.WPS File Extension

There are 3 file types use the .WPS file extension:

  1. Microsoft Works Word Processor Document
  2. Kingsoft Writer Document
  3. Translator's Workbench Project File

1. Microsoft Works Word Processor Document

Microsoft Works Word Processor Document
  • Developer Microsoft
  • Popularity
    3.5 (98 votes)
  • Category Text Files
  • Format Binary

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 File → Open, selecting "All Files (*.*)" in the File Type 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).

Software's name License Platforms
File Viewer Plus File Viewer Plus Free Trial Windows
LibreOffice LibreOffice Open Source LinuxMacWindows
Microsoft Office Microsoft Office Commercial AndroidiOSMacWindows
Microsoft Works Microsoft Works Commercial Windows
NCH Doxillion NCH Doxillion Free Trial Windows
OxygenOffice Professional OxygenOffice Professional Free Linux
Planamesa NeoOffice Planamesa NeoOffice Commercial Mac

Updated: April 23, 2021

2. Kingsoft Writer Document

Kingsoft Writer Document
  • Developer Kingsoft
  • Popularity
    3.4 (86 votes)
  • Category Text Files
  • Format Binary

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).

Software's name License Platforms
Kingsoft WPS Office Kingsoft WPS Office Freeware LinuxMacWindows
Kingsoft WPS Office for Android Kingsoft WPS Office for Android Freeware Android
Kingsoft WPS Office for iOS Kingsoft WPS Office for iOS Free+ iOS

Updated: October 10, 2020

3. Translator's Workbench Project File

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.

Software's name License Platforms
SDL Translator's Workbench SDL Translator's Workbench Windows

Updated: October 1, 2010

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