An .LWP file is a text file that is created by a word processing software, Lotus Word Pro. The Lotus Word Pro software is part of the Lotus Smart Suite of applications, which is used to create various types of documents including reports and proposals. The LWP file contains various types of text elements, such as graphs, charts, formulas, fonts, and other elements in the document. In addition to the Lotus Word Pro software, the LWP file can be opened and printed using the Verity KeyView for Lotus that is supported on Windows OS.
The following listing features LWP-compatible programs. Files with LWP extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening LWP files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Lotus Word Pro Document files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
Problems with opening and working with LWP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with LWP files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Lotus SmartSuite or one to the listed programs: Lotus Word Pro. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support LWP files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Lotus SmartSuite installed is by going to developer’s website (IBM) and downloading the software using provided links.
You still cannot access LWP files although Lotus SmartSuite is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Lotus SmartSuite installed, it may not support LWP format. The most recent version of Lotus SmartSuite is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing Lotus SmartSuite (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open LWP files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the LWP file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the LWP is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. LWP file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If you obtained the problematic LWP file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the LWP file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Lotus Word Pro Document file.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support LWP files. Close all running programs and try opening the LWP file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Lotus Word Pro Document files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle LWP files.
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