Blocked microsoft word file types

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  1. danvan21 macrumors regular

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    I got a .wps file from a friend containing all the answers to our presentation in buisness class. he emailed it to me and i tried to open it in word 08 but i got an error that it was a blocked file type. wft? I tried to save it as a docx and open it but again, it said its a blocked file type. This is why is switched to macs cause Windows gives youa billion errors and mac os x just works. Any toughts on how to get around this? i tried microsoft support but it said to save it as a docx or get an older version of windows. kinda BS in my opinion.

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    wps is not a Word file type. It's a Microsoft Works file. As per this link it's not supported by Word on the Mac. I suggest you get your friend to resend it as a doc file.
     
  3. danvan21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, but the guy is kinda an idiot and barly knows how to turn his netbook on. Is there anyway i can convert it?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Certainly not easily. This thread provides one solution...
     
  5. GregE macrumors 6502

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    Send it to me and I will open it on my PC and change it to a doc or docx file for you.
     

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