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WPS on old flash want to open in Word

by GaryGallier / February 11, 2013 12:34 AM PST

I have an old flash drive that has documents I want to save, and they are in WPS format. When I open one it opens with Wordpad...gibberish. I have Windows 7, Office/Word Starter for word processor. The computer does not have Works. Can someone tell me how to open or save these WPS files that open with Wordpad, and convert them to a Word document that is readable ? Thanks so much
Gary G
***I also have an external hard drive that has some of these type files on it...saved stuff from old computer.

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I have ways to deal with such.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 11, 2013 12:37 AM PST

Many times I'll open them on Google Docs since its convertor is pretty good. Why not convert them as you need them?

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You can download MS Works from here
by wpgwpg / February 11, 2013 12:49 AM PST
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Thank you wpgwpg, JG and pgc3.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 11, 2013 2:37 AM PST

Lots of good advice here!

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That did it
by GaryGallier / February 11, 2013 8:28 AM PST

Thanks wpgwpg....downloaded Works from the link you provided. Now when I right click, there is an "open with" option of Works, and the file opens perfectly. Just what I needed.

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WPS files
by pgc3 / February 11, 2013 12:41 AM PST

Why don't you download Libre Office/Open Office and give that a shot, there is a pretty good chance that it would do what you need to do. Libre Office is a free download and incorporates many and most features that MS Office uses. Many of us have used Open Office or Libre Office with Windows operating systems for some time and I personally prefer it over MS Office for many and most of the tasks I used to use MS Office for.

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by Jimmy Greystone / February 11, 2013 12:43 AM PST

LibreOffice should be able to do it, and also function as your general go-to office suite if need be; or you can just open the files, save them as say RTF or Office 97-2003. It's a little round about, but it'll work.

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