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21 Feb 2013   #11

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

John,

Just offering what I use. I hadn't heard of Kingsoft (after reading some reviews, I'm not alone).

It sounds like a winner, I might look into it, at least I'll bookmark it. Thanks zephychan.

I use oOffice all the time, just not the database or math apps. And I try to trim down my installs to what I currently need - if I find that I could use a feature I left out, I can repair the install.

Haven't found a need for Swahili yet....

Let folks know how Kingsoft works out for you.

EDIT: Did you install the 2012 free suite?


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21 Feb 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x86/32bit Build 7600
 
 

if you're looking for a replacement for word, I'd say Kingsoft Writer is the best out there IMO. thanks to the multiple tab feature on it.

but well yeah, let's see how's it working for you now at least, now we have more choices for office applications.
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21 Feb 2013   #13

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If someone just has the need for a Word type program and not a complete Office program. This program works for me. Their is a Free and Paid for program. Jarte
There many reviews that one can read if so desired.

|MG| Jarte 4.5 Download
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21 Feb 2013   #14

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Yep problem is the Java they both have to have
Only a very few component require Java:

https://www.libreoffice.org/download...m-requirements
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21 Feb 2013   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x86/32bit Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear
If someone just has the need for a Word type program and not a complete Office program. This program works for me. Their is a Free and Paid for program. Jarte
There many reviews that one can read if so desired.
wow, this one seems promising. a very light one, indeed. i'm curious.. going to download it and try it now. thanks.
another alternative.
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21 Feb 2013   #16

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zephychan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear
If someone just has the need for a Word type program and not a complete Office program. This program works for me. Their is a Free and Paid for program. Jarte
There many reviews that one can read if so desired.
wow, this one seems promising. a very light one, indeed. i'm curious.. going to download it and try it now. thanks.
another alternative.
I have no Java on my computers and Jarte works well for me.
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21 Feb 2013   #17

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Well I didn't expect such a response so thanks to everyone.

The Kingsoft so far - and I have only had it on that machine for a short time seems very light and well to be honest so uncomplicated, compared to the Microsoft product.

I am going to try out the Jarte too as I have a ton of space to play with and if it is just a Word based app might be an even better app if one was even more cramped for disk space.

The other plus is that the Kingsoft is compatible with the Microsoft Office. The paid for version which I guess is a lot larger still knocks spots off Microsoft for price as well being slightly over half the price.
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21 Feb 2013   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x86/32bit Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Well I didn't expect such a response so thanks to everyone.

The Kingsoft so far - and I have only had it on that machine for a short time seems very light and well to be honest so uncomplicated, compared to the Microsoft product.

I am going to try out the Jarte too as I have a ton of space to play with and if it is just a Word based app might be an even better app if one was even more cramped for disk space.

The other plus is that the Kingsoft is compatible with the Microsoft Office. The paid for version which I guess is a lot larger still knocks spots off Microsoft for price as well being slightly over half the price.
yes, I would say as much. those are the plus of Kingsoft. glad that my suggestion could enlighten you.
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21 Feb 2013   #19

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Yes and thanks again zephyr it is working out fine. Just a point though is that as this is a stand alone product it will mean one has to keep your own security up to date as Microsoft have specific patches for the Office they put out eh?
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22 Feb 2013   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x86/32bit Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Yes and thanks again zephyr it is working out fine. Just a point though is that as this is a stand alone product it will mean one has to keep your own security up to date as Microsoft have specific patches for the Office they put out eh?
again, I would say as much. but, Kingsoft have been on my laptop since more than a year ago (?), and it doesn't seem to be any kind problem to my old lappie. but it's always the best to keep your system security up to date, isn't it?
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