My friend has not got access to these discussions and asked me to post this question for him ....... sorry if it's not the correct forum.
Here is the email he sent me:-
I have a number of documents stored on floppy discs and want to bring them up on my iMac G5 OSX v 10.4.11 computer. A friend transferred the documents to CD using his PC which handles floppy's and CD's. After inserting the CD into my computer all 39 documents come up in three columns of 13. Two of the documents are .doc types, the rest are .wps. If I click on either of the .docs the printed document appears on the screen. If I click on any of the .wps's no printed document appear!!
How can I cause the .wps's to reveal their contents?
24" 2.8 GHz (Penryn) iMac + LaCie d2 Quadra 500GB HD, Mac OS X (10.5.2), FCE 4 + FCP 6.0.3 etc.
Solved by stedman1 on Aug 19, 2008 5:26 PM
Hi Ian: I believe Neo Office will open a .wps file. I haven't tried it, but it is listed as a useable file type. It can then be converted to any of the available, file formats. It is available for free here: http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/download.php#downloadStedman
Reply by Carolyn Samit on Aug 19, 2008 11:55 AM
Hi Ian,This tip is from: DennisG <I'm pretty sure that a .wps extension indicates a file that was created in Microsoft Works, not Word -- and that can't be opened in Pages. Your friend needs to re-save it in Word, RTF, or text format.>Here is the thread: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1389123&tstart=3885Carolyn
A .wps file is a Microsoft Works document. It may be possible to open that file from within the application that opened the .doc file. Other than that there are converters one can add to Word to open MSW's files.
This tip is from: DennisG <I'm pretty sure that a .wps extension indicates a file that was created in Microsoft Works, not Word -- and that can't be opened in Pages. Your friend needs to re-save it in Word, RTF, or text format.>