How to install WPS Office in Solus

WPS Office is unarguably the best looking and feature-rich Office suite for Linux. Its free version includes Writer, Presentation, and Spreadsheets. It comes with a ribbon user interface and can edit & save in corresponding Microsoft Office suite formats.

If you are a Solus OS user, you will not find the binary download package in the WPS Office official website. But don’t worry, Solus team has packaged the binary and can be easily installed.

Install WPS Office in Solus

You can install WPS Office by the command-line method and GUI method. I prefer the command-line method as of now due to buggy Software Center interface. It is known to become non-responsive at times, and also you never know what’s going on in the background.

Command-Line method:

Step 1: Launch Terminal.

Step 2: Copy and paste the following command line into the terminal and hit enter. For pasting in the Terminal you need to right-click and select ‘paste’. Ctrl + V won’t work in the ‘Terminal’.

sudo eopkg bi --ignore-safety https://raw.githubusercontent.com/solus-project/3rd-party/master/office/wps-office/pspec.xml

Step 3: Install the WPS Office.

sudo eopkg it wps-office*.eopkg

Step 4: After installation is complete, log off and log in again.

Step 5: Check if WPS Writer, WPS Presentation, and WPS Spreadsheet are installed. If not, try the same steps again.

Step 6: After a successful installation, you can clean up the installer which is no longer needed.

sudo rm wps-office*.eopkg

GUI way:

Step 1: Launch ‘Software Center’.

Step 2: Click ‘Third-party Software’ tab.

Install WPS Office Suite in Solus
Install WPS Office Suite in Solus

Step 3: Look for WPS Office and then click ‘Install’.

Uninstall WPS Office from Solus

To uninstall WPS Office suite from Solus, launch ‘Terminal’ and run this command:

sudo eopkg remove wps-office
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6 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks a lot! I have just installed Solus and I was glad to see WPS in the software center but it takes longer than i think it should. Will try the terminal after a couple of minutes, I hope it works this time since I had problems with it on other distros.

  2. “For pasting in the Terminal you need to right-click and select ‘paste’. Ctrl + V won’t work in ‘Terminal’ of Solus.”

    Thats not a “Solus Terminal” problem. Thats a standard. In Linux you paste things in Terminal with CTRL + SHIFT + V

  3. Is it no longer in the software center? My list ends with “webstorm”.

    It is possible to install with terminal, great. Not the actual version, but i think, this work will be done shortly.
    My question is: With Manjaro i can install mui-packages for extended language support (in my case wps-office-mui-de-de in aur). Furthermore dictionary extensions.

    Is there a way to receive this, to? Formerly it was possible directly in WPS, but they offer only chinese and US.

    Thanks a lot!
    Marco

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