Microsoft Works is an entry-level office software product that some computer manufacturers bundled with new computers until Microsoft discontinued the product following the release of Works 9. If you encounter a document with the extension WPS, it was created using the Microsoft Works Word Processor. You can convert it to the more common RTF format using a free conversion utility from Microsoft.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Microsoft Word
Download the Microsoft Works 6-9 File Converter from Microsoft.com. Save the installation utility to the desktop.
Double-click the file "Works632_en-US.msi" when the download is complete.
Place a check in the box at the bottom of the window to indicate that you accept Microsoft's software license agreement, and then click "Install."
Click "Finish" when the conversion utility is finished installing.
Open Microsoft Word.
Click the blue "File" button in the upper left corner of the window, and then click "Open."
Click the "Files of type" drop-down menu at the bottom of the file browser window, and select "All Files."
Locate the WPS file that you want to convert, and double-click it to open it in Word. Word opens the document.
Click the "File" button again, and then click "Save as."
Click the "Save as type" drop-down menu at the bottom of the file browser window, and select "Rich Text Format."
Click the "Save" button.
Tips and warnings
- If you have Microsoft Works installed, open the WPS document that you want to convert using the Works Word Processor. Click "File" and "Save as" to save the file in the RTF format.
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