Note: Kingsoft Office was replaced by SoftMaker Office 2018.

Kingsoft Office includes a configuration utility that can easily change Windows file associations. From this application you can assign Kingsoft Writer to Microsoft .DOCX, Kingsoft Spreadsheets to .XLSX, and Kingsoft Presentation to .PPTX. This will allow you to double-click files in Windows Explorer and they will launch in the appropriate Kingsoft Office application. Read below to see how this works.

Change Windows File Associations

The Kingsoft Office Configuration Tool application allows you configure file associations. Do the following to make Kingsoft Office open .DOCX / .XLSX / .PPTX files by default:

  1. Open the Kingsoft Office program group.
  2. Launch the Kingsoft Office Configuration Tools applications.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Click the File Associations tab and make sure all options are enabled (see screenshot below).
  5. Click OK.

See Kingsoft Office Icons in Windows Explorer

You will now be able to double-click Microsoft Office Open XML files from Windows Explorer and the appropriate Kingsoft Office application will be launched.

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