How to open .WPS file on a MAC

February 15, 2010 at 17:27:22
Specs: Macintosh 10.6.2
How do I open a .wps file on an iMac OSX 10.6?

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#1
February 15, 2010 at 18:40:21
A .wps file is usually a Microsoft Works Word Processor file.

Found on the web:

"For people with Macintosh computers, there are three primary programs that once used the WPS file extension regularly. These programs are Microsoft Works, Planamesa NeoOffice (version 2.2 or later) and they can be converted using DataViz MacLinkPlus."

"If you have Microsoft Word on your computer, you can use it to open WPS files using the following set of simple directions:

1. Use your mouse to right click on the file. When you do so, a small menu appears.
2. Select the option to open the file. Use the one that is labeled “open with.”
3. Select the option that is similarly labeled as any of the following: “Select the program from a list” or “Choose program.”
4. Look through the list of options. Select “Microsoft Word” from the list to open your WPS file.
5. As your Microsoft Word program opens, you should be presented with a dialog box asking you if you would like to convert your WPS file from its current Microsoft Works format. Select “OK” so that Microsoft Word will continue with the opening of the file

If all you don’t get this option when you attempt to open the file, try right clicking on the file and accessing it through the error message where it tells you to either select the proper application or browse the web."


If that doesn't help...

Make a new Topic in the Mac forum on this site
http://www.computing.net/forum/mac/...


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#2
February 16, 2010 at 10:40:40
I don't have Microsoft Word on my computer. I have iWorks
(Apple), which will not open it. Is there another way?

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#3
February 16, 2010 at 13:43:27
".....try right clicking on the file and accessing it through the error message where it tells you to either select the proper application or browse the web."

If that doesn't help...

Microsoft may have a free Word Reader for Mac operating systems available in the Microsoft Office support (it certainly does for Windows) for reading Word files when people do not have Word installed - when it has been installed, you may be able to read .wps files automatically, or if not, you may be able to open them the same way as for the instructions if you have Word installed

If that doesn't help....

Make a new Topic in the Mac forum on this site
http://www.computing.net/forum/mac/...


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#4
February 16, 2010 at 14:04:09
The files were made on a Windows 98 computer. Which version
of Word should I look fro?

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#5
February 16, 2010 at 14:20:41
I have tried all the possible applications in the computer and
none of them worked. So, I guess it's the web. Is it a specific
Microsoft Word that I should look for?

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#6
February 16, 2010 at 14:25:46
I have added stuff to Response 3.

Win 98 and 98SE has nothing built into it that can make .wps files.
It would have to been made in a version of Microsoft Works that was released before 2006 or so, because newer versions of Works can't natively make .wps files.

If someone that you can contact has sent a.wps file to you , if they have Works on their computer, they can probably convert it to a.txt file any computer can read, and send it to you by email .


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