How to Open a .WPS File
A .WPS file is a word processing document that was composed with Microsoft Works. Microsoft Works is the baby brother of Microsoft Office — it has the same sort of applications, but on a smaller scale and with a less expensive price tag.
A friend sent me a .wps file. How do I open it?
How to Open a .WPS File with Microsoft Word:
- Right click on the .WPS file. The context menu will appear.
- Click on “Open with…”.
- Click on “Select the program from a list”.
- Choose “Microsoft Office Word” from the list of programs.
- When Word opens up, a dialog box will ask if you wish to convert the .WPS file from Microsoft Works format. Click “OK”, and the document will open up in Word.
Convert a .WPS File
If you would like to change this file to a more usable format, see our article “Convert .WPS File to .DOC”.