Microsoft Works Word Processor

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File Format
Name Microsoft Works Word Processor
Ontology
Extension(s) .wps, .wpt, .bps
PRONOM fmt/258, others

This article describes the formats used by the word processor component of the Microsoft Works office suite.

See Microsoft Works for more information and resources.

Identifiers

Format Version Ext. PRONOM
Microsoft Works Word Processor 1-3 for DOS and 2 for Windows .wps fmt/163
Microsoft Works Word Processor 3-4 for Windows .wps fmt/233
Microsoft Works for Windows 4.0 .wps x-fmt/120
Microsoft Works Word Processor 5-6 .wps fmt/258
Microsoft Works Word Processor Macintosh 3 .wps fmt/272
Microsoft Works Word Processor Macintosh 4 .wps fmt/273
Works for Macintosh Document 4.0 x-fmt/5
Microsoft Works Document [backup file] .bps x-fmt/345
Works Template .wpt

Identification

Some or all early WPS files begin with bytes 01 FE.

Later versions (from Works 4.0+?) are based on Microsoft Compound File format.

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