WPS Office is a powerful office suite that can process word files, produce excellent slides and analyze data. It’s deeply compatible with all of the latest Microsoft Office formats, so you don’t have to worry about opening your document in something else just because this program doesn’t support it!
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install the WPS Office on AlmaLinux 9 desktop workstation using the command line terminal and the natively installed Flatpak package manager.
Update AlmaLinux 9
Before you continue, your system is advised to ensure all existing packages are up to date to avoid system conflicts during the installation and good system maintenance.
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh -y
Install WPS Office – Flatpak Method
The best option is to use the Flatpak package manager. Flatpak is installed with AlmaLinux 9; you have removed it. This is another popular option similar to Snap but would be preferred since it comes natively installed.
First, if Flatpak has been removed, reinstall it using the following command.
sudo dnf install flatpak -y
Next, you must enable Flathub using the following command in your terminal.
sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Now install WPS Office using the following flatpak command:
flatpak install flathub com.wps.Office -y
If the above command does not work and you receive the “error: Unable to load summary from remote flathub: Can’t fetch summary from disabled remote ‘flathub’‘ use the following command.
flatpak remote-modify --enable flathub
This will fix the issue.
How to Launch WP Office
Now that you have the application installed, launching can be done in two ways.
Flatpak users can launch immediately if their terminal is still open with the following command.
flatpak run com.wps.Office
However, this is not practical, and you would use the following path on your desktop to open the course.
Activities > Show Applications > WPS Office
The first time you open WPS Office, you must accept the terms.
Depending on what you open, you will arrive at a similar window if it’s the WPS Office suite directly. From here, you can begin using the office suite.
Congratulations, you have successfully installed WPS Office.
How to Update/Upgrade WPS Office
Run the following terminal command to check for updates; if you have a few flatpak packages installed, this should be done as much as possible.
How to Remove (Uninstall) WPS Office
Use the following command to remove the Flatpak version of WPS Office.
flatpak remove --delete-data com.wps.Office -y
Next, run the following command for any leftover clean-ups required, similar to the autoremove command described for the dnf remove example command.
flatpak remove --unused
Comments and Conclusion
WPS Office is the perfect solution if you’re looking for a comprehensive office suite that can handle all your document processing needs. It’s deeply compatible with Microsoft Office formats, so you don’t have to worry about compatibility issues. It has many features that will make your work easier than ever before. Try out WPS Office today and see how much better your productivity can be!