Convert the Works Document
If you cannot open Microsoft Works documents with Word – because you don’t have Works - then the file will need converting. This converter tool works with Works word processor documents from versions 6.0 and later.
To proceed, ensure Microsoft Word is closed. Next, download the Microsoft Works 6-9 Converter. Once complete, install this tool, following each of the steps of installation wizard through to completion.
The completed install will then allow you to open Works documents in Word. It does this by adding the functionality to view these files to Microsoft Word – this is why you had to exit the application before downloading and installing the converter.
You can now open Works word processor .wps documents in Word by using the Open function (File > Open in Word 2000, 2002/XP, 2003 or Office Button > Open in Word 2007 and 2010 – or simply CTRL + O).
Select the correct location in the Look in box, and in Files of type select All Files (*.*). The list of available files should now display the document you are looking for, so Open this to edit.
Once open, go to File > Save as and change the Files of type to .doc or .docx format, as per your preference and version of Microsoft Word – your file is now converted and ready for editing in Word!