How to Open WPS Files
A WPS file is a word processing document created in Microsoft Works. WPS files can be opened using Microsoft Word on Windows computers, a third-party WPS viewer on Mac OS X, or with an online file converter or file viewer website.
Part 1Opening WPS Files in Windows
1Windows will automatically open the file using Microsoft Word or a compatible viewer program on your computer. If the WPS file fails to open, proceed with the following steps to open the file using the Works Converter in Word.
3//www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=12. This page is the downloads page for the Microsoft Works File Converter.
5This will launch the installer wizard.
8” If using Microsoft Word 2000, 2002, or 2003, click on “File” and select “Open.”
10” The WPS document will now open in Microsoft Word. If the WPS document fails to open, the file may have been created in an earlier version of Microsoft Works. Download the Microsoft Works 4 File Converter from , then repeat steps #4 through #10 to open the WPS document.
Part 2Opening WPS Files in Mac OS X
1Mac OS X will automatically open the file using a compatible viewer program installed on your computer. If the WPS file fails to open, proceed with the following steps to open the file using a third-party WPS viewer.
2” This will launch the Apple App Store window.
3This will display a list of free and paid file viewer apps that can open WPS files. An example of free, high-rated WPS file viewer apps you can use is the File Viewer by Sharpened Productions at
Part 3Using an Online File Viewer
2Examples of search terms you can use are “wps file converter” and “wps file viewer.”
3Examples of websites that offer online WPS file viewer or file conversion services are Zamzar, Online-Convert, FileMinx, and CloudConvert.
4In most cases, you’ll be instructed to select the WPS file on your computer, as well as the format to which you want the file converted, such as DOC or PDF. Some online file viewer websites may have restrictions on file sizes. If the WPS file you want opened is too large, open the WPS file using Methods One or Two in this article to view the file in Windows or Mac OS X.