What app can open wps file on iPad?

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    I gote an email with wps- file attached. What app can open this kind of file in iPad?
    If there is no app for it, then what is the easiest thing to do/ convert it with?

    Thanks,
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    Wow. Someone is using old software, somewhere. :) That's an old Microsoft Works document and I don't believe there is "an app for that" as Microsoft discontinued the software in 2010 (so I don't believe any app would have been developed to read it).

    So, you'll have to use a computer to read it or convert that file to either a Microsoft Word file (.doc/.docx) or a text file. for. What I read, the current versions of Microsoft Word can read the wps file. Then, once it's opened, you can save it to a "regular" Word document so you can view it on the iPad. That's if you have a PC with Microsoft Word...

    For people with Macs, it's a more difficult story. The Macintosh version of Microsoft works was also discontinued, so you probably can't open/convert it using Works for Mac. But, again from what I read, if you have Mac OS X and a program called NeoOffice (v2.2. or later), then you can open the file.

    That's about it. Or, you can ask the sender of the file to change it to a Word document so you don't have to do all the conversion for you. Other than that, that's all I got. Good luck.

    Marilyn
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    There is an app for that, after all. :) Works Viewer for iPhone/iPad can open Microsoft Works for Windows documents.
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    Download CloudOn on any Apple device to view AND edit a .WPS file. The best part is, it's free!
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    Thanks for your input; we always appreciate members helping each other out.

    However, this is an old thread. Either the original poster has found the answer elsewhere or has moved on (the originator's last post was in July 2012).

    Therefore, this thread is closed. Thanks for your understanding.

    Marilyn
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