A wps file is from Microsoft’s Works word processing software. Many of the newer word processing programs will have a hard time identifying this particular extension. While most of the problems arise from people who use Apple computers, the wps format can cause headaches on any computer. If you have a wps file that you need to open, the easiest way is to download a free copy of Open Office.
Open Office is an ambitious project designed to allow people to view any format for free. The development is not controlled by a company or corporate entity. It is a collective group of dedicated software engineers who believe that you should be able to work with any document regardless of which program created it.
To open a wps file in Open Office is easy. Start the program and simply open the file. If you cannot see the file in your selection list, scroll down on the file extension choices and select WPS 2000/Office 1.0 (*.wps).
With so many different word processing programs available these days, sooner or later someone will send you a document you cannot open. Perhaps you do not have the right word processing program or maybe you do not have the right operating system. Luckily, Open Office can help you deal with pretty much any format. It works on all operating systems and the best part is it is free.