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Dec 9, 2017 at 12:03 am #9662705AshrafKeymaster
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WPS Office is much better.
If you need simply text and spreadsheets then Ability Office is good toolset.Dec 9, 2017 at 2:47 am #9664016dudeGuest
for those who want the installer files get ’em here (you’ll need a download manager or a lot of clickin)
wps is licensed annually and phones home I like softmaker free officeDec 9, 2017 at 3:08 am #9664271SergGuest
WPS is free with a little ad at app startup. But compatibility to MS products is much much better.Dec 9, 2017 at 3:37 am #9664596Ahcene AMRANIGuest
Je vous remercie infiniment.Dec 9, 2017 at 3:39 am #9664621DimmaGuest
On XP it works. ☺Dec 9, 2017 at 9:26 am #9667772EricGuest
C’est vraiment dommage qu’il n’y est pas le langage français, j’aurais bien aimé le tester ?Dec 9, 2017 at 10:27 am #9668164dudeGuest
you can get the French language installer from
French UI files
French spell checker from
it also has German Dutch Italian Swedish Spanish Portuguese installers see http://ability.com/ab6/cabs/6014/ for your preferred languageDec 9, 2017 at 12:17 pm #9668845GeneGuest
The free lookalike / work-alike / supports the MS file formats (*) office suites that I have used for years are Open Office and Libre Office. They are plenty good enough most of the time, but despite supporting the file formats, these on occasion won’t do everything 1:1 identical to the result you would obtain from, say, the real Excel or Word. And, once in awhile, that can be a problem. If Ability added anything significant to the mix, I might be interested in having another alternative. However, some of the reviews and comments lead me to think that this is not the case.
(* which have themselves changed, over the years)Dec 9, 2017 at 1:07 pm #9669085davidGuest
Thanks, Ashraf!Dec 9, 2017 at 2:42 pm #9669439noGuest
Why do Ability have to obfuscate the real download? I don’t want to HAVE to connect to the internet every time I want to install this. I want control of MY PC.. This is bad enough that if I can’t find it I wont use it. (Old laptop with no internet access)Dec 9, 2017 at 4:29 pm #9669755vernGuest
Thanks!!Dec 10, 2017 at 11:36 am #9678087BillyBGuest
After the initial install, immediately running for the first time I received an alert from hitman pro that it had intercepted an attack from abwrite.exe. Violation is calling ACLayers.DLL IAT funcptr kernel32.dll!getModuleHandleA. Then proceeds to list the Stack Trace.
Will follow up on my end and post any findings here.Dec 10, 2017 at 11:53 am #9678200BillyBGuest
[@BillyB] Still searching but seems the more important part is that it detected it with its IAF or Import Address Table FilteringDec 10, 2017 at 5:06 pm #9679645JuliaGuest
If anyone is looking for a free Office alternative which is relatively light and fast, I highly recommend SoftMaker FreeOffice. I’m not a power user, but I’ve used it for years without any problems. It has a classic unobtrusive interface.