @scottalanmiller looks like you did my job here ☺

    That's right ONLYOFFICE uses OOXML (docx, xlsx, pptx) as core formats and is aimed at replacing MS Office. We work with ODF using conversion.

    I need to give this a try to see if it could provide a drop in replacement for Office 2016... The last time I tried, OpenOffice - I think - it messed with formatting so badly that management said it wasn't worth the headache of fixing all their files to look good in another product.



  • @Dashrender said in WPS Office 2019:

    @hellonadya said in WPS Office 2019:

    @scottalanmiller looks like you did my job here ☺

    That's right ONLYOFFICE uses OOXML (docx, xlsx, pptx) as core formats and is aimed at replacing MS Office. We work with ODF using conversion.

    I need to give this a try to see if it could provide a drop in replacement for Office 2016... The last time I tried, OpenOffice - I think - it messed with formatting so badly that management said it wasn't worth the headache of fixing all their files to look good in another product.

    OpenOffice was a LONG time ago, LibreOffice split off and has been the leader in that space since 2010. That's basically a decade. LibreOffice for many years has been way, way better at formatting MS Office documents. Still not perfect, but nothing like it used to be in the OpenOffice era.

    But being ODT native, using it for MS Office files presents natural challenges. OnlyOffice would be the obvious choice to test out. I'd be very interested to hear how it goes.



  • @scottalanmiller said in WPS Office 2019:

    @Dashrender said in WPS Office 2019:

    @hellonadya said in WPS Office 2019:

    @scottalanmiller looks like you did my job here ☺

    That's right ONLYOFFICE uses OOXML (docx, xlsx, pptx) as core formats and is aimed at replacing MS Office. We work with ODF using conversion.

    I need to give this a try to see if it could provide a drop in replacement for Office 2016... The last time I tried, OpenOffice - I think - it messed with formatting so badly that management said it wasn't worth the headache of fixing all their files to look good in another product.

    OpenOffice was a LONG time ago, LibreOffice split off and has been the leader in that space since 2010. That's basically a decade. LibreOffice for many years has been way, way better at formatting MS Office documents. Still not perfect, but nothing like it used to be in the OpenOffice era.

    But being ODT native, using it for MS Office files presents natural challenges. OnlyOffice would be the obvious choice to test out. I'd be very interested to hear how it goes.

    The last time I used "Libreoffice" was back when OpenOffice was a thing 😛 🙂



  • This is random, but how good is GIMP now?! I mean damn it's awesome nowadays. Love the new interface.



  • @kamidon said in WPS Office 2019:

    This is random, but how good is GIMP now?! I mean damn it's awesome nowadays. Love the new interface.

    It's what I use when I need to do something. I'm no professional, so it more than meets my needs.



  • @dafyre said in WPS Office 2019:

    @kamidon said in WPS Office 2019:

    This is random, but how good is GIMP now?! I mean damn it's awesome nowadays. Love the new interface.

    It's what I use when I need to do something. I'm no professional, so it more than meets my needs.

    Muh Ctrl + T and Ctrl + D tho!



  • @kamidon said in WPS Office 2019:

    This is random, but how good is GIMP now?! I mean damn it's awesome nowadays. Love the new interface.

    Been quite good for a long time. But still hard to use.



  • @kamidon said in WPS Office 2019:

    @scottalanmiller said in WPS Office 2019:

    @Dashrender said in WPS Office 2019:

    @hellonadya said in WPS Office 2019:

    @scottalanmiller looks like you did my job here ☺

    That's right ONLYOFFICE uses OOXML (docx, xlsx, pptx) as core formats and is aimed at replacing MS Office. We work with ODF using conversion.

    I need to give this a try to see if it could provide a drop in replacement for Office 2016... The last time I tried, OpenOffice - I think - it messed with formatting so badly that management said it wasn't worth the headache of fixing all their files to look good in another product.

    OpenOffice was a LONG time ago, LibreOffice split off and has been the leader in that space since 2010. That's basically a decade. LibreOffice for many years has been way, way better at formatting MS Office documents. Still not perfect, but nothing like it used to be in the OpenOffice era.

    But being ODT native, using it for MS Office files presents natural challenges. OnlyOffice would be the obvious choice to test out. I'd be very interested to hear how it goes.

    The last time I used "Libreoffice" was back when OpenOffice was a thing 😛 🙂

    Yeah, it has improved a bit.



  • @kamidon said in WPS Office 2019:

    @scottalanmiller said in WPS Office 2019:

    @Dashrender said in WPS Office 2019:

    @hellonadya said in WPS Office 2019:

    @scottalanmiller looks like you did my job here ☺

    That's right ONLYOFFICE uses OOXML (docx, xlsx, pptx) as core formats and is aimed at replacing MS Office. We work with ODF using conversion.

    I need to give this a try to see if it could provide a drop in replacement for Office 2016... The last time I tried, OpenOffice - I think - it messed with formatting so badly that management said it wasn't worth the headache of fixing all their files to look good in another product.

    OpenOffice was a LONG time ago, LibreOffice split off and has been the leader in that space since 2010. That's basically a decade. LibreOffice for many years has been way, way better at formatting MS Office documents. Still not perfect, but nothing like it used to be in the OpenOffice era.

    But being ODT native, using it for MS Office files presents natural challenges. OnlyOffice would be the obvious choice to test out. I'd be very interested to hear how it goes.

    The last time I used "Libreoffice" was back when OpenOffice was a thing 😛 🙂

    yeah, that was the same as me.



  • @scottalanmiller said in WPS Office 2019:

    @kamidon said in WPS Office 2019:

    This is random, but how good is GIMP now?! I mean damn it's awesome nowadays. Love the new interface.

    Been quite good for a long time. But still hard to use.

    Anything that can do all that stuff is going to be complicated to learn. Photoshop is just as hard to learn.



  • I used to set up WPS for clients who were used to the ribbon interface because LibreOffice didn't have one. I haven't used it for a long time but it seemed to work fine.


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