How to Install WPS Office on Fedora 36 Linux

WPS Office is one of the most popular office suites available, and for a good reason. It’s packed with features that allow you to create beautiful documents, powerful presentations, and insightful data analysis. And, best of all, it’s deeply compatible with the latest Microsoft Office formats. So, whether you’re working on a Word document, Excel spreadsheet, or PowerPoint presentation, you can be confident that your work will look the way you want it to. In addition, WPS Office has a wealth of templates and tools that make it easy to start your project. So, if you’re looking for an office suite that can do it all, WPS Office is a perfect choice.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install the WPS Office on Fedora 36 Linux workstation using the command line terminal and the third-party installation manager Flatpak natively installed on your Fedora 36 desktop for quick and easy updates in the future.

Update Fedora

Before you continue, your system is advised to ensure all existing packages are up to date to avoid system conflicts during the installation.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Install WPS Office – Flatpak Method

The best option is to use the Flatpak package manager. Flatpak is installed with Fedora 36 unless 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 need to enable Flatpack for Fedora 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

Example:

The first time you open WPS Office, you must accept the terms.

Example:

How to Install WPS Office on Fedora 36 Linux

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.


Example:

How to Install WPS Office on Fedora 36 Linux

Congratulations, you have successfully installed WPS Office.

Install Microsoft Fonts

For additional Microsoft fonts for users coming from Microsoft Office, visit my tutorial on “How to Install Microsoft Fonts on Fedora 36 Linux“.

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.

flatpak update

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 of 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!


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