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Word Processor Comparison: Kingsoft Writer VS OpenOffice Writer

Release Date: 01-30-13

When it comes to word processors, you might first think of MIcrosoft Word. However, there are many alternative word processors available for you to use for free, such as Kingsoft Office Free 2012 word processor and OpenOffice word processor. Both programs are able to open and edit *.doc and *.docx documents created with Microsoft Word.

So what are the differences between the two free word processors? Let's compare the functions in details.

Office Suite Brand openoffice
Version Kingsoft Writer Free 2012 OpenOffice.org Writer 3.4.1
Software License Free Free
Language English, Deutsch, 日本語, 简体中文, 繁體 Various Languages

Formats Supported

Open Formats Kingsoft Writer File (*.wps, *.wpt)
Microsoft Office 97-2003 (*.doc, *.dot)
Microsoft Office 2007-2010 (*.docx)
Rich Text Format (*.rtf)
Text (*.txt)
HTML (*.html, *.htm)
Single Web Page File (*.mht, *.mhtml)
ODF (OpenDocument Format) (*.odt, *.ott)
Microsoft Office 97-2003(*.doc, *.dot)
Microsoft Office 2007-2010 (*.docx)
Rich Text Format (*.rtf)
Text (*.txt)
HTML (*.html, *.htm)
Export Formats Kingsoft Writer File (*.wps, *.wpt)
Microsoft Word 97-2003 (*.doc, *.dot)
Rich Text Format (*.rtf)
Text (*.txt)
HTML (*.html, *.htm)
Single Web Page File (*.mht, *.mhtml)
PDF
ODF (OpenDocument Format) (*.odt, *.ott)
Microsoft Word 97-2003(*.doc, *.dot)
Rich Text Format (*.rtf)
Text (*.txt)
HTML (*.html, *.htm)
PDF

Feature Differences

Interface openoffice alternative free office openoffice alternative free office
Multiple Tabs Built-in multi-tab feature
Send Email
Auto Backup
Encryption
Document Properties
Paragraph Adjustment
Compare Document
Find and Replace
AutoText
Footnote/Endnote
Fields
Print Layout
Web Layout
Outline View
Ruler
Document Map
Header and Footer
Markup
Full screen
Page Numbers
Symbol
Comment
Watermark
Graphics
Envelope
Table adjustment tool
Check spelling
Word Count
Record Macros
Mail Merge