Install Microsoft Office-like WPS Office via Snap in Ubuntu 18.04

Last updated: February 12, 2019

Alternative to the default LibreOffice, WPS office is an office suite with user interface similar to Microsoft Office, and supports Microsoft document formats.

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.

Though there’s official Ubuntu packages available in the WPS download page, the snap (containerized software package) make it easier to install WPS in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

Simply open Ubuntu Software, search for WPS and you’ll see 3 packages available.

All the 3 snap packages are the latest ( at the moment) and maintained by community. Choose install one you preferred.

Once installed, launch it from application menu and enjoy!

In addition, for Ubuntu 16.04 who want to install WPS snap package, run command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo apt install snapd && sudo snap install wps-office


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3 responses to Install Microsoft Office-like WPS Office via Snap in Ubuntu 18.04

  1. Orlando Utrera July 16, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    hello, when I install it wps office via snap does not work reading files on external media, use the following command:

    sudo snap connect wps-office-multilang: removable-media

    and nothing :(

    • Try install the snap via classic mode, remove it first via command sudo snap install wps-office:

      sudo snap install wps-office --classic

  2. Hi Ji, how to install the premium version of WPS Office in Ubuntu 18.04?
    I would like to purchase this so I can use it to convert a large PDF doc to Word.
    Thank you.