WPD File - opening and understanding

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

What is a WPD file?

The .wpd extension is most commonly assigned to files that have been created in Corel WordPerfect. WordPerfect is a word processing application that is included with purchase of the WordPerfect Office suite. WPD files can contain tables, drawn objects, formatted text and graphics.

The .wpd extension is also assigned to documents that have been created with the 602PC Suite. This suite is an alternative to the Microsoft Word suite of office products. These WPD documents contain text documents that have been created with the 602PC text editor that is included in the 602PC suite.

In some situations a .wpd file may also contain a Windows printer driver or an audio file that has been created by the SAW Studio software.

How to open WPD 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 WPD for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different WPD openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension WPD

While we know of one file format using the .WPD 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 .WPD file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
DoxillionDoxillionUser submitted
OpenOffice.org WriterOpenOffice.org WriterUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
WordPerfectWordPerfectUser submitted
LibreOffice WriterLibreOffice WriterUser submitted
StarOffice WriterStarOffice WriterUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
Microsoft WordMicrosoft WordUser submitted
602Text602TextUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with WPD-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 WPD-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!