Cannot open .wps files ??

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Cannot open .wps files ??

Postby Kerbabbyroad » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:00 pm

About two years back I installed open office on another computer so I could view .wps files. It worked perfectly. However, I just installed version 3.3 on a new computer with Windows 7 and whenever I open a .wps file, nothing happens :( It opens the 'browse documents' window, and when I click a file that window disappears as if it is going to open it, but nothing at all happens.
Any ideas :?:
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Re: Cannot open .wps files ??

Postby RoryOF » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:19 pm

Try http://www.zamzar.com for an email file conversion service. If you have moved away from .wps files, convert them all and be done with it.
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Re: Cannot open .wps files ??

Postby peterroots » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:25 pm

I assume you mean you are clicking the .wps file in explorer but I am not sure. Are you doing this or opening via the open icon or menu option on OpenOffice?
If the former it is probably the file association that is set up wrong. Right click the file and 'open with' then pick openoffice as the default program
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Re: Cannot open .wps files ??

Postby thomasjk » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:46 am

OOo 3.3 does not open .wps files but Libreoffice does http://www.libreoffice.org/download
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Re: Cannot open .wps files ??

Postby peterroots » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:35 pm

Thomasjk - I did not know that (I use LO so not had to worry about not having this!)
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Re: Cannot open .wps files ??

Postby Kerbabbyroad » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:33 am

Thank you! I didn't know that either, but no it makes sense. I could swear it worked before but that was the other computer.. Thanks for the info, and the link to libreoffice.
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Re: Cannot open .wps files ??

Postby PGAGA » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:36 pm

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

It probably worked on the other computer because you were using the Go-oo.org version of OOo. Its code is now in LO.

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