LWP File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a LWP file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .LWP files.

What is a LWP file?

LWP is an acronym for Lotus Word Pro. The Lotus Word Pro application is a word processing software that is distributed by the IBM Corporation.

Lotus Word Pro creates documents, proposals and reports, much like the popular Microsoft Word word processing software application. When a document is created using Lotus Word Pro, the document is saved with the .lwp file extension, whereas Word documents are saved with the .doc file suffix.

The .lwp file extension is also used by IBM Works. IBM Works is an office suite that was created for the IBM OS/2 operating system. When a user creates a document within the IBM Works application, the file is saved with the .lwp file suffix.

How to open LWP files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension LWP for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 9 different LWP openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension LWP

While we know of one file format using the .LWP file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .LWP file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of LWP files. Remember, different programs may use LWP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
IBM Lotus Word ProIBM Lotus Word ProUser submitted
LightwrightLightwrightUser submitted
Lotus Word ProLotus Word ProUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Lotus Word ProLotus Word ProUser submitted
TimetableTimetableUser submitted
LawWareLawWareUser submitted
Label Wizard ProLabel Wizard ProUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with LWP-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with LWP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!