Microsoft Office 2003 vs Kingsoft Office Free 2013

If you are still using Office 2003 from Microsoft, but do not want to learn the ribbon interface of Office 2007 and above, here is an Office suite whose features resemble Office 2007, but offers both Office 2003 style interface well as Office 2007 style.

The office suite we are talking about is Kingsoft Office. Besides the interface advantages, Kingsoft Office has various other features like the support of Office 2007 OpenXML document formats, free PDF converter and more >> Download Kingsoft Free Office.

Microsoft Office 2003 vs Kingsoft Free Office - Components

The components in Kingsoft Office 2013 include word processor, spreadsheet and presentation programs.

General Info Microsoft Office 2003 Standard edition Kingsoft Free Office
License Proprietary Free
Word Processor Yes Yes
Spreadsheet Software Yes Yes
Outlook Yes No
Presentation Software Yes Yes

Microsoft Office 2003 vs Kingsoft Free Office - OS support

Microsoft Office 2003 is not compatible with Windows 8, while Kingsoft Office has full compatibility with Windows 8, Windows 7 and etc.

OS Microsoft Office 2003 Kingsoft Free Office
Windows 8 No Yes
Windows 7 Yes Yes
Windows Vista Yes Yes
Windows XP Yes Yes

Microsoft Office 2003 vs Kingsoft Free Office - file format support

Microsoft Office 2003 does not support Office 2007 OpenXML formats, you will need to install compatibility tools in order to open and save files such as *.docx in Office 2003. While in Kingsoft free Office 2013, you can open and edit all Microsoft Office files including *.docx, *.doc, *.xlsx, *.xls, *.pptx and *.ppt, without installing special add-in.

Supported Formats Microsoft Office 2003 Kingsoft Free Office
DOC Yes Yes
DOCX No Yes
DOT Yes Yes
DOTX No Yes
DOCM No Yes
DOTM No Yes
XLS Yes Yes
XLSX No Yes
XLSM No Yes
PPT Yes Yes
PPTX No Import
PDF No Yes
TXT Yes Yes
HTM Yes Yes
RTF Yes Yes

Microsoft Office 2003 vs Kingsoft Free Office - features comparison

Kingsoft Office provides a few unique features, which are designed to make your office work more efficient. These include paragraph layout tool, table adjustment tool, interface switch, PDF converter and etc.

Features Microsoft Office 2003 Kingsoft Free Office
UI Office 2003 interface

office 2003 UI
Classic style interface (similar to MS Office 2003)
2013 style interfaces: Water Blue and Elegant Black
kingsoft office UI
Paragraph Layout No Yes. Learn how to use Paragraph Layout.
Table Adjustment tool No Yes. Learn how to insert table.
PDF converter No Yes. Learn how to convert office to PDF.
Spell check Yes Yes
Tabbed Interface No Yes. Learn how to use tabbed interface in Office.

More feature of Kingsoft Office 2013 can be found here: Office Free 2013

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