Kingsoft Office Free 2013 vs Microsoft Office Starter

Microsoft Office Starter

Microsoft Office Starter is a cut-down version of Microsoft Office, which just includes Word Starter and Excel Starter only, reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. Microsoft Office Stater does not contain PowerPoint, OneNote, or Outlook. But it is fully free so that you can use it free of charge and without a product key. Well, there are also other free office programs like free Kingsoft Office Suite 2013. Office Starter are reduced functionality versions of the full versions of Microsoft Word and Excel. Word Starter and Excel Starter include features for basic authoring and editing, but lack more powerful features like the ability to track comments and changes in your documents; password protect your documents; create tables of contents, footnotes, citations or bibliographies; perform advanced data analysis such as with pivot tables and more.

Kingsoft Office Free 2013 alternative to Office Starter

Kingsoft Office Free 2013 is also a free office software like Microsoft Office Starter but it supports more functions than Office Starter. Office 2013 consists of three components, they are: Writer, Spreadsheets and Presentation. Kingsoft Office is smaller and faster than Microsoft Office. The latest version, Office Free 2013 allows you to save files as DOCX, XLSX formats, export PDF files and more.

Unlike Office Starter, Kingsoft Writer supports more powerful features like tracking comments and changes in your documents; password protect your documents; create tables of contents, footnotes, citations or bibliographies, Spreadsheets can offer pivot tables and lots of formulas.

Comparison between Free Kingsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office Starter

  Kingsoft Office Free 2013 Microsoft Office Starter
Components Writer, Spreadsheets
Presentation
Word, Excel
Price Free Free
  Kingsoft Writer Microsoft Word Starter
Basic Text Editing Yes Yes
Header and Footer Yes Yes
Check spelling Yes Yes
Word Count Yes  Yes
Bookmark Yes  No
Cross reference Yes  No
Table of contents Yes No
Captions Yes  No
Equation Yes  No
Footnotes and endnotes Yes  No
Comments Yes  No
Multiple tabs Yes  No
Paragraph 
adjustment tool
Yes  No
Password protect your documents Yes No
Convert to PDF Yes No
  Kingsoft Spreadsheets Microsoft Excel Starter
Basic features Yes  Yes
Objects Yes  No
Pivot tables Yes  No
Multiple tabs Yes  No
Convert to PDF Yes  No
Password protect your documents Yes  No
  Kingsoft Presentation  
Basic features Yes  No
Animation Effects Yes  No
Sound Effects Yes  No
Multiple tabs Yes  No
Convert to PDF Yes  No
Password protect your documents Yes  No