When comparing LibreOffice vs WPS Office, the Slant community recommends LibreOffice for most people. In the question“What are the best office suites for Linux?” LibreOffice is ranked 1st while WPS Office is ranked 3rd. The most important reason people chose LibreOffice is:
LibreOffice is available for free with code available [here](http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice). It's licensed under LGPL v3 with new contributions dual-licensed under MPL.
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Pro Free and open source
LibreOffice is available for free with code available here. It's licensed under LGPL v3 with new contributions dual-licensed under MPL.
Pro Comprehensive suite of applications
LibreOffice includes applications for word-processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and database management.
All major operating systems are supported, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux (Arch, Fedora, Mandriva, Debian, Ubuntu, Suse).
It is available in more than 110 languages.
Pro High compatibility with MS Office
Possible to use in corporations.
Pro Font embedding support
Font embedding ensures that the document will display correctly whether or not the target machine has that specific font installed.
Pro Encryption support
LibreOffice allows encrypting and password-locking files.
Pro Portable version
LibreOffice offers a version of the suite that does not require installation. It can be kept on a thumb stick to ensure that you have an office suite on whichever machine you choose to use.
Pro Presentations can have 3D models embeded within them
Impress supports 3D models in gITF format.
Pro The de-facto standard
Being able to tell new people that the FOSS community has an actual default office suite matters. It shows that, despite the bewildering number of options, there can be a clear winner.
Pro Ribbon design
Since 5.3, LibreOffice offers a Ribbon design view (similar to Microsoft Office). http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/02/how-to-enable-libreoffice-ribbon-notebook-bar
Pro Lots of extensions and dictionaries
Has many extensions that can add aditional features to libre office
Pro LibreOffice can take from OpenOffice, but not the other way around
Due to licensing each office suite uses, only a one-way transfer of code is possible, offering more long-term potential for LibreOffice over OpenOffice.
Pro The most user-friendly option
To attract new people to FOSS, having an office suite that is as user-friendly as LibreOffice is a must.
Pro Multiple themes
Many icon themes available to customise the look and get consistent look with the OS.
Pro Excellent Microsoft Office compatibility
WPS has the best compatibility with MS Office files of all major office suites that support Linux.
Pro Ribbon-like UI
WPS is the only Linux office suit to offer a Ribbon-like UI for better ease of use. Although, if you wish to keep using a classic drop-down menu style UI, you can.
Pro Cross-platform desktop and mobile
Available on Windows, Linux, iOS and Android.
WPS Office is available in more than 40 languages.
Pro Tabbed interface
Instead of open up a new instance of the program for each document, WPS opens each document as a separate tab, allowing for easy switching between them.
Pro Free version
WPS comes in three flavors: Free, Standard ($49.95) and Professional ($69.95).
Pro Integrated backups
WPS will automatically save your document over time to prevent data loss.
Pro Encryption support
WPS allows you to encrypt and password-lock files.
Pro Smooth integration with many different cloud services at the same time
WPS integrates with multiple cloud service's at once such as Dropbox, One Drive, Google Drive and more.
Pro Pdf viewer
Has support to view pdf files.
Pro Clean edition when sharing your document
Text modifications can be verified at the margins, not mixed with the text, imitating Microsoft Word. On the other side, LibreOffice/OpenOffice don't have this very useful feature.
Pro View documents side by side
You can split the window allowing to view different parts of the same document, or open two documents for comparison, also imitating Microsoft Word.
Con No good video editing for presentations
Con Libreoffice base requires Java
If you need to use Base, it requires Java.
Con Track Changes needs to be improved
Collaborating on a single document is difficult. Track Changes makes the document hard to read as both edited and deleted text is displayed, it's not possible to print comments, tracked differences between document versions are sub-optimal and there's no system for accepting/rejecting changes.
Con Looks old
Con Master slide management in impress not upto mark
As of version 6, the master slide management is not as good as powerpoint in windows
Con Ribbon is experimental
Con Does not run as stable as onlyoffice
It runs fine until it crashes. Users have experienced multiple crashes when using the cursor to select text in writer, running in Kubuntu 18.04.
Con Documentation is out of date
Good luck turning off autocorrect, because the place that the documentation says that option is doesn't exist.
Con Not fully compatible to MSOffice
Its not fully compatible to MSOffice and often breaks documents.
Con No ability to access online brokerage accounts for trading.
No ability to access trading and brokerage accounts via Calc to conduct automatic buying/selling like you can in M$ Excel.
Con Lacks ODF support
WPS Office does not support importing or exporting OpenDocument Format, the default file format of LibreOffice and OpenOffice.
Con No equation editor in Linux
Equation editor for Linux has been "under development" for several years with no real additional info from the developers. Safe to say it's just not going to happen. No equation editor is a deal breaker for some, which is a shame. Otherwise this office suite performs very well.
Con No hyphenaton, no help or real forum
Lack of hyphenation in Writer is a terrible mistake. Reading the few forums about it will let you know that it breaks the words without rules and without hyphens in any language. The question was stated in 2013 and still doesn't have an answer. Their help system practically doesn't exist, everything leads you to a 404 page. Maybe this issue could be easily resolved by developers with a plugin or something like that, but the Linux community doesn't show interest for the product.
Con Installing can be a hassle
A .deb file is offered, but missing fonts can be a problem.
Con Only the basic office tools
WPS has software for word-processing, spreadsheets and presentations. No tools for database management, note-taking, graphics, etc.
Con Default font styles are not pretty
Con Chinese software
Might be a security problem for some end-users.
Con No HiDPI support
Problematic with 4K screens.