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can libre office open wps files?

asked 2017-12-13 03:04:10 +0200

Hilde gravatar image

I have a Chromebook and have many wps files from an old computer that is dead. Microsoft Word is supposed to open these files but I tried to open one with Open Office Writer and could not. Can the Libre Office word processor open them?

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What WPS stands for? I made sample document in WPS office and saved it as wps. LO 5.3.7 opens it with ease. Formating is just i little bit off, but it does open. What you could also try, as you're using Chromebook, is adding these files to a Google Docs and trying to convert them to more suitable format.

Kruno gravatar imageKruno ( 2017-12-13 08:23:34 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-12-14 01:01:32 +0200

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Hello @Hilde,

Yes, LibreOffice can open .wps files ( If you mean files with a .wps extension that were created by MS Works or MS Works for Mac ). Both LibreOffice Writer and LibreOffice Calc have an import filter for .wps files.

If instead you meant by “wps files” files that were created by the “WPS Office” ( a.k.a. “Kingsoft Office” ), as already refered to in the answer by @Kruno, it should be no problem to open them in LibreOffice. Also the program “WPS Office” can save files as .odf and .ods. ( btw. “WPS” in that case stands for “Writer Presentation Spreadsheet” ).

HTH, lib

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