.WPW File Extension

WordPerfect Works Document

Developer WordPerfect Corporation
3.5  |  4 Votes

What is a WPW file?

A WPW file is a text document created by WordPerfect Works or Novell PerfectWorks, which are enhanced versions of WordPerfect. WPW files are similar to and saved in the same format as WordPerfect .WP files. Thus, you can open WPW files with WordPerfect and any other program that can open WP files.

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In 1992, WordPerfect Corporation released an integrated office productivity suite named WordPerfect Works. This program bundled together WordPerfect, LetterPerfect, and reduced feature set versions of DrawPerfect and PlanPerfect. It saved the text documents users created as WPW files, to denote that they were created using WordPerfect Works, rather than the base version of WordPerfect.

After Novell acquired WordPerfect Corporation, they released an updated version of WordPerfect Works named PerfectWorks. Novell released PerfectWorks for Windows in 1995. When Corel acquired WordPerfect from Novell in 1996, they did not continue publishing PerfectWorks. Instead, Corel opted to create a new WordPerfect Office productivity suite.

How to open a WPW file

You can open a WPW file with Corel WordPerfect (Windows) or LibreOffice Writer. WordPerfect is now available only as part of the Corel WordPerfect Office suite.

How to convert a WPW file

Corel WordPerfect and LibreOffice Writer can both convert WPW files to other document formats. For example, WordPerfect can convert WPW files to the following formats:

  • .WPD - WordPerfect Document
  • .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 WPW files


WinDev Mobile Window File

Developer PC SOFT
3.0  |  1 Vote

Developer file created by WinDev, an IDE used for developing Windows and mobile applications; saves a program window, which acts like a dialog box or output view for the final program; can contain text, fields, buttons, and other visual elements.

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While WPW files are used for mobile applications, .WDW files are used for desktop applications.

Programs that open WPW files

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