How to install WPS Office 2019 on a Chromebook


Please have a look at my improved revised tutorial, thanks!

Today we are looking at how to install WPS Office 2019 on a Chromebook! We created a video for a visual guide as well as an audio guide.  We hope that you will find it helpful.  Please find the instructions below to install WPS Office, it is the same as those which we used in the video.


We used Flatpak to install WPS Office as the other installation packages didn't work as expected on a Chromebook.  The Flatpak is maintained by the WPS team.

Please take note that with the release of Chrome OS 90,  the location of Linux Apps has been changed in the Chromebook’s settings.  Have a look at this tutorial, to see how to turn on Linux apps and then continue with the installation tutorial.

Update: with the release of Chrome OS 96, the Linux container on a Chromebook has been upgraded to a newer version.  Because of this, we need to run one additional command for the application to work, we added it to the list of commands.

Instructions:
1) sudo apt update
2) sudo apt install flatpak
3) sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
4) sudo flatpak install flathub com.wps.Office
5) sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/bwrap && sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/bwrap

Official Site:
https://www.wps.com/linux

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