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    How to open .wps files.


    Is there any app available to open .wps files in Windows 8?


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    Quote Originally Posted by robinpe View Post
    Is there any app available to open .wps files in Windows 8?
    Hi there
    Please try Google sometimes -- for these types of questions there's answers ALL OVER THE WHOLE -----NG web. !!!

    Most people on these Forums are quite happy to help other people but one should always do a bit of BASIC research first before asking a relatively simple question that takes about 2 secs to find on google.

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    Hi there jimbo, I don't think it's quite as simple as that. I already Googled for an answer. In fact I opened the site you show on your post. I can't seem to find a 'Word Viewer 2003 & I don't want to purchase MS Office, ( I use OpenOffice) & I don't think that will open them anyway. Every time I click on one of the links in that site it takes me to the same 'Download Center'. I can't transfer it to .doc, because I can't open the document to save it in a different format.
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    As the .wps extension was mostly used by Microsoft Works word processor, you could try open it with Windows WordPad. I believe that also both OpenOffice and LibreOffice can open old Works files. Both are free to download and use.

    Converter to open Works files in Microsoft Office: Download Microsoft Works File Converter

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    Microsoft Word Viewer (Free)---

    Download Word Viewer 11.0.8173 - FileHippo.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robinpe View Post
    Is there any app available to open .wps files in Windows 8?
    Hi there
    Please try Google sometimes -- for these types of questions there's answers ALL OVER THE WHOLE -----NG web. !!!

    Most people on these Forums are quite happy to help other people but one should always do a bit of BASIC research first before asking a relatively simple question that takes about 2 secs to find on google.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I think it was a reasonable question. I thought this forum was for asking questions.

    @jimbo45
    The Metro reader seems to be able to view the documents but that Bonkers application doesn't have any PRINT facilities.
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    I think it was a reasonable question. I thought this forum was for asking questions.

    Yah but the answer for a LOT of questions are found much more easily in Googol.
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    Jimbo and XweAponX are basically correct.
    But, as I proposed in a posts a long time ago, is this good news for forums, or does it mean their eventual demise? I would say certainly not, to the latter. For legacy applications, I would say all bases have been covered. It is probably easier to google for an answer to, say a Windows 7 problem. But the 90% chance is it would lead you to a forum link, so here we are again.
    Windows 8 has not yet got it's second wind, but googling would, again, also bring you back to the forums.
    The "non" nerds, probably do not even know that forums exists for such subjects, but most do know how to google and probably end up finding a site such as this one and becoming a member.
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    Very strange, or maybe there's a sensible answer. I downloaded MS Office Word Viewer 2003, but it wouldn't open .wps files properly, (they were all jumbled up). I then downloaded the MS Works 6-9 File Converter & now the .wps file open fine, but in MS Word Viewer. And Google didn't have an answer for that one, it took advice from medab 1 & Kari to make it work. Ok jimbo!! Thanks a lot guys, as usual you always come through.
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    Good to know you found a solution. Thanks for posting back, it is valuable information for other users to know that Word Viewer alone was not enough to read Works wps files, but after installing the Works Converter it works.

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