WPD is a text document file associated with WordPerfect. Most word processors support this format. WPD files store formatted text along with optional table data or images. WordPerfect does not support Unicode.
WordPerfect was originally released in 1982 and quickly became on of the most popular word processor software. It offered a wide variety of plugins and extensions that further expanded its capabilities. The introduction of GUI word processors made WordPerfect less relevant, only to later become displaced by more modern tools. WordPerfect is still actively developed by Corel, and WPD format is still used.
The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support WPD files. WPD files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening WPD files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to WordPerfect Document files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with WPD files.
Problems with opening and working with WPD files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with WPD files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install WordPerfect Office or one to the listed programs: Microsoft Word, NeoOffice, ABC Amber Text Converter. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading WordPerfect Office installed is by going to developer’s website (Corel Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.
You still cannot access WPD files although WordPerfect Office is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that WordPerfect Office cannot handle files with WPD may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of WordPerfect Office should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing WordPerfect Office (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open WPD files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper WPD file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the WPD is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the WPD file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
Did you receive the WPD file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with WPD extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the WordPerfect Document file.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support WPD files. Close all running programs and try opening the WPD file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with WordPerfect Document files. It may be the case that the WPD files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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