A wps file extension is associated with Microsoft Works and used for its default text document format. Works is a discontinued product, however many documents are still written in WPS format. Microsoft Word, and some other word processors like OpenOffice.org Write or LibreOffice Writer are also able to open *.wps files.
WPS file extension - Microsoft Works document
What is wps file? How to open wps files?
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The wps file extension is associated with Microsoft Works, an office suite produced by Microsoft, which was offered as smaller, less expensive, and with fewer features than the Microsoft Office suite. Its core functionality includes a word processor, a spreadsheet and a database.
The wps files were used for document files in older versions of Microsoft Works.
The WPS format was discontinued by Microsoft in 2006 and was replaced by the standard Microsoft Word DOC format.
Microsoft Word will be able to open, edit and save wps documents, when the Microsoft Works 6–9 File Converter is installed in the computer.
Some OpenOffice.org variants support import of the wps documents via libwps library:
- OxygenOffice Professional
- Your Office Suite
The default software associated to wps file type:
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Microsoft Works is office suite developed as cheaper substitute of Microsoft Office. Works includes word processor, spreadsheet, database management and calendar. Older versions also included terminal emulation tool. Microsoft Works is able to open Microsoft Office documents.
Works is discontinued product and it was replaced by Microsoft Office Starter edition.
List of software applications associated to the .wps file extension
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that can be done with the file: like open wps file, edit wps file, convert wps file, view wps file, play wps file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
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- Open wps file
- Edit wps file
- Convert wps file
- Create wps file
- Import wps file
Software that open wps file - Microsoft Works document
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