The File Extensions Database

.WPD File Extension

  • Developer by: Corel
  • Category: Text Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .WPD file?

.WPD is WordPerfect Document

A WPD file is a text document created by Corel WordPerfect, a popular word processor. It may contain formatted text, tables, drawn objects, and images. WPD files are stored in a proprietary Corel format, but can be exported to other formats from within WordPerfect.

WPD file open in Corel WordPerfect Office X8

Corel discontinued the DOS and Macintosh versions of WordPerfect in 1997. However, the company still develops the Windows version and includes it as the primary application within the WordPerfect Office suite.

WPD files are primarily used by WordPerfect users but can still be opened by using other word processors. Microsoft Word can open most versions of WPD files, while LibreOffice Writer and NeoOffice also support WPD files.

Programs that open WordPerfect Document
Corel WordPerfect X9
Microsoft Word 2016
Nuance OmniPage Ultimate
ACD Systems Canvas X 2019
NCH Doxillion
Planamesa NeoOffice
Windows Document Viewer Pro
File Type 2 602Text Word Processing Document
Developer by: Software602 Category: Text Files

Text document created with 602Text, an older word processing program for Windows included with 602PC SUITE; contains formatted text and page layout information; saved in a format designed to be compatible with Microsoft Word.

NOTE: The last version of 602Text was released in 2001. Previous users are encouraged to switch to Kingsoft Office, which includes a similar program called "Kingsoft Writer."

File Type 3 ACT! 2 Word Processing Document
Developer by: The Sage Group Category: Text Files

Text document format used by version 2 of ACT! contact management software.

NOTE: Sage ACT! became Swiftpage Act! in 2013.

Programs that open ACT! 2 Word Processing Document
Swiftpage Act!

How to solve problems with WPD files

  • Associate the WPD file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any WPD file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.WPD files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the WPD file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .WPD is WordPerfect Document. Because only the current version supports the latest WPD file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Corel manufacturer website after an available .WPD is WordPerfect Document update.
  • To make sure that your WPD file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.