There are 3 file types use the .WPS file extension:
- Microsoft Works Word Processor Document
- Kingsoft Writer Document
- Translator's Workbench Project File
1. Microsoft Works Word Processor Document
A WPS file is a document created with Microsoft Works Word Processor, a word-processing application included with the Microsoft Works productivity suite. It contains document elements similar to a Microsoft Word (.DOC) document but does not support advanced formatting options and macros that a Word document may contain.
You can open WPS files with Microsoft Works Word Processor if you still have access to it (discontinued in 2009). You can also open WPS files (version 6.0 or later) with Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel by clicking, selecting "All Files (*.*)" in the dropdown menu, then choosing the WPS file you want to open.
Other applications that support WPS files include the Writer word processor included with LibreOffice (multiplatform), Planamesa NeoOffice (macOS), and OxygenOffice Professional (Linux).
Updated: April 23, 2021
2. Kingsoft Writer Document
A WPS file is a word processing document created by Kingsoft Writer, a word processor that is part of the Kingsoft WPS Office suite. It contains text, images, and page formatting. WPS files are similar to Microsoft Word documents (.DOC or .DOCX files).
Updated: October 10, 2020
3. Translator's Workbench Project File
Project settings file saved by Translator's Workbench, a language translation and localization program; stores settings used for translating application text into another language; enables users to store and reuse translation memory system properties.
SDL replaced Translator's Workbench with the newer SDL Trados Studio software.
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Updated: October 1, 2010