On 09/21/2016 09:25 PM, James Plante wrote:
The .wps file was produced by Microsoft Works, and to my knowledge, only Works 
will open it. If you can find a copy somewhere, open it and save as .txt or 
.rtf in order to be able to save the content. The formatting will be mostly 
lost, but you’ll have the content that can be opened by AOO; then you can 
reformat it if desired.


On Sep 21, 2016, at 9:15 AM, danwade2...@comcast.net wrote:

Don't seem to have a problem opening spreadsheets from win XP.
Have not been able to open wordprocessing docs...XP doc has .wps and after copying to flash drive and trying to open on laptop the .wps changes to Window Media Player and doc will not open. Am I not following the right path?
There are a number of entries in Google on how to open such a file. The ones I saw depend on another Microsoft program, like Word. One of them said to open the file in a Word document, or as I understand it, start a Word document program, and then select OPEN (if that's the command) and then open the .wps file as if it were a regular Word file, and it will. Maybe this would work in one of the many editors or word processor files in Linux--wouldn't hurt to try.

There is also in Google a file translate routine from some outfit. Unless the file is super confidential, you could just post a copy to them and they would send it back in some format you could read. (I'm sure the translate function is automated--nobody would have time to read all the stuff they get sent!)


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