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Old 05-18-2006, 01:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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iv just had a go at this and the only conclusion i have com up with is that these files are corrupeted, or the owner (mum) has uninstalled the software needed to view it. They were originally text documents made in Works 02 and now she is using Word XP and its not letting me view any of them. It just keeps comming out as code, even when i try the different decrypters its still not readable. Unicode makes it about 15% decoded. The extention name is .WPS, i want these to be word documents. can anyone help me?
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Old 05-18-2006, 01:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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give this a go...
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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try this

http://online.nwtc.edu/help/help-converter.htm
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File Type Microsoft Works Word Processor Document
File Format Text File
Common? Yes
File Description Text document created with Microsoft Works
Program(s) to open a wps file Mac: Microsoft Word
Windows: Microsoft Works or Microsoft Word
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go open it back up in the machine that you have MS works (wps stand for works processing something, I forget the last part) on. then hit file, save.

save it as a word document file (.doc).

some versions of office 2003 can recognize it, but some can't.
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There is an word processor program WPS office. They use the wps as the extension name for file.

It can be reached here http://www.kingsoft.com/en/wps.shtml
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There is an word processor program WPS office. They use the wps as the extension name for file.

It can be reached here http://www.kingsoft.com/en/wps.shtml
yes, but it more than likely that he is using a ms works document
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yes, but it more than likely that he is using a ms works document
If he can't open it by works, just have a try.
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If he can't open it by works, just have a try.
that makes sense
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