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[edit] Work With Most Files - DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, HTML, ODT, PDF, TXT, RTF, WPD**

  • OpenOffice.org - http://OpenOffice.org - Though not as refined as word, this feature-packed software can open most files. This free download is almost 100MB. Having a copy of OpenOffice.org on your computer should ensure that you can open most files. OpenOffice.org is also the best (and perhaps only) free option for MS Word XML/DOCX, Word Perfect WPD files and OpenDocument formated files.

Note ** Reading .WPD files including more than only text isn't possible. Graphics e.g. are not imported. .WPG files are not supported.

[edit] PDF

[edit] ODT - OpenDocument

[edit] RTF

  • WordPad - This is free software that comes with every copy of Windows in the Accessories section of the Start menu.

[edit] MS Word DOC

  • WordPad - This is free software that comes with every copy of Windows in the Accessories section of the Start menu. DOC is the default MS Word format for MS Word XP and earlier.

[edit] MS Power Point PPT PPS

[edit] MS OFFICE 2007, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX

  • Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

default MS Word format for MS Word XP and earlier. This free compatibility upgrade will allow owners of older version of MS Office to open newer files -- http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466

[edit] Microsoft Works, WPS

Microsoft Works is a word processing software created by Microsoft that's native file format is not compatible with Microsoft Word. Confusion is understandable as both Works and Word share developers, purpose and 1/2 of their letters. The only way to open WPS files on a Windows Computer with MS Word NOT MS Works is with this Microsoft Works 6–9 File Converter: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=bf41401e-70fa-465d-ae2e-cf44dbf05297&displayLang=en

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