Microsoft Works files on the Mac?

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  1. Spectrum macrumors 6502a

    Spectrum

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    Just moving some files from a PC laptop to an iBook. All the document files are in the Microsoft Works format (.wps I think).

    Anybody, know of a way of opening/converting these into something useful on OS X ?

    Cheers.
     
  2. KershMan macrumors 6502

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    convert them to RTF (rich text format) on the PC. That will open in Pages, Text, and MS Word on a Mac.
     
  3. bobert1985 macrumors member

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    I had the same problem for some particularly old documents. I found out about zamzar.com where they can convert the file for you to pretty much any normal format. It worked like a charm!
     
  4. redribben macrumors newbie

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    cant you just right click on the file and type open with microsoft word?
     
  5. bobert1985 macrumors member

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    redribben said:
    First, I believe you mean click open in Microsoft Word. Second, no. Microsoft Works files are not compatible with Microsoft Word. It's even harder to convert on the Mac side because of the lack of a version of Microsoft Works available.
     
  6. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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    What I do with MS Works file is to save them as doc and xlr files. Databases can be exported to DBF.
     
  7. jarodharris macrumors newbie

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    Libreoffice for mac opens and edits Microsoft Works files including .wps files very well I find
     

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