Originally Posted by billykxda
I keep a personal journal and really value using my N7 for quick entries. I do have other word processing tasks, but my journal is the high-frequency doc for me. Since the journal is now approaching 50 pages - it covers many years - I don't keep it in a "notes" app like Catch or Evernote. I like using Word for docs like this.
So, when I got my N7 I looked around for a good "Office" type app. Kingsoft Office rose to the top real quick since it's free. OfficeSuite is highly-regarded, but it costs $14.99, and I decided not to spend the money.
I've been using Kingsoft for two months now and man, does it suck. I realize that there are plenty of good reviews for that app, but those users may not be using it as frequently as me, or maybe they are working with 1-pagers. Otherwise, anyone really using Kingsoft has to run into the same crappy unstable and unpredictable behavior that I've been living with - it's so pervasive in this app. One frustrating example is the backspace function. It might do nothing, it might delete a letter, or a word or a sentence or a bunch of sentences. Then, when you begin to type the words back in that it deleted, the app will begin to toss in some parts of the words it deleted. The app doesn't reliably call the keyboard when you tap in the doc. There's more to dislike, but I'll just stop there. The Devs are totally non-responsive, BTW.
In a fit of Kingsoft rage the other day, I bought OfficeSuite Pro 7 and I wish I had done this earlier. It's not that OfficeSuite is just better, it's in an entirely different league. It's beautifully designed, the UI is perfectly human-factored. It's fast, offers every function I can think of, and best of all, it's freak'in stable - like 100% stable. Integration with cloud storage is fast and reliable.
If Kingsoft is your favorite Office app and it works perfectly for you, then life is great - for you. For me, IMO Kingsoft is not ready for prime time.
If you've been on the fence regarding shelling out the $14.99 price for OfficeSuite, I can tell you it's worth it. It really is an awesome app.
Great post. Thanks. I agree with you.
STEP 1: I am using OS-Pro v7.1.1237. On the Home tab, I created a new W document
. I type in a few words, nothing much, e.g. Hello World.Then I hit save, Save as, Word Document(*.docx). I keep the Untitled.docx
name and save to Remote Files, Google Drive, My Drive. It prompts Save, Convert file(s) to Google Drive format? You can choose No or Yes. Up to here it works great.
STEP 2: But, then I select Menu, File, Print. I have previously configured a printer as "Save to Google Drive". This can be done using Add Printer, selecting account, checking Save to Google Drive, and Add button. After printer configured, when I press Save to Google Drive there is an Error dialog prompt saying "Could not print to PDF"
STEP 3: So, I back up, and on the same file select Menu, File, Save As, Word 95-2003 Document(*.doc). Then I finish up saving Untitled.doc
as in STEP 1. This also works great. Again I select File, Print, Save to Google Drive.Now I get toast "Print Job submitted successfully".
STEP 4: Swith back. Menu, File, Save as, Word Document(*.docx). Finish up as STEP 1. Overwrite previous STEP 1 document. Again, File, Print, Save to Google Drive, gives Error dialog "Could not convert to PDF"
The Google Cloud Print feature of OfficeSuite Pro is *not* working on new documents formatted in *.docx. This problem only occurs on *.docx where every other format I tried works. I can verify other tests pass because on Google Drive there are files like Untitled.doc.pdf. I can even print the sample *.docx provided by MobiSystems. But, creating a new
*.docx fails to print.
I do not understand how a major feature like printing to Google Cloud Print can fail to convert a simple PDF. Maybe the support team at MobiSystems is not capable to perform simple testing on their releases? Unsure.