[Solved] How to open Microsoft Works Documents

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[Solved] How to open Microsoft Works Documents

Postby lbuchana » Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:51 am

Hi,
I have Microsoft Works (not Word). How do I open files with the extension .wps. I've looked at the FAQ's but have not found an answer to that extension.
Thanks.

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Re: Microsoft Works Word Processor

Postby franx » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:25 am

Hi,
... FAQ - Writer - Document Management ...
How can I open Microsoft Works wordprocessor files (.wps)?
http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wik ... Management
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Re: Microsoft Works Word Processor

Postby TheGurkha » Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:12 pm

OOo won't open .wps. It's another proprietary lock-in file format.

Go-oo opens them, apparently, or you can use Zamzar (free on line conversion site, convert them to .doc or .odt) or Works if you still have it (open them and save as .doc).

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Re: How to open Microsoft Works Documents

Postby lbuchana » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:20 am

Thanks, it worked.
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Re: [Solved] How to open Microsoft Works Documents

Postby bigpighodges » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:22 pm

Does GoOo co-exist with or replace OO? Any plans to get support for WPS in mainstream OO?
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Re: [Solved] How to open Microsoft Works Documents

Postby PGAGA » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:39 pm

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bigpighodges wrote:Does GoOo co-exist with or replace OO? Any plans to get support for WPS in mainstream OO?


Yes they can coexist, but will use the same profile unless one edits bootstrap.ini to change a profile location.

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Re: [Solved] How to open Microsoft Works Documents

Postby TheGurkha » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:40 pm

bigpighodges wrote:Any plans to get support for WPS in mainstream OOo?


If it isn't there by now, I doubt it. All the efforts in that area will be taken up with read/write functionality for the the modern and current Microsoft formats.
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Re: [Solved] How to open Microsoft Works Documents

Postby franx » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:20 pm

Hi,
bigpighodges wrote:[...] Any plans to get support for WPS in mainstream OO?

... you might have a look at →
Issue 8938 - import/export filters for Microsoft Works (.wdb, .wps and .wks)
- particularly the comments from Mar 9 2007 (desc15) to Aug 27 2007 (desc36) ...
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Re: [Solved] How to open Microsoft Works Documents

Postby mac-user » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:55 pm

hello,
I'd liked to open a 27.0 MB document (Musicnotes, complete works of the composer F.Sor). The blue MSW icon jumpet right up at the dog on my Mac os x 10.5.8. which I never bought, so I tried to open it with OO 3.1.0. and it froze.
I hope I did not repeat a problem already somebody discussed here before. I am new so please forgive me if that is the case. But for everybody desperate it is equally importent to find a solution. Is this file too big?

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