What are LWP files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a LWP file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a LWP file?
LWP files have multiple uses, and Lotus Word Pro Document is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Lotus Word Pro Document
LWP is an acronym for Lotus Word Pro. The Lotus Word Pro application is a word processing software distributed by IBM.
Lotus Word Pro creates documents, proposals, and reports, much like the popular Microsoft Word word processing application. However, 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 .docx file suffix.
How to open LWP files
We have identified one LWP opener that is compatible with this specific type of LWP file.
Programs that open Lotus Word Pro Document files
Last updated: January 16, 2023
All known file formats using extension .LWP
While Lotus Word Pro Document is a popular type of LWP-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .LWP file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
IBM Works for OS/2 Document
IBM Works also use the .lwp file extension. IBM Works is an office suite 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.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested seven different LWP openers which you will find listed below.
Various apps that use files with this extension
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.
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