How to Convert WPS to Wordpad
Native Microsoft Works word processing files have the extension WPS (short for Word Processing). You need a copy of Microsoft Works or Microsoft Word to open and edit these files, which is inconvenient if you want to share a document with someone who doesn't have access to either of these programs. Converting a WPS file into a RTF (Rich Text Format) file, however, allows anyone with a Windows machine to open and edit the file in Wordpad, which is included for free with every version of Windows.
If You Have Microsoft Works
Launch Microsoft Works.
Choose "Open" from the "File" menu and double-click on the WPS file.
Choose "Save As" from the "File" menu and select "Rich Text Format (*.rtf)" from the "Save as Type" drop-down menu.
Click "Save." You can open this new version of the file in Wordpad.
If You Do Not Have Microsoft Works
Download a free 60-day trial of Microsoft Word (see link in "Resources") if you do not already have a copy.
Download and install the Works 6-9 Converter from Microsoft (see "Resource 1"), which lets you open WPS files inside Word.
Launch Microsoft Office.
Choose "Open" from the "File" menu.
Double-click on your WPS file to open it.
Choose "Save As" from the "File" menu. Change the "Save As Type" drop-down field to "Rich Text Format (*.rtf)" and click "Save." You can now open the RTF version of the WPS file in Wordpad.