Microsoft Office no longer includes the Microsoft Works Converter when it ships. If you try to open a Works word processor file (.wps) in Microsoft Word, Word tries to read the file as a text file. If you upgraded from an earlier version of Word, you may still have the .wps file format in the list of available files that you can open. However, Word no longer opens these files.
When this issue occurs, you receive the following error message:
This file requires a newer version of the Microsoft Works Converter than is currently on your system. Do you want to download the new converter so that you can work with this file?