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WPD file format

File extension
.wpd
File category
Description
This is a text document file format created in 1980 by Satellite Systems International for their WordPerfect word processing software. WPD can be opened by several versions of Microsoft Word. In 1997, the production of DOS and Macintosh versions of WordPerfect were stopped while the current owners, Corel continued producing the Windows version. WordPerfect was still the most popular office suite until 2years ago. In 1994, it was acquired by Novell and by Corell in 1996.
Technical details
WPD was created for only processing formatted text, that is, the files with formatted texts. This formatting information is stored via tags and recognized as codes by WordPerfect. So, errors in formatting are easily detected because the programs highlight texts to be formatted. Just like the DOC, WPD files embed information from other sources like databases, templates, or spreadsheets.
Programs
OpenOffice Writer
Microsoft Word
Main program
Corel WordPerfect
Developer
Corel
MIME type
application/wordperf
application/wordperfect
application/wpd
application/octet-stream