How To Uninstall and Install WPS Office on Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: April 15, 2022

As we know, these days, Ubuntu has released the newest version Ubuntu 22.04 with many features. And similar to older versions of it, LibreOffice is still the default Office, which contains Docs, Sheets, Slides, … For Linux users who want to use WPS instead of LibreOffice, this tutorial will show you how to install WPS Office on Ubuntu 22.04, but It still also works on older versions too.

What is WPS Office?

For those of you who don’t know about WPS Office, I will explain it. It is an all-in-one office suite with a high level of interoperability that is lightweight and feature-rich, it allows users to edit files in Docs, Spreadsheet, and Presentation. Do you know Microsoft Office? This is a productivity application alternative to Microsoft Office and works on both Windows and Linux.

Uninstall and Install WPS Office on Ubuntu 22.04

Prerequisites to install WPS Office

  • OS: WPS Office can works on any Ubuntu versions or on any Linux distributions with more than 2GB of Ram.
  • Privileages: Make sure that you can run commands with sudo privileges

Install WPS Office on Ubuntu 22.04

Step 1: Downloading the WPS Office from its homepage.

Because Ubuntu can’t install this Linux Office directly through APT or Snap Store, you need to download it manually from its homepage by following these steps. If you want to download it using commands to get it faster, you can copy the commands I mentioned below these pictures.

First of all, you will need to open your browser and then go to the WPS homepage to download the file to your Ubuntu computer.

Go to WPS homepage to download the Linux file

After that, click the Deb Package button, and the browser will automatically download the file which use to install WPS on Ubuntu 22.04.

For Linux users want to get WPS file by using commands, you can run this command.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
wget https://wdl1.pcfg.cache.wpscdn.com/wpsdl/wpsoffice/download/linux/10976/wps-office_11.1.0.10976.XA_amd64.deb

Step 2: Installing WPS on Ubuntu from downloaded file.

Now, we have the WPS Ubuntu installer package, we can now install it. We will start the installation process by opening your Terminal Emulator using Ctrl-Alt-T.

Change dir (cd) to the directory that contains the file you downloaded above and run this command to install WPS on Linux, don’t forget to replace the file name.

cd ~/Downloads
sudo dpkg -i wps-office***_amd64.deb

Install WPS Office on Ubuntu 22.04

Now, you installed this Linux application on Ubuntu 22.04. You can run it by searching in Activities Bar. In case you want to uninstall WPS on your Linux PC, you can follow the below guide to get it.

Uninstall WPS Office on Ubuntu 22.04

After a long time of using it, on a bad day you can’t get the WPS app to start up, in this case uninstalling it is a necessary solution before reinstalling it. I will show you how to uninstall WPS on your Ubuntu 22.04. Executing these commands to uninstall WPS Linux app.

sudo apt remove wps-office
sudo apt autoremove
sudo apt autoclean

You can also use this command to uninstall it too.

sudo dpkg -r wps-office

Conclusion

In this tutorial, I showed you how to install WPS Office on Ubuntu 22.04, it also helps you to uninstall WPS on Ubuntu, too. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact me by commenting below, I’ll try my best to help you.