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Opening wps files

by kemperhills / September 15, 2012 5:12 AM PDT

I have just bought an Acer Iconia A200 tablet. In my profession I need to be able to carry a large number of files created in Microsoft Works 9 word processor.

But I can't get the files to open when I transfer them from my PC to the tablet. I get a message that there are no supported files.

I connect the tablet to my PC with a USB cable, open the tablet and the files on my PC and clip and paste the files to downloads on the tablet.

How can I get the files to open on the tablet.

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(NT) Did you try saving them as DOC files?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 15, 2012 5:17 AM PDT
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Doc files
by kemperhills / September 15, 2012 10:02 AM PDT

Well, I thought that that is what Works 9 word processor files were saved as.

Evidently they are not, so how would I save them as such. Thanks.

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I do not own Works 9
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 16, 2012 12:29 AM PDT
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But if it's like any other app, you use the File, Save As and look for options there.

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Re: wps files
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 16, 2012 12:56 AM PDT
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940005 shows that Works 9 can save documents in the following formats:
Works-documents (*.wps)
Works-templates (*.wpt)
Rich Text Format (*.rtf)
Text file (*.txt, *.csv)
HTML-Document (*.htm, * .html, *.htx)
Word 2.x for Windows
Word 2007-Document (*.docx)
Word 6.0/95 (* .doc, * .dot)
Word 97-2002 (* .doc)
Word 97-2002 & 6.0/95 - RTF (* .doc)
Word 97-2003-Document (* .doc)
so you need an Android app that can open at least one of these formats.

The very first google hit for ANDROID WORD PROCESSOR is http://www.androidwordprocessor.com/
That shows me a link to Kingsoft Office which says it not only reads .doc files, but can edit them also.
Since you only need to carry and open them, that should be sufficient.

Kees
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Docs
by kemperhills / September 17, 2012 9:30 AM PDT
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Thanks Kees for the response, but I tried to save the wps files as Microsoft 97-2003 and received the same "no supported files found" message.

This really has me stumped. I think I will just put the tablet back in the box it came in and save it for Christmas, my son wants one.

Thanks all.

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That message is one I get
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2012 9:43 AM PDT
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If I tried to open rather than save as.

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