wps file

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    j_maddison

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    Does anyone know how I can open a wps file on my mac. I think its a word perfect document, but not sure.

    Your help would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks
    Jason

    12" Powerbook G4 867mhz; Mac OS X (10.3.x); 640mb RAM
     
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    j_maddison

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    I also have a problem "WPS" file, but I know this is a Microsoft Works file. I have Microsoft Word X for Mac (as part of Office). I also have Apple Pages (part of Work).

    Neither are able to open this.

    Any help, please?

    Is there a converter I can download?
    Even if it cost a few bucks, it doesn't have to be a free app, but it absolutely has to work.

    Thank you for any assistance.
     
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    j_maddison

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    I think I opend it in appleworks in the end

    If you still cant open it, private message me and i'll give you my e mail address. If the file isnt sensitive; I'll see if i can open it and e mail it back to you in a word dock or pdf for you.

    I'm sure I opend it in appleworks though

    Jason
     
  5. macrumors G4

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    The .wps is a Microsoft Works file. For whatever reason, it is a popular format in school/university computer labs. It is the bane of instructors who receive files in this format as assignment submissions. MacLinkPlus Deluxe handles to this format.

    (Edited to correct error in file format.)
     
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    Shazam. $80 to open one file. That sucks. It is a file of a sensative nature, in a corespondence with an individual I'm doing some business with. He keeps INSISTING that the file was created with Microsoft Works and that he saves it as a "Microsoft Word" file. I've gone round and round with him about it. This is the second time I've been through this with him. He's not the most computer savvy guy and I knew I'd have to go elsewhere to solve this problem. So you think I should spring for this app, eh? How perfectly does it convert the file?
     
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    MacLink Plus Deluxe is a godsend to Mac users who receive non-Office documents from colleagues. Back in the day, Corel bundled MacLink Plus Deluxe with Corel WordPerfect. Claris/Apple bundled it with ClarisWorks/AppleWorks. If you expect to receive only one MS Word Works file in your life, then MacLink Plus Deluxe is not worth it. If, however, you exchange files with others on a regular basis, it can save your bacon. And you won't have to scold your colleagues for sending files in bizarre, antiquated formats.
     
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    Djjackie

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    Wps file

    Hi all

    Is the way for me to open a wps file on my ipad? I tried to open it in google drive but all I got was a blank page.

    I hope someone can help me
     
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    j_maddison

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    I've had a look at about twenty word processor and office bundled on the App Store and I can't see any that list Wps files in the description. Do you have access to a desktop? Or is the iPad your primary device?
     
  10. macrumors G4

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    Just to be clear, .wps is an ancient Microsoft Works format. Microsoft released the most recent version of Microsoft Works in 2008--2007, actually--more than five years ago. In 2000, twelve years ago and eight year before Microsoft abandoned Works, Works abandoned the .wps format in favor of the Word .doc format.

    You will not find an iOS converter for this ancient format. There are, however, converters available on the Microsoft website. If you have access to a Windows computer, then you may convert .wps files before transferring them to your iOS device.
     

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