.WPD File Extension

WordPerfect Document

Developer Corel
3.6  |  82 Votes

What is a WPD file?

A WPD file is a text document created by Corel WordPerfect, a word processor for Windows included with the WordPerfect Office suite. It may contain formatted text, tables, charts, drawn objects, and images.

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Screenshot of a .wpd file in Corel WordPerfect 2021
WPD file open in Corel WordPerfect 2021

WordPerfect is used in home, academic, and business environments for letters, invitations, resumes, newsletters, and other documents. The application can save documents in a variety of formats, including the proprietary Corel WPD format, which is the application's primary file type.

You can choose the format you want to save the document in by selecting File → Save As..., then select the File type dropdown menu. Some formats besides WPD include Word .DOCX or .DOC, OfficeWriter .WP, and WordStar .WSD files.

NOTE: Corel discontinued the DOS and Macintosh versions of WordPerfect in 1997. However, the company still develops the Windows version and includes it as the primary application in the WordPerfect Office suite.

Common WPD Filenames

Document1.wpd - The default name given to a new WPD file by WordPerfect.

How to open a WPD file

You can open WPD files with Corel WordPerfect in Windows. The application is included with the Corel WordPerfect Office suite.

You can also use other word processing programs, such as Microsoft Word or LibreOffice Writer, to open WPD files. However, these applications may not fully support your document's formatting.

How to convert a WPD file

You can use Corel WordPerfect (Windows), Microsoft Word (Windows, Mac), CDRViewer (Mac), or LibreOffice (multiplatform) to convert WPD files to other formats. Because WordPerfect is the primary program that creates and uses WPD files, it will give you the best results. WordPerfect can convert WPD files to many formats, including:

  • .DOCX, .DOC - Microsoft Word Document
  • .PDF - Portable Document Format
  • .HTML - Hypertext Markup Language
  • .ODT - OpenDocument Text Document
  • .RTF - Rich Text Format
  • .TXT - Plain Text
  • .EPUB - Open eBook
  • .WSD - WordStar Document
  • .WP - WordPerfect Document (Legacy)
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Programs that open WPD files

602Text Word Processing Document

Developer Software602
3.0  |  17 Votes

A WPD file may also be a text document created with 602Text, an older word processing program for Windows included with Software602 602PC SUITE. It contains formatted text and page layout information. WPD files are saved in a format designed to be compatible with Microsoft Word.

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602PC SUITE was a Czech productivity suite that included a word processor, spreadsheet application, photo editor, and photo organizer. 602Text was 602PC Suite's word processor. The program saved users' documents as WPD files.

In 2004, Software602 discontinued 602PC SUITE and replaced it with 602Office. However, 602Office is now also discontinued. Previous 602PC SUITE and 602Office users are encouraged to switch to Kingsoft Office, which includes a similar program called Kingsoft Writer.

How to open a WPD file

If you still have access to 602Text (Windows), you can open your WPD file in that program. Otherwise, you may be able to open your WLS file in Microsoft Word (Windows, Mac) or another word processor.

Programs that open WPD files


ACT! 2 Word Processing Document

Developer The Sage Group
2.7  |  14 Votes

A WPD file may also be a text document created by version 2 of Sage ACT!. Users can create WPD files in ACT!'s word processor.

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Sage ACT! is a customer relationship management (CRM) program for Windows. It allows businesses to manage, track, and communicate with their customers.

ACT! users can log notes, memos, customer messages, and other documents in WPD files. They can then associate the WPD file with a specific contact or customer, to allow other users who work with that contact or customer to view the document.

In version 3 of ACT!, the WPD format was replaced by the .WPA format.

NOTE: Swiftpage acquired ACT! in 2013. The program is now known as Act!.

How to open a WPD file

You can view the document a WPD file contains with Sage ACT! (Windows). To do so, open the file in ACT!'s word processor.

Programs that open WPD files

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