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.WPS File Extension

File Type 1Kingsoft Writer Document

DeveloperKingsoft
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CategoryText Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a WPS file?

Word processing document created by Kingsoft Writer, a word processor that is part of the Kingsoft Office suite; similar to a Microsoft Word document (.DOC or .DOCX file) and supports formatted text, images, and advanced page formatting.

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Kingsoft Writer documents can be converted to Microsoft Word *.doc files in the software.

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Programs that open WPS files
Windows
Kingsoft WPS Office
Kingsoft Writer
Android
Kingsoft WPS Office for Android
Updated 10/13/2016

File Type 2Microsoft Works Word Processor Document

DeveloperMicrosoft
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CategoryText Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.WPS File Association 2

A WPS file is a document created with Microsoft Works word processing software. It contains document elements similar to a Microsoft Word (.DOC) document, but does not include advanced formatting options and macros that a Word document may contain.

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Microsoft Works 9 was the final version of Works and the software was discontinued in 2010. However, Windows users can still open WPS files with Microsoft Word or Microsoft Publisher. To open WPS files with either of these programs, you may need to select "Word 2000" or "All File Types" in the Open dialog box. You can also convert Works documents to Word documents using the "Microsoft Works 6–9 File Converter" application.

The Macintosh version of Microsoft Works was discontinued after version 4.0. Therefore, most modern Works documents cannot be opened using Works for Mac. However, WPS files can be opened in Mac OS X using NeoOffice 2.2 or later, which includes the "libwps" library.

On Linux systems, WPS files can be opened using OxygenOffice Professional or another variation of the OpenOffice.org suite that includes the "libwps" library. Some Linux distributions may also include a program called wps2odt, which uses libwps and can convert WPS files to .ODT files. A package called "writerperfect" may also include wps2odt if the appropriate version of libwps is available.

NOTE: The WPS format was discontinued by Microsoft in 2006 and was replaced by the standard Microsoft Word ".DOC" format.

Programs that open WPS files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Works
NCH Doxillion
LibreOffice
Mac
Planamesa NeoOffice
LibreOffice
Linux
OxygenOffice Professional
LibreOffice
Updated 11/9/2016

File Type 3Translator's Workbench Project File

DeveloperSDL
Popularity
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CategorySettings Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

.WPS File Association 3

Project settings file saved by Translator's Workbench, a language translation and localization program; stores settings used for translating application text into another language; enables users to store and reuse translation memory system properties.

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SDL replaced Translator's Workbench with the newer SDL Trados Studio software.

Programs that open WPS files
Windows
SDL Translator's Workbench
Updated 11/12/2010

.WPS Extension Information

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