Why Switch to Microsoft Office Alternative

Have you considered switching your Microsoft Office to free alternatives? Maybe you have searched for replacement for Microsoft Office, but there are barriers that keep you away from totally abandoning MS Office.

According to a survey conducted by Forrester on IT decidion-makers, Microsoft Office has more features than most staff need and is expensive to license. Forrester asked 150 IT decision-makers with influence over productivity tool kits about their experiences with alternative productivity suites. They ranked concerns like Microsoft Office interoperability and user acceptance at the top, but other factors also threaten the main value propositions of alternatives: simplicity and cost savings.

Great free alternative office suites, like Kingsoft Office, offers quite simple interface and feature.

Microsoft Office Alternative Suite feature - simplicity

Simplicity is the key feature of Kingsoft Office. It has three interface styles, which offers you classic view resembling Microsoft Office 2003 and 2013 style interfaces. The three components of Writer, Spreadsheets and Presentation has similar features to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


Figure 1 2013 Style Interface of Kingsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Office Alternative Suite feature - interoperability

Input file formats: Word (97/2000/2003/2007/2010) .doc, .dot, .docx, .dotx, .docm, .dotm; .rtf, .txt, .xml, Kingsoft .wps and .wpt formats
Output file formats: Word (97/2000/2003/2007/2010) .doc, .dot, .docx, .dotx, .docm, .dotm; .rtf, .txt, Kingsoft .wps and .wpt formats

Input file formats: Excel (97/2000/2003/2007/2010) .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlt, .csv, .xml, .et and .ett 
Output file formats: Excel (97/2000/2003/2007/2010) .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlt, .csv, .et, .ett and more.

Input file formats: PowerPoint (97/2000/2003/2007/2010) .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .pot, .dps and .dpt formats
Output file formats: PowerPoint (97/2000/2003) .ppt, .pps, .pot, .dps and .dpt format.

Microsoft Office Alternative Suite feature - lightweight

As Microsoft Office alternative suite, it is important to have a faster processing speed. Kingsoft Office has a installer pack of only 45MB, and requires only one tenth of the system space needed by MS Office.

Cost saving is also an important fact to consider. Kingsoft Office has totally free versions which can be used for all non-commercial purpose. Ready to switch?

Download: Kingsoft Office Free 2013