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WPS Office VS LibreOffice | Which One is the Best?

July 31, 2023 6.6K views

WPS Office and LibreOffice, both can be used for basic documents management for free. But for advanced editing, LibreOffice does not include the updated features like OCR, PDF editor, teamwork app and ready made templates. For this you need to purchase 3 dollars pro subscription of EPS Office. For your awareness, this blog has discussed every single feature of each suite.

Advantages of WPS Office


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  1. Ribbon User Interface

    WPS is the only Linux office suite which offers a Ribbon-like interface for better ease of use. However, you can keep using a classic drop-down menu style UI.

  2. Free Basic Version

    WPS comes in three versions: Free basic, Standard ($49.95) and Professional business ($69.95).

  3. Cross-platform availability for desktop and mobile

    Available for all OS Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS and Android.

  4. PDF viewer and editor

    Supports to view, annotate and edit PDF files.

  5. Multilingual Support

    WPS Office Supports more than 40 languages.

  6. Cloud Integrated Backups

    The WPS office will automatically save your document progress in cloud storage, over the time to prevent data loss.

  7. Encryption and Support

    It allows you to encrypt and password-lock your files.

  8. Superseded Microsoft

    Continuously supporting the linux version & open source version, WPS is leaving Microsoft behind because of their greed and instability with updates etc.

  9. Read Documents Side by Side with Multi-tabs

    Splitting the window and opening docs in multiple tabs allows you to view different parts of the same document and open two documents for comparison.

  10. Intact-sharing of Documents

    Text modifications can be verified, not mixed with the text which LibreOffice doesn't have.

  11. Convert PDF Documents to Editable Formats

    Converts PDFs to Word, PPT, Image and Excel and vice versa.

Drawbacks of WPS Office

  1. No equation editing symbols.

  2. Ads in free version.

  3. Slow when launched for the first time in a day.

  4. Installation could be a hassle.

  5. Poor ODF support.

Advantages of LibreOffice


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  1. Free Open source License

    LibreOffice is available for free with its license under LGPL v3 with new contributions dual-licensed under MPL.

  2. Cross-platform Availability

    All major operating systems are supported, including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, but not mobile OS like iOS and Android OS.

  3. Multilingual Support

    It supports more than 110 languages.

  4. Supports Font embedding

    Font embedding ensures that the document will display correctly even if the target device has that specific font installed.

  5. Portable Office Suite

    LibreOffice offers a version of the office suite that does not require any heavy installation. It can be kept on a thumb stick so that you have an office suite on whatever machine you choose to use.

  6. Doc Encryption support

    LibreOffice allows encrypting and password-locking your documents.

  7. High compatibility with MS formats

    Can be used in corporations for doc processing.

  8. Presentations with 3D models

    Support 3D presentations models in gITF format.

  9. Lots of useful extensions

    It has many extensions that can add additional features to this office suite.

Drawbacks of LibreOffice

  1. Collaboration function needs improvement

  2. No compressor or converters like WPS PDF

  3. Useless ribbon

  4. Not a decent video editing facility for slides

  5. Does not supports non-English language spell check

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