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  1.    03 Mar 2017 #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred22 View Post
    This is what happens when I upload the file in a zipped folder...hope this helps. Attachment 123500
    The document opened fine in my Works 9, I resaved it as a .doc file which you should be able to open in OpenOffice or LibreOffice in addition to Wordpad [Start, W section, Windows Accessories]. The .doc file also opened in LibreOffice. The original .wps file opens fine in LibreOffice Writer.
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  2.    03 Mar 2017 #42
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    I can open that .wps document in Libre Office Portable. Just run LibreOfficePortable.exe and use its 'Open File' to browse and find it. It will automatically open that document in Writer. Then I could 'Save as..' a .docx (or any other) format.

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  3.    03 Mar 2017 #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    The document opened fine in my Works 9, I resaved it as a .doc file which you should be able to open in OpenOffice or LibreOffice in addition to Wordpad [Start, W section, Windows Accessories]. The .doc file also opened in LibreOffice. The original .wps file opens fine in LibreOffice Writer.
    But I don't have Works 9. If I did, I could open those files too. I want to be able to click on a file like I just sent you and have it open in OfficeLibre or OpenOffice and that's not happening. Can I convert these old files as .doc files like you did and if so, how? Thanks for your assistance.
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  4.    03 Mar 2017 #44
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    Just open the unzipped or original .wps file in LibreOffice and resave as desired, it works with many formats. Could try in OpenOffice but the latest version may not support it. Can also open the .doc file in the programs I mentioned and resave.
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  5.    03 Mar 2017 #45
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Just open the unzipped or original .wps file in LibreOffice and resave as desired, it works with many formats. Could try in OpenOffice but the latest version may not support it....
    The current Libre Office Portable 5.3.0 has no trouble opening it. OOo3 doesn't support Works formats, apparently.
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  6.    03 Mar 2017 #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Just open the unzipped or original .wps file in LibreOffice and resave as desired, it works with many formats. Could try in OpenOffice but the latest version may not support it. Can also open the .doc file in the programs I mentioned and resave.
    Maybe I'm not making myself clear. The file will not open in LibreOffice, already tried several times. I do get a dialogue page that opens suggesting different ways to open the file, but haven't found anything that works yet. If .doc is on the list I'll try that.
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  7.    03 Mar 2017 #47
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred22 View Post
    Maybe I'm not making myself clear. The file will not open in LibreOffice, already tried several times. I do get a dialogue page that opens suggesting different ways to open the file, but haven't found anything that works yet...
    I downloaded Libre Office Portable 5.3.0 and tested it on your document. It works. Open it as I described and it should work for you too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    I can open that .wps document in Libre Office Portable. Just run LibreOfficePortable.exe and use its 'Open File' to browse and find it. It will automatically open that document in Writer. Then I could 'Save as..' a .docx (or any other) format.

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  8.    03 Mar 2017 #48
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    Okay, I'll try.
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  9.    03 Mar 2017 #49
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    I did as you suggested and it worked. The file opened as an OpenOffice file, not Libre.
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  10.    03 Mar 2017 #50
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    And now OpenOffice will not open, but I can open the docs. in Libre and they open as .odt files. I guess that will work.
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