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Kingsoft Office - Microsoft Office alternative (?)
« on: July 19, 2013, 10:18:51 am »
Has anyone tried using Kingsoft Office yet ? .. if so, how is its Microsoft Office compatibility ?

http://www.noobslab.com/2013/05/microsoft-office-alternative-kingsoft.html

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Re: Kingsoft Office - Microsoft Office alternative (?)
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 02:07:41 pm »
Only on Andriod. Compatability seems fine.
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Re: Kingsoft Office - Microsoft Office alternative (?)
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 03:36:46 pm »
i agree with toonman with android works well
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Re: Kingsoft Office - Microsoft Office alternative (?)
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 05:21:39 pm »
Well, just downloaded the beta version and I find it messy and confusing. It seems they have taken a note out of Unity's book and created an interface that even it's mother wouldn't love.

It's nothing like the Andriod version.  Back to Libre office for me.
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Re: Kingsoft Office - Microsoft Office alternative (?)
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2013, 05:54:54 pm »
Thanks for the feedback .. still haven't got round to trying it myself yet :)
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Re: Kingsoft Office - Microsoft Office alternative (?)
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2013, 04:12:17 pm »
Also Libre Office 4.1 is out with improved Microsoft Office compatibility.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/07/libreoffice-4-1-released
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Re: Kingsoft Office - Microsoft Office alternative (?)
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2013, 04:54:55 pm »
How odd .. I was just reading about the release of Apache OpenOffice 4.0 .. which also has the new sidebar, and improved Microsoft Office compatibility:
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+4.0+Release+Notes

Seems they may be converging as much as diverging  :o

{EDIT]

Actually I can find no mention of a "sidebar" on the LO website (or in the application itself) .. so I'm wondering if the author of that OMG Ubnutu article is getting them confused.

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OK, I've found it:- Tools>Options>Advanced>Enable experimental sidebar
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/07/libreoffice-4-1-is-released-borrows-new-sidebar-from-openoffice/

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