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Resources => User Submitted Tutorials => Topic started by: PCNetSpec on November 15, 2016, 11:46:31 am

Title: How to install WPS Office
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 15, 2016, 11:46:31 am
WPS Office is a great alternative to LibreOffice for working with Microsoft Office documents (.doc .docx / .xls .xlsx / .ppt .pptx)

Okay, let's get on with the install...

Go here:
http://wps-community.org/downloads
and depending on whether you're using 64bit Peppermint or 32bit Peppermint download the latest version that ends with either

amd64.deb for 64bit Peppermint
or
i386.deb for 32bit Peppermint

Once downloaded, simply double click on the .deb you just downloaded and select "Install"

You'll then find 3 new items in your menu under the "Office" category.
WPS Presentation
WPS Spreadsheets
WPS Writer


But if you open these now you'll get a warning:-

Some formula symbols might not be displayed correctly due to  missing fonts Wingdings 2, Windings 3, MT Extra.

So to install the missing symbol fonts, open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/fonts/wps-officethen:
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cd /usr/share/fonts/wps-officethen (to download the missing symbol fonts from the Peppermint server):
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sudo wget https://peppermintos.info/misc/wps_symbol_fonts.zipthen:
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sudo unzip wps_symbol_fonts.zipthen:
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sudo fc-cache -vf
WPS applications should now open without the warning.
Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: alynur on March 17, 2019, 12:04:19 pm
Hi PCNetSpec, is this still valid?
Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 18, 2019, 09:58:18 am
No .. the dropbox link is now dead.

I could probably put the file somewhere else, but to test the install I'd need to get the latest version of the WPS office .deb, which I can't currently get because
http://wps-community.org/downloads
appears to be offline at the moment.
(500 - Internal Server Error - The server at wps-community.org is taking too long to respond)
Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: VinDSL on March 18, 2019, 12:47:59 pm
AFAIK, WPS Office for Linux has been 'on hold' for over a year.

I'm alternately using Office 365 (online), MS Office (dual-boot), and LibreOffice 6.1 (local install), depending on the machine that I'm on,

Personally, I highly doubt that WPS Office for Linux is coming back, anytime soon.  :(
Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 18, 2019, 01:18:07 pm
It's still listed on their front page .. but the link is broken.

I **think** I have an old .deb for it somewhere if it'd help alynur ?
(do ya want me to look ?)
Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 18, 2019, 04:00:34 pm
Okay it seems the site is still there, it just takes an inordinate amount of time to load (so times out in most web browsers) .. once it does load you can see these download links for what's currently the latest version (dated 2019-03-09), which work:-

wps-office_10.1.0.6758_i386.deb (http://kdl.cc.ksosoft.com/wps-community/download/6758/wps-office_10.1.0.6758_i386.deb)
SHA1SUM: a33b6a9b786b168918eb82b88bcce597512f6b7e

wps-office_10.1.0.6758_amd64.deb (http://kdl.cc.ksosoft.com/wps-community/download/6758/wps-office_10.1.0.6758_amd64.deb)
SHA1SUM: 1d537341964b1e9700afb4718dc94dabd87a3bd6



@alynur

I'll test these tomorrow, and post instructions if you still need those additional fonts (or anything else).
Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: VinDSL on March 18, 2019, 04:24:46 pm
Nice find, Chief!

I downloaded them, just in case.  ;)





Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: VinDSL on March 18, 2019, 05:00:06 pm
I installed the 32-bit ver on this Dell Dimension 3000 doorstop. Works fine.


(http://vindsl.com/images/Screenshot_2019-03-18_17:12:09.png)


When I was surfing their website, I ran across a Snap:

http://kdl.cc.ksosoft.com/wps-community/download/6758/wps-office_10.1.0.6758_amd64.snap

Need to be on a 64-bit machine, to test that ver, though...  ;D

Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 18, 2019, 05:52:57 pm
Did it not moan about missing fonts on first run ?

BTW, who the heck wants a snap if there's a deb :)
(or even if there isn't ;))
Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: VinDSL on March 18, 2019, 05:56:39 pm
Found the additional WPS fonts over here: https://www.mediafire.com/file/r1z4jb5dini6891/wps_symbol_fonts.zip

Be careful what you click on. There are lots of landmines on that site (if you aren't running an ad blocker)  :)

I placed the unzipped WPS font files into: '/home/.fonts' and restarted. Bingo!



Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: VinDSL on March 18, 2019, 05:59:16 pm
BTW, who the heck wants a snap if there's a deb :)
(or even if there isn't ;))

Knew you'd appreciate that  :D

First thing I do, on a fresh install, is purge Snap and Flatpak... LoL
Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 18, 2019, 06:08:41 pm
If they're required I'll host em somewhere and post instructions tomorrow :)
(so there'll be no need to visit that site)

TVM Mr Dizzle :)
Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: VinDSL on March 18, 2019, 07:24:15 pm
Thank YOU, Chief.

I've always been a Kingsoft/WPS Office fanboi, but had given up looking for it  ;)





Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: alynur on March 18, 2019, 07:24:39 pm
I downloaded and installed from the link you shared PCNetSpec, when I open the writer i do get the missing fonts message. I was trying to remember why I was interested, oh yea, my nephews are always complaining about Editing windoz docs on my computer. I'll wait til you subscribe the cure.
Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 19, 2019, 01:52:26 am
Okay, I've now copied the missing fonts archive (wps_symbol_fonts.zip) from my dropbox to the Peppermint server.

so to install the missing symbol fonts, open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:-

Create a directory for the fonts
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sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/fonts/wps-officethen make that directory the current directory:
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cd /usr/share/fonts/wps-officethen download the missing symbol fonts from the Peppermint server into that directory:
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sudo wget https://peppermintos.info/misc/wps_symbol_fonts.zipthen unpack the archive:
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sudo unzip wps_symbol_fonts.zipthen refresh the font cache:
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sudo fc-cache -vf
WPS applications should now open without the warning.



I've also changed the wget command in the first posting in this topic.
Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: alynur on March 20, 2019, 12:25:28 pm
Thanks PCNetSpec...or Chief, it's all good now. :)
Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 20, 2019, 02:33:05 pm
You're most welcome alynur .. and "Oh tremendous one" will do just fine when addressing me :))
Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: alynur on March 21, 2019, 12:02:52 pm
Oky doky daddy-o.  :D
Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: jozefmw on March 23, 2019, 01:30:31 pm
I did install the fonts using the commands above. However, I still miss the Windows Fonts like Arial and Comic Sans MS which I still use on another laptop with WPS. These two are my favourite fonts . Is there a way to get these fonts installed?
Title: Re: How to install WPS Office
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 23, 2019, 01:34:24 pm
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installershould do the trick.

You'll then need to close any WPS Office app and reopen it before the new fonts show up.