WPS File Extension

WPS file icon
Microsoft Works Word Processor Document
  • Developer
    Microsoft
  • Popularity
    3.1 (12 votes)

What is WPS file?

Files with the WPS extension are documents created with the Mircosoft Works software. They may contain elements such as formatted text, images, ClipArts and tables; therefore they are similar to documents in DOC format.

WPS and DOC documents

It is not surprising that WPS and DOC files share many similarities, because the WPS format was substituted in 2006 by his newer „brother” – DOC – which brought certain upgrades. WPS do not provide some of the more advanced formatting options and it does not contain macros. Therefore WPS files are sufficient only to support basic text documents, such as creating notes, spreadsheets – everything which does not require complicated formatting and effects.

Opening WPS files

Considering the above mentioned features, the WPS format was substituted by DOC because the latter turned out to be more universal and useful. However, despite the differences occurring between those formats, current Mircosoft Word and Microsoft Publisher programs are able to open WPS files. It is also possible to convert Works documents into the format currently used by MS Words with the Microsoft Works 6-9 Converter application.

Programs that support WPS file

Conversion of a WPS file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the WPS extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of WPS file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from WPS extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to WPS file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the WPS file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the WPS file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the WPS file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the WPS file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the WPS file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the WPS file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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