Using OpenOffice 1.1.3 to open .wps files

By leem ยท 9 replies
Nov 30, 2004
  1. I backed up my .wps resume and school work. My computer crashed and I reformatted my hard drive. I noe only have open office, but it is not opening my wps fiiles. It will open up my .doc files.

    Are there plug ins I can get to open wps files?

    Thank you very much.
  2. fantomas

    fantomas TS Rookie

    Try WPS 2003 or Kingstorm 0.9

    If you have a mail box big enough, I can mail a wps 2003-mini edition to you, only 5 Mb. Or, you download wps 2003 or kingstorm yourself
  3. leem

    leem TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    where can I get it?

    I Looked for kingstorm and wps 2003, but they are in you know where I can download it?

    My email is
  4. leem

    leem TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    openoffice libwpd solution?

    I went to and downloaded "libwpd tools." I clicked what I downloaded and it extracted 'wpd2raw,' 'wpd2html,' and 'wpd2text' into a 'libwpd2-0.7.2' folder.

    When I click any one of those, a black box (kinda like the dos box) briefly appears and goes away--last a fraction of a fraction of a second.

    This is supposed to let OpenOffice open wdp files.

    Does anyone know how to get it to work?
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Well since those two applications seem to be command-line tools, you should open a command prompt & from there launch. Most likely you have to launch one of the application (wpd2text for example) giving it as argument the path to the wpd file that you wish to convert.

    You can always try to launch the application with the /? argument & see if it has further instructions for you.
  6. Pezgor

    Pezgor TS Rookie

    Hello, I have the same problem as leem. I use OpenOffice 1.1.2 and just now gave libwpd tools a try, but so far no luck getting it to work.

    When I run wpd2text under the command prompt it only spits back invaild commands; even throwing /? at it. I wish the authors had some documentation for the program, LOL.

    Any other ideas other than buying Word Perfect? :knock:
  7. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Usage: wpd2html <WordPerfect Document>

    Usage: wpd2text <WordPerfect Document>

    Usage: wpd2raw [OPTION] <WordPerfect Document>

    --callgraph Display the call graph nesting level
    --help Shows this help message

    TODO list for libwpd:

    Near Future:
    - Handle {right, center} tabs using tab stops instead of just inserting
    standard tabs all over the place and using our complicated justification
    - Support paragraph styles (open)
    - WordPerfect 6+ document export (Marc is planning to start work
    on this soon)
    - Support more features from WordPerfect 4.x/5.x documents (open)

    - Support for importing the following WordPerfect 6+ features (in
    approximate order of difficulty/time):
    - Text boxes and other positioned objects
    - Embedded objects (need to link up with external libraries to
    handle WPG graphics, Quattro Pro spreadsheets, etc.:
    complicated, but do-able)

    Features that the primary maintainers won't implement:
    - WordPerfect 4.x/5.x document export (can't do regression testing
    without original DOS-based programs, it's an obsolete format, ..)
  8. leem

    leem TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    I am still not sure how to get this to work. Does anyone have any suggestions to help me read my word perfect documents? Am I going to have to buy the program? I only need to read and copy a few things off my computer.
  9. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Well what happens when in a command prompt you type wpd2text followed by the path + filename of the file you wish to read ?
  10. JAY_CEE

    JAY_CEE TS Rookie

    WPD2TEXT problem

    If you are running Windows:

    Wpd2Text appears to read the WPD document and output to stdout.
    I wote a batch file that executes:
    "for %%x in (*.wpd) do wpd2text %%x >%%x.txt" (leave quotes out in cmd file)

    This will create a ".txt" file of the WPD document. Worked for me.

    YACG (Yet Another Computer Geek)
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