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WKS File Extension

WKS file extension is created by IBM, also known as Lotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet. WKS has been classified as Spreadsheet Files. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open WKS files in OpenOffice Calc program.

Lotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet File Type

Lotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet File Type
Extension .wks
Developer IBM
Popularity 5.0 (9 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program OpenOffice Calc
Category Spreadsheet Files
Format Binary
Updated 4/1/2024

What is a WKS File Type?

Lotus 1-2-3 version 1.0 uses WKS files.

Excel 2007 and later cannot open Lotus WKS files.


Free online WKS Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .WKS (Lotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to WKS, merge, split and compare the WKS files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.


WKS Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Lotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet .WKS File Extensions while opening the .WKS files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open WKS Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Lotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet on your system such as OpenOffice Calc.
  2. Associate default Openoffice Calc OpenOffice Calc program for *.wks (Lotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet) files.

    Associate WKS Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.WKS (e.g example.wks) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Openoffice Calc OpenOffice Calc program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .wks files.

    Associate WKS Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.WKS (e.g example.wks) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Openoffice Calc OpenOffice Calc program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .OpenOffice Calc extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

Related WKS File Extensions

WKS default file extension is .WKS and other similer related extensions are:

All Platform Software Programs for WKS File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the WKS files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open WKS File on Windows

Software License Developer
Microsoft Excel image. Microsoft Excel 365 for Windows Commercial Microsoft
Gnumeric image. Gnumeric 1 for Windows Open Source Gnumeric
Corel Quattro Pro image. Corel Quattro Pro 2020 for Windows Commercial Corel
Microsoft Works image. Microsoft Works 9 for Windows Commercial Microsoft

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen WKS File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Microsoft Excel image. Microsoft Excel 365 for MacOs Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft Excel for Mac image. Microsoft Excel for Mac 2019 for MacOs Commercial Microsoft
Planamesa NeoOffice image. Planamesa NeoOffice 2017 for MacOs Commercial Planamesa

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen WKS file on Linux

Software License Developer
Gnumeric image. Gnumeric 1 for Linux Open Source Gnumeric
OpenOffice Calc image. OpenOffice Calc 000 for Linux Free OpenOffice Calc

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen WKS file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen WKS file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen WKS file on Android

Software License Developer

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

WKS file extension icon image.About WKS - Lotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet

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Updated 4/1/2024

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