How to open WPS. Have you found a series of documents in WPS format on an old disk and don't know which program to open them with? Don't worry, by following the tips below you can solve the problem in four and four. WPS files are nothing more than text documents created with Microsoft Works, a productivity suite that has fallen out of use long enough for the Redmond company to propose an inexpensive alternative to the popular Office.

Fortunately, today it is not necessary for Works to decrypt the contents of those files, in fact it is possible to rely on totally free alternative solutions compatible with Windows and Mac. So let's ban the talk and see in detail how to open WPS. I can assure you that it is not complicated at all and that it is not necessary to have special technical skills.

Ah, I almost forgot: if I prefer, at the end of the article it will also be my concern to show you how to do it by converting the format in question to Word, resorting to the use of some special online services so that you can see the content of the "offensive" document in a simple and fast way and with the programs of edition video you use regularly.

How to open WPS with programs

First of all, let's try to understand how open files WPS resorting to the use of special computer programs. If you intend to open them to view only the relative content or modify them, you can rely on the software below.

They are free for Windows and Mac and can perfectly fulfill the purpose for which they are intended. Try them now and you will see that you will not regret it.

LibreOffice (Windows / Mac)

The first resource I invite you to use to open WPS is LibreOffice. It is the best free and open source alternative to Microsoft Office, which is a productivity suite that includes tools for write documents, develop spreadsheets, manage databases, prepare presentations and much more compatible with all Office files.

It is available for Windows and Mac (as well as Linux), it is very easy to use and it is completely in Spanish.

To download LibreOffice on your PC, connect to your website and click on the button Download version 6.xx that you find at the top. Then open the suite installation package and click run,  en siguiente twice in a row, install, yes and in final To finish the configuration.

At this point, start LibreOffice and select the Works document to view and / or modify by going to the menu Archives de writer (the word processing application included in the package) and hit Open ... Or, more simply, drag the file into the program window.

As anticipated, LibreOffice is also available on Mac. If you have such a PC, follow the instructions above to download the software and click on the link LibreOffice_x.x_MacOS_x86_langpack_it.dmg to also download the language files required for translate the Spanish suite (in Windows everything is included in the main installation package).

Once the download is complete, open the LibreOffice package in .dmg format and drag the software icon to the folder applications macOS, then open the dmg package with the language files and start the application LibreOffice Language Pack translate the interface into Spanish.

If you get error messages when you try to start LibreOffice or its language pack, right click on its icons and choose the item open  from the menu that appears and the window that appears on the desktop to solve the problem, avoiding the limitations imposed by Apple on authorized developers.

OpenOffice (Windows / Mac)

As an alternative to LibreOffice, you can contact OpenOffice. Have you never heard of that? No problem, let's fix it right away. This is a free, open source productivity suite that represents another valid "free" alternative to the Microsoft Office suite.

Until some time ago it was the best of all, but today it shares this honor with the aforementioned LibreOffice, with which it shares part of the source code. It is compatible with Windows and macOS (as well as Linux) and is very easy to use.

To use it for your purpose, first connect to the suite website and download it by clicking the button Download located in the center of the page and in Download the full version (recommended) present on the next screen.

When the download is complete, open the OpenOffice installation package and complete the configuration by first clicking on yes and in siguiente, install, en siguiente three consecutive times, install and in final.

When the installation is finished, open OpenOffice, click the button siguiente and complete the proposed form by writing your name, surname and initials, then click on the button final.

If what you are using is a Mac, after downloading the installation file, open the package in obtained .dmg format, drag the OpenOffice icon contained inside the folder applications macOS and double click on it to start the program.

If an error message appears when doing this, first right-click on the suite icon and choose the item open from the menu that appears and in response to the on-screen warning to open OpenOffice avoiding the limitations imposed by Apple against developers not authorized by the company.

Now, regardless of operating system in use, start OpenOffice and then click Archives  placed at the top of the program window and select the item Open … from the menu that appears to show the reference file in wirter (the word processor application included in the suite). Alternatively, you can open the WPS of your interest by dragging it directly into the program window.

Convert WPS files to other formats so you can open them

If you are looking for an alternative way to the above. especially if you want to make your life easier and make WPS documents "digestible" not only from all major word processors for PCs but also from mobile phones and tablets (using suitable applications for that purpose, like the ones I mentioned in my publications in Office for Android and Office for iPad), use one of the many conversion services available online and convert them into common Word documents.


The first of the services I want to suggest you use to convert your WPS files into Word documents is DocsPal.

It is free, in Spanish and allows you to convert the type of file in question (but not only) directly and comfortably from the browser window. It does not require any registration to be used, but it does impose some limitations: the weight of the files to upload cannot exceed 50 MB and it is not possible to upload more than 5 files at the same time.

To find out how it works, go to its home page, Click the button Browse the file present in the newsroom Step 1: and select the WPS file you want to convert to Word. Alternatively, drag the file to be converted directly into the browser window by dropping it in the section Just drag and drop your files here.

If the WPS file you want to work on is already online, you can directly indicate its URL in the field found in the newsroom Enter the URL of the file:.

Then use the menu on the right, next to the section Step 2: to select the voice DOC - Document of Microsoft Word o DOCX - Microsoft Word 2007 document (depends on your needs)

Then go to the section Step 3:, check the box next to the article Send a download link to my email address (optional): type your email address in the field below if you would like to receive a link to your converted file also directly in your email box and click Convert your files to start the conversion process.

When the procedure is complete, click on the file name below the redaction Converted files: to download the final file to your PC.

If you have previously also provided your email address to receive the link to download the file, you can download the WPS file transformed into Word by opening the message that the service sent you and clicking the link it contains.


As an alternative to the previous service, you can appeal to zamzar. This is another free online resource that allows you to transform WPS files into Word documents, as well as, of course, intervene in other file formats.

All uploaded documents are removed from the serving servers within 24 hours of uploading. It should also be noted that the uploaded files cannot exceed the maximum size of 50 MB (unless you subscribe to one of the paid plans of the service).

To use it, first connect to the Zamzar home page and click the button Choose files ... present in the section Step 1:. In the window that opens, find the WPS file that you want to convert to Word so you can open it smoothly, select it, and click the button to open it. Alternatively, drag the WPS files you want to convert directly into the browser window taking them to writing Drop your files here which will appear if necessary.

If, on the other hand, the WPS file you want to transform into Word is online and not on your PC, you can download it directly from the Web by clicking on the tab Url converter Zamzar and filling in the field you find in the newsroom Step 1: with the related link.

Then select the article doctor or that docx (depends on your needs) in the drop-down menu of the section Step 2: and enter your email address in the field you find in the section Step 3:.

When doing this, I recommend verifying that the email entered is correct, as the link to download the converted file will be provided by email to the indicated address.

Then click on the button convert and, in the window that appears, press the button to accept. So please wait for the WPS document upload to complete to convert it to Word and if everything went in the right direction you will see a new written page appear Complete the file upload.

At this point, all you have to do is wait for Zamzar to process and convert the file (they can even be fast for several hours!). Then you will receive, as anticipated in some previous lines, an email from the service with a link within which you can click to download the converted file.