Answered By: Amy Krug
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2015     Views: 75

.wps files are created using Microsoft Works - the Library doesn't have this program on the public computers, but Microsoft Word is available and it can be used to open this type of file:

  • Open the email message.
  • Right click on the file name.
  • Click the "Save Link As" or "Save Target As" option.
  • Make sure the "Save In" is set to Desktop and click the Save button.
  • Open Microsoft Word.
  • Click Open a file.
  • Change the "Look In" to Desktop.
  • Use the "Files of type" pulldown to choose "Works 6.0-9.0" - it may be near the bottom of the list.
  • Your file should appear in the list of documents - click the name of your file and then the Open button.

Tip: You might want to use the "Save As" option to save the file as a Microsoft Word file - Word is the standard software at HCC and some professors will not accept electronic attachments if the file is not a Microsoft Word document.

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