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Koffice Logo.svg
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Original author(s) KDE, Reginald Stadlbauer
Developer(s) KDE, Thomas Zander (maintainer)
Initial release 23 October 2000; 22 years ago (2000-10-23)
Last release
2.3.3 / 1 March 2011; 12 years ago (2011-03-01)
Written in C++
Operating system Unix-like, Windows
Platform Qt, KDE Platform
Size ~70 MB (compressed source code)
Available in 27 languages
Type Office suite
License GPL, LGPL

KOffice was a free and open source office suite and graphics suite by KDE for Unix-like systems and Windows. KOffice contained a word processor (KWord), a spreadsheet (KSpread), a presentation program (KPresenter), and a number of other components that varied over the course of KOffice’s development.

Initial work on KOffice development began in 1997, by Reginald Stadlbauer with KPresenter, followed by KWord in 1998.

After development began in 1997, two major versions of KOffice were released: Version 1.0 in 2000 and 2.0 in 2009. Following internal conflicts, the majority of KOffice developers split off in 2010 – resulting in the creation of Calligra Suite. Two years later, in September 2012, the website went offline. It now redirects to

KOffice components

KOffice included the following components:

Crystal kword.png KWord A word processor with style sheets and frame-support for DTP-style editing of complex layouts.
Crystal kspread.png KSpread A spreadsheet application with multiple sheet support, templates and more than 100 mathematical formulas.
Koffice-kpresenter.png KPresenter A presentation program with image and effect support.
Koffice-kivio.png Kivio A programmable flowchart drawing program with dynamically loadable stencils. Developed by theKompany, which offers additional (non-free) stencils for sale.
Koffice-karbon.png Karbon14 A vector drawing application with a variety of drawing and editing tools.
Koffice-krita.png Krita (Formerly known as Krayon and KImageshop). A bitmap graphics manipulation program, primarily designed as a painting program, with some image processing features.
Nuvola apps kugar.png Kugar and KChart Integrated report and chart generators.
Crystal kformula.png KFormula An integrated mathematical formula editor.
Koffice-kexi.png Kexi An integrated data management application, designed as a Microsoft Access or FileMaker competitor. It can be used for designing and implementing databases, inserting and processing data and performing queries. It has limited compatibility with the MS Access file format.
Koffice-kplato.png KPlato A project management application that can create Gantt-style charts.

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