Answered By: Sarah Cox
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2014     Views: 21

  • You can often open files from other word processors in Word.
  • Instead of double clicking on the file to open it, open Word first.
  • Click on File>Open.
  • Navigate to the location where the file is saved.
  • Where it says Files of Type, scroll through the list.  If you created the file in Works, WordPerfect or a previous version of Word (Word 97-2003), you can select the file type for these.  Otherwise, choose All Files.
  • Select the file and click on Open or press Enter.
  • If this is unsuccessful, you may have to go back to the computer where you created the file and choose Save As when you open it again.  Choose a file type of Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Text (.txt).  You may lose some of your formatting when you do this, particularly if you have to save as a .txt file.