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.mwp File Extension

Developer: IBM
File type: Lotus Word Pro Document
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .mwp. Files with the file extension .mwp can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .mwp files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .mwp file?

The MWP file extension is used for a Lotus Word Pro SmartMaster File created by IBM. It is usually a template that is preformatted for use in IBM OS/2 warp and Microsoft Windows compatible computers. MWP files are identified also with .LWP Documents and vice versa. IBM’s Lotus Software group is the developer of Lotus Word Pro, word processor software that is part of the Lotus SmartSuite Office suite. Lotus Word Pro was originally based on Ami Pro, word processing program released by Samna (Computer Software Company based in Atlanta, Georgia). Samna Word is considered as an innovation in the field of word processors and a rival in the DOS market. It had many attributes but was discouraged by other users due to issues about speed and a print preview that can not be edited. The Samna Word advantage is that it shows format and font which is a first in WYSIWYG word processor. Lotus Software Group was able to obtain Samna in 1990 and eventually was changed to Ami Pro which was again changed by IBM to Lotus Word Pro.

how to open a .mwp file?

Launch a .mwp file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .mwp file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .mwp files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .mwp file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .mwp file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .mwp file association errors

applications that open a .mwp file

IBM Lotus WordPro

IBM Lotus WordPro

IBM Lotus WordPro is a word processing program that offers benefits such as productivity through ViaVoice Gold integration that allows users to directly dictate text to Word Pro and read the documents back to the users. It also allows users to access features and navigate commands through its acknowledgement of speech commands. It offers convenience through its compatibility features with other word applications such as AmiPro, Corel WordPerfect and Microsoft Word. It has alternate menu options so that WordPerfect and Word users can easily migrate to Word Pro. Word Pro can replace its menu with menu layouts from AmiPro, WordPerfect and Word. It features a helpful menu finder, page menu, click here blocks, team security and graphic integration. Its Internet integration features include Internet publishing with known Web-publishing formats like HTML, HTML Publishing Assistant that enables you to export footers, headers, footnotes, sections and divisions as separate files including links to navigation, user-defined URLS and tables of contents, Web authoring toolbar, hyperlinking and SmarMasters.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .mwp files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .mwp. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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