(PRWEB) March 19, 2013
TAB, WPS, and WRI file extensions are associated with a variety of different file types one of which is a text file. Taking into account that text files can be used for a variety of different purposes and are created by a broad range of different applications, Avanquest recently published recommendations on how to open TAB, WPS, and WRI files associated with a text file type. This type of file is most commonly related to text editing programs but in most cases can be opened using alternative software applications.
File extension TAB is a text file type which can store data organized using tabs, guitar tablatures, or song lyrics. Regardless of the different types of file contents, TAB files are always in a plain text format.
File extension WPS is related to Microsoft Works, which is a word processing software application. Microsoft Works is different than Microsoft Word in terms of formatting and structures, which means that WPS files require specific applications to open the file without sacrificing formatting.
File extension WRI is a text file created by an earlier word processing application known as Microsoft Write. The application was included in earlier versions of the Windows operating system. WRI files created with Microsoft Write can be opened using a series of recent word processing software applications.
Text file types can be opened using basic text editing applications and a variety of open source programs. Additionally, the files can be opened using the native software application which created the file and by using alternative programs that perform similar functions to the native application.
In terms of basic text editing applications, Notepad or WordPad will open text files in Windows. These applications are typically included in the Windows operating system. For Mac OS X, Apple TextEdit and TextMate can be used to open text files. For the Linux operating system gEdit or Nano Editor will open text file types. Other software applications that can be used to open file extension TAB, WPS, and WRI include:
Microsoft Excel: If file extension TAB contains data which is organized in columns and separated by tabs, the file can be opened using Microsoft Excel. Excel is a spreadsheet application which is part of the Microsoft Office Suite of productivity applications. Windows users can open TAB files using Excel 2010 and Mac OS X users should use Excel 2011. Both applications are available for download on the Microsoft website. TAB files which contain guitar tablatures and song lyrics can be opened using any of the basic text editing applications described above.
Microsoft Word: The later versions of Microsoft Word such as Word 2010 will open file extension WPS and WRI. Microsoft Word is part of the Microsoft Suite of productivity applications and is available on the Microsoft website. Word 2010 is compatible with the Windows operating system.
Microsoft Publisher: File extension WPS can be opened using Microsoft Publisher which is a desktop publishing software application that provides a set of tools for working with different types of documents. Microsoft Publisher 2010 is available on the Microsoft website and is compatible with the Windows operating system.
NeoOffice: Planamesa NeoOffice is an open source suite of office productivity applications which will open file extension WPS and WRI on a Mac PC. NeoOffice is available on the NeoOffice.org website and is compatible with Mac OS X. NeoOffice is also offered in a mobile version which can be obtained as an unpaid download on the same website.
Kingsoft Office: Kingsoft Writer Professional 2012 which is part of Kingsoft Office will open file extension WPS. Kingsoft Writer is available in a trial version on the Kingsoft Store website and is designed for use with the Windows operating system. Kingsoft Office is also available in a mobile version on the same website and is compatible with Android.
Microsoft Works: Microsoft Works is a word processing software application which will open file extension WRI and WPS. Microsoft Works is available on the Microsoft website and is compatible with the Windows operating system.
WordPerfect Office: Corel WordPerfect Office X6 is a software application which provides a suite of office productivity tools and will open file extension WRI. WordPerfect Office X6 is available as a trial download on the Corel website and is compatible with the Windows operating system.
OpenOffice: OpenOffice Writer which is part of the OpenOffice suite of productivity applications will open file extension WRI. OpenOffice is an open source software application and is available as an unpaid download on the OpenOffice.org website. OpenOffice is designed to be used with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
Lotus Symphony: Lotus Symphony is an open source office productivity suite produced by IBM. File extension WPS and WRI can be opened using Lotus Symphony which is multiplatform and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Lotus Symphony is available as an unpaid download on the IBM website.
These are some of the software applications recommended by Avanquest to open TAB, WPS, and WRI files. There are additional open source applications revealed in the database of file extensions which are compatible with these file extensions as well.