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How to open .wps files.

  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Glad you found found a way to open the files.
    Here is a Microsoft link that may be of interest:

    Download Word Viewer from Official Microsoft Download Center

    Read in the Overview about:

    "The Word Viewer, together with the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats, allows you open Word documents saved in the following formats:
    Word Document (.docx)
    Word Macro-Enabled Document (.docm)
    Rich Text Format (.rtf)
    Text (.txt)
    Web Page formats (.htm, .html, .mht, .mhtml)
    WordPerfect 5.x (.wpd)
    WordPerfect 6.x (.doc, .wpd)

    Works 6.0 (.wps)
    Works 7.0 (.wps)

    XML (.xml)"

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by robinpe View Post
    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.
    ^This.

    I had a same problem, Word Viewer didnt work at all alone, the .wps file i tried to open was just mumble. I got Office 2010 and i ONLY installed this MS Works 6-9 File Converter and the file opened perfectly in Office 2010 Word. So there is both needed,
    Word Viewer/Word AND MS Works 6-9 File Converter.

    Posted just for leading in easier solution.
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  3. #13


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Well, the best solution is to install Works and use that to access the docs. I actually saved an old copy of it just in case I ever needed to use the Word Processor.
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  4. #14


    It's amazing how these 'old' posts come back to life even after you've posted 'SOLVED'. But I guess the object of the game is to get answers regardless as to how old the posts are!
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  5. #15


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    That's cos someone else gets the same problem. Works may be a dead program, I don't know if they are still making it.

    OFFICE 2010 and probably above WILL Open Works documents made with Works 6 through 9.
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  6. #16


    Hey Jimbo, got a kick out of your reply, but not sure of your real knowledge. There are many more intelligent words to use that
    don't have to have most of the spelling bleeped out.
    Remember, profanity is a strong expression of a WEAK mind!!!
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  7. #17


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1


    I tried Microsoft word viewer and it can view but nothing else. Is there a program anywhere that can edit WPS files?
    Thanks Wayne
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  8. #18


    I had no problem when I opened in file viewer lite. I used ctrl + A to select all, then copied it into a wordpad, or even Jarte.
    Good luck.
    I think you can upgrade file opener night and has more options, but costs, I haven't checked that out.
    Hope this works for you.
    Semper Fi
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  9. #19


    As far as I know Microsoft Works is no longer being made by Microsoft. the last time I ever used or saw it was on a computer I had gotten in 2008 that was the year I got a computer with windows vista on it.
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by wooffred View Post
    I tried Microsoft word viewer and it can view but nothing else. Is there a program anywhere that can edit WPS files?
    Thanks Wayne
    I had no problem when I opened in file viewer lite. I used ctrl + A to select all, then copied it into a wordpad, or even Jarte.
    Good luck.
    I think you can upgrade file opener night and has more options, but costs, I haven't checked that out.
    Hope this works for you.
    Semper Fi
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