The free office suite “WPS Office Free” which was earlier known as Kingsoft Office Free is one of the best free alternatives available for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It is not open source like LibreOffice but readily available for Linux systems. Here we learn the commands or steps to install WPS Office on Debian 11 Bullseye.
The WPS office package supports and opens all documents saved in Microsoft file types such as DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, and PPTX. Functionally, the three modules offer a professional range of services: from the spell checker, thesaurus and mail merge function via formula editor, WordArt function, and target value search for tables to saving presentations as MPEG videos. The creation of PDFs is also possible with “WPS Office Free”.
Furthermore, you can access documents via tabs like in a browser and switch fluently between texts and tables.
How To Install WPS Office on Debian 11 |10
As this free office suite is available for Linux systems, the given steps will be the same for other Debian versions including the Linux distros based on it such as Ubuntu.
1. Open Browser
Open your web browser such as Firefox and visit the WPS Linux download page, here is the link.
2. Download WPS Office Free for Debian 11 Linux
Click on the Download button and then select the package Debian 64-bit. The Debian binary of WPS will be saved on your system.
3. Install WPS Office on Debian 10| 11 Linux
Now, whatever we download from the browser generally goes to the system’s Downloads folder. Hence, let’s install it using the APT package manager.
Switch to Downloads
check the file is there
if yes, then run the given command:
sudo apt install ./wps-office_*_amd64.deb
4. Run this Free Office
Go to Application launcher search for WPS office and as its icon appears, click to run the same. Check the box to comply with their terms. Soon you will have the beautiful interface of this free office suite on your Debian 11 Bullseye or Debian 10 Buster.