On this tutorial, we will focus on how to install latest WPS Office on Pop!_OS 20.04|20.10|21.04. WPS is a cross-platform office suite, it is one of the best alternatives for Microsoft Office. WPS is highly compatible with Adobe reader, Microsoft Office and Google docs. The fact that it is multi lingual makes it much easier to be used by many. You can check more of its features on the WPS website.

Install latest WPS Office on Pop!_OS 20.04|20.10|21.04

The steps below will guide you through the process of how to install latest WPS Office on Pop!_OS.

Step 1. Update your Pop!_OS

Ensure that you update your system;

sudo apt update

Step 2. Get the latest WPS .deb package on your Pop!_OS system

To do so, just visit the WPS downloads page and get the latest .deb package from there. As at the time I am writing this article, WPS 11.1.0 is the latest version. Once you get the latest link version of WPS, use wget command then paste the link next, just like as shown;

[email protected]:~$ wget https://wdl1.pcfg.cache.wpscdn.com/wpsdl/wpsoffice/download/linux/10161/wps-office_11.1.0.10161.XA_amd64.deb
--2021-06-05 19:01:35--  https://wdl1.pcfg.cache.wpscdn.com/wpsdl/wpsoffice/download/linux/10161/wps-office_11.1.0.10161.XA_amd64.deb
Resolving wdl1.pcfg.cache.wpscdn.com (wdl1.pcfg.cache.wpscdn.com)... 47.246.7.228, 47.246.7.231, 47.246.7.232, ...
Connecting to wdl1.pcfg.cache.wpscdn.com (wdl1.pcfg.cache.wpscdn.com)|47.246.7.228|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 228984666 (218M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘wps-office_11.1.0.10161.XA_amd64.deb’

wps-office_11.1.0.1 100%[===================>] 218.38M  1.90MB/s    in 4m 11s  

2021-06-05 19:05:47 (890 KB/s) - ‘wps-office_11.1.0.10161.XA_amd64.deb’ saved [228984666/228984666]

Below is an image of the same process;

Step 3. Install latest WPS Office on Pop!_OS

To install the already downloaded WPS package, use the command below to install it;

sudo dpkg -i <FILENAME>

Replacing the filename with the name as downloaded to your system. Hence for this case, we will use the file name below;

sudo dpkg -i wps-office_11.1.0.10161.XA_amd64.deb

This is the output;

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -i wps-office_11.1.0.10161.XA_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package wps-office.
(Reading database ... 447376 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack wps-office_11.1.0.10161.XA_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking wps-office (11.1.0.10161.XA) ...
Setting up wps-office (11.1.0.10161.XA) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (2.0-1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for fontconfig (2.13.1-2ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3+18.04.20180207.2-0ubuntu2) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1ubuntu4) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64ubuntu1) ...

Step 4. Launch latest WPS Office on Pop!_OS

To launch this office suite, use the command below;

wps

When you do this, a license agreement will pop up, agree to it and WPS Office will open;

Once you agree and confirm the Software license agreement, WPS Office will open;

How to uninstall WPS office on Pop!_OS system

To uninstall WPS office, use the following command;

sudo dpkg -r wps

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