Files that contain the extension LWP are associated with multiple programs and applications which include Lotus Word Pro, IBM Works, and Lightwright. LWP files contain data and information related to the program that created them.
If the files are related to Lotus Word Pro, they are a text file type that contains text, graphs, charts, fonts, and other elements you typically use when composing a document. Lotus Word Pro is a word processing program that is part of the Lotus Smart Suite of applications.
LWP files created by IBM Works are a document file type that contains text, graphs, charts, database information, mathematical calculations, formulas, colors, font styles, and other components typically included in an office suite of applications. The contents will depend on the specific application which was used to create the file in IBM Works. IBM Works is an older office suite which was used with the IBM OS/2 operating system.
LWP files that are associated with Lightwright are a data file type that contains cell data, mathematical calculations, colors, wattage information, analysis data, vector graphics, numeric data, layouts, and other spreadsheet components. Lightwright is a database application which is used to manage designs by electricians for professional lighting components.
How to Open LWP Files
Since LWP files are associated with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. LWP files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If the LWP files are created by Lotus Word Pro and you use Windows, you can open it with IBM Lotus SmartSuite, which is available for download from the IBM website. You can also use Verity KeyView for Lotus, which is a Real File Viewer that allows you to view and print LWP files. Verity KeyView is also available for download on the IBM website. For Mac OS X, you can use Apple TextEdit to view the contents of an LWP file. You can also use IBM Lotus Symphony, which is compatible with Mac OS X and is available for download on the IBM website.
To open LWP files associated with IBM Works, you can use IBM Lotus Symphony, which is multiplatform and works with Windows, Mac, and the Linux operating system. Lotus Symphony is available as a free download on the IBM website.
If the LWP file is created with Lightwright, it is necessary to have this program installed. It is multiplatform and is available for download on the McKernon Software website. If you do not have access to this program, you may be able to view the contents of the file using any text editing program such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.