.wps Files

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  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    What, and how do you read these files?
     
  2. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    I think that’s a Microsoft Works file if it is and you don’t have Works then you will need a converter like this one to view it in word.

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  3. Bman

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    I don't understand that, thats part of office isn't it....or at least the same suite, why can word read it...

    I found a viewer for it.....but it's called Corel Wordperfect viewer, will that work?
     
  4. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    I don’t know if the Corel Wordperfect viewer will view it or not. But Microsoft “Works suite” is different than what comes with Office “Word”… Works Suite…Office Word.

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    Oh well thats weird, I tryed out the viewer and it dosen't work with it.

    I'm downloading the converter now, Thanks.
     
  6. LordOfLA

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    open the file in a text editor - should be easy enought to see what will open it in the first chunks of readable text :)


    Edit: though I believe its a wordperfect file, if I remember right works used .wks but its been 10 yesrs or so since Iused works suite :)
     
  7. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    ^^^^ .wks is actually a Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet file, which will open in Excel without issue.

    .wps is from Microsoft Works, which never was or will be part of the Office Suite. Basically it's a cheaper package than Office, comes pre-installed on many machinese these days. Either that or a useless 30-90 day trial of Office.
     
  8. Bman

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    The coverter worked great.

    Thanks guys.