WPS Office 2019 For Linux Released with Improved HiDPI Support

April 3, 2019 — Leave a comment

WPS office for Linux 2019 was released with numerous new features and performance improvements. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04.

WPS Office is developed by Zhuhai-based Chinese software developer Kingsoft. The office suite is made up of WPS Writer, WPS Presentation, and WPS Spreadsheet. The latest 2019 release features:

  • New skin style, icons, control points, Supports high resolution screen and custom appearance.
  • New pages, integration of recently opened documents, local templates, document templates, online templates, etc.
  • Document area supports preview effect when setting font size.
  • New built-in browser.
  • Support Home Page, Collection Document Search, Common Location, Cloud Documents, etc.
  • Support personal center, displaying account details and modifying account information.
  • Support for inserting SVG format pictures.
  • Support insertion of QR Code and bar code.
  • Support multi-window, multi-label free splitting and combination, and free management of labels.
  • Support setting areas for dates/times in charts.
  • Support Uygur typesetting.
  • Optimize skin and appearance settings to support custom appearance.
  • And many other new features and bug-fixes.

Download / Install WPS 2019 in Ubuntu:

Go to official WPS Linux download page, scroll down and select download amd64.deb for 64-bit OS, or i386.deb for 32-bit OS.

Downlowd WPS (.deb)

Then open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and install the package via command:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/wps-office*.deb

Uninstall:

To remove the office suite, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove wps-office

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