The most reliable way how to work with ancient Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheets (.wk1, .wks) would be to use the original tool, perhaps in a virtual machine. If you do not have access to the original tool, you have to use some 3rd party software for the job, for example some open source productivity suites that may still support old Lotus 1-2-3 formats.
Convert Lotus 1-2-3 version 2.x spreadsheet to Lotus 1-2-3 version 1.x spreadsheet file.
We have found 3 software records in our database eligible for .wk1 to .wks file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert wk1 to wks on Windows
IBM Lotus 1-2-3 is spreadsheet application very popular in 80s and 90s of 20th century. It was released for Microsoft Windows, MS-DOS, Mac OS and OS/2. In 2002 IBM stopped the developing of the IBM Lotus 1-2-3. In the latest versions is Lotus 1-2-3 fully compatible with Microsoft Excel.
Convert from wk1 file
|Yes, Lotus 1-2-3 supports wk1 file conversion as a source file type.||Yes||Yes||wk1 editor||Yes||No||No||No|
to wks file
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned wk1 to wks. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
Corel Quattro Pro is spreadsheet application distributed as a part of Corel WordPerfect Office suite. The latest version of this application is Corel Quattro Pro X8, which is part of Corel WordPerfect Office X8 suite.
Multiplatform software - convert wk1 to wks on any platform
LibreOffice Write is a powerful spreadsheet program that supports all major workbook formats and has many intuitive features. It's an open source software that comes as an integral part of LibreOffice suite.