What are WPS files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a WPS file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your WPS files.
What is a WPS file?
WPS files have multiple uses, and Microsoft Works Document is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Microsoft Works Document
WPS files are most commonly associated with the Microsoft Works word processing application.
Unlike Microsoft Word documents, WPS documents that have been created by Microsoft Works do not have advanced formatting options, and they do not usually contain macros.
The WPS format has not been used by Microsoft since 2006, since the .doc format was found to be more practical and more versatile.
How to open WPS files
We have identified four WPS openers that are compatible with this specific type of WPS file.
Programs that open Microsoft Works Document files
Last updated: July 31, 2023
All known file formats using extension .WPS
While Microsoft Works Document is a popular type of WPS-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .WPS file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Kingsoft WPS Office Document
The Kingsoft Office software (an Office-like software that is popular in China) also creates the .wps extension when saving document files.
When opening a .wps file, it is important to know whether it was generated by the Microsoft Works word processing application or the Kingsoft Office product in order to open the file properly.
WPS opener for Windows
We have identified one WPS opener that is compatible with this specific type of WPS file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of WPS files. Remember, different programs may use WPS 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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