Calligra Words
Initial releaseApril 11, 2012; 11 years ago (2012-04-11)[1]
Stable release
3.2.1[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 14 May 2020
Operating systemUnix-like, Windows
TypeWord processor

Calligra Words is a word processor, which is part of Calligra Suite and developed by KDE as free software.


See also: History of KWord and History of Calligra Suite

When the Calligra Suite was formed, unlike the other Calligra applications Words was not a continuation of the corresponding KOffice application – KWord.[3] The Words was largely written from scratch – in May 2011 a completely new layout engine was announced.[4] The first release was made available on April 11, 2012 (2012-04-11), using the version number 2.4 to match the rest of Calligra Suite.[1]


Initial reception of Calligra Words shortly after the 2.4 release was mixed. While Linux Pro Magazine Online's Bruce Byfield wrote “Calligra needed an impressive first release. Perhaps surprisingly, and to the development team’s credit, it has managed one in 2.4.”, he also noted that “Words in particular is still lacking features”. He concluded that Calligra is “worth keeping an eye on”.[5]

On the other hand, Calligra Words became the default word processor in Kubuntu 12.04 – replacing LibreOffice Writer.[6]

Formula editor

Formulas in Calligra Words are provided by the Formula plugin. It is a formula editor with a WYSIWYG interface.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Calligra 2.4 Released". 2012-04-11. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  2. ^ "Calligra".
  3. ^ "Calligra Words is not a fork of KWord". Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  4. ^ "How to make a new layout engine for Calligra Words in 4 months". Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  5. ^ "Calligra: The Other Office Suite Narrows the Gap". Linux Pro Magazine Online. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  6. ^ "Calligra Suite: Better Office & Graphics Applications". IT Diary. 2012-04-29. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-06-13.