wps .WPS is a file extension that provides for word processing documents from Kingsoft Writer, a free alternative to Microsoft Word. The format was developed by Kingsoft, a Chinese software company, for the release of their own office suite back in 1988, WPS Office. WPS is an acronym for Writer, Presentation, and Spreadsheets.
Apart from Kingsoft Writer, .WPS is a file extension that provides for Microsoft Works, an earlier project of Microsoft before Microsoft Office. The former office suite was discontinued back in 2007 and is no longer in use. The file extension was replaced by .DOC format, a more versatile and more advanced file format and the standard for Microsoft Office Word known today.
Similar to its .DOC counterpart from Word, .WPS can provide the utility of a Word document with the exception of more advanced formatting elements and macros.