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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
In reply to: Opening wps files 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
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.

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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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