How to Convert a WPS File Extension

Microsoft Works is a word processing program that used to come free with nearly all PCs. It was the original word processing program when DOS was introduced in the late-1980s, and now it has virtually disappeared, being replaced by Microsoft Word, OpenOffice Writer, AbiWord and other word processors. Microsoft Works files have a ".wps" file extension, but those files still can be used if the file format is converted.

Instructions

    • 1

      Launch Microsoft Word and click "Open."

    • 2

      Navigate to and select the Microsoft Works file that you would like to convert, and click "Open."

    • 3

      Microsoft Word should convert the file as it opens. Click "Save." Microsoft should save the file in the Microsoft Word format.

    • 4

      If you have Microsoft Works, open the file. Select "File" and choose "Save As." You should be able to save the file as a text file.

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