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I just downloaded open office. I usually use microsoft works but was told that this was a better program. The problem is that I can't get open office to open my works (.wps) documents. Is there a way to fix this? And, if so, is it worth my time? Are there better free programs? Thanks alot.
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I personally like OpenOffice, but I only use it at home and have not had much chance to do anything involved with it.

From the OpenOffice FAQ (http://user-faq.openoffice.org):

MSWorks files have a proprietary format which is being kept secret by Microsoft. However a reasonable workaround is to save your WKS files as RTF files. OpenOffice can read and write RTF files. However there is a Microsoft utility for converting the wks files : go to this Microsoft website (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdate/default.aspx?displaylang=EN) and in section 1 for “Product” select “Word” and for “Version” select “All Versions”. Then in section 2 select “Converters and Viewers” and click on the “Update List” link. You should then have listed below a link for the relevant converter.
 

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I use is microsoft works, not microsoft office. My default files are in .wps not wks. And these are ALOT of documents to resave. Will this converter work for that?
 

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Haven't done it, just passing the info along. It says it IS for Works, tho I don't think you really even need the converter. Just open up the file in OO as an rtf file, right? I would suggest you make backups first, tho. Caution rarely hurts.
 

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Cool. Good luck. :up:
 
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