Help opening .wps files

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rne783

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Hello again my friends,

I need help getting .wps documents that I have saved on a flashdrive to open in a new pc with Windows 7.

I will assume I need to download a file converter- but I wasn't able to find many specific search results for one.

Any suggestions would be appreciated !

thanks :)
 

cwwozniak

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Did your Windows 7 computer come with Microsoft Works pre-installed? If so, start the Microsoft Works Word Processor and see if it will open the files.
 

rne783

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No, it didnt come with Works installed. Just Microsoft Office 2010, but it is not activated and don't plan on purchasing it.

The files open with Word through Microsoft Office 2010 trail version, but that will expire.

The computer comes installed with MIcrosoft Word Pad, which is obviously not the same as Word, and the files do not open with it.

I am in the process of downloading the Open Office program you posted- will that be something permanent I can use to open and edit the .wps files?

thanks
 

valis

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Yup. It will open all MS Office files. Matter of fact, I've got it on this pc I'm on currently.
 

valis

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forgot to mention that sometimes OO has issues with macros, don't know if you use them a lot, however.
 

rne783

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ok, cool.. well im not the one who uses the programs, its for my brother's business.. so he would need to make envelope mailing labels and things of that sort- could those business type things be done using just Microsoft Word Pad? I am trying to avoid having him spend $150 on Microsoft Office 2010, when he really doesn't need all of that. Perhaps there is another free program he can get to do those types of simple business things?
 

rne783

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Also, is there any way to get the Microsoft Works software off of his old Compaq running Windows XP? I am guessing that'd be a no.. but hopeful...
 

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he should be able to to use OO to make mailing labels.....I just use it an alternative to Office on this laptop, but then again, I don't make mailing labels in Office, either.
 
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