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How to open .XPS file extension?

File Type : XML Paper Specification (Microsoft Corporation)
Compatible with (WinXP,Vista,Win7,Win8 and Win10)

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What is .XPS file extension?

.XPS file extension is a known file type. This section of tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
Document that contains fixed page layout information written in the XPS page description language; similar to a .PDF file, but saved in Microsoft’s proprietary XPS format; defines the layout, appearance, and printing information for a document. The XPS file can be used to view, share, save, and protect the content of your document. You can create an XPS file using any Windows program that you can print from. However, you can only view, sign, and specify permissions of an XPS file through XPS Viewer. Also, once you save the XPS contents in the XPS format, you can no longer edit the XPS file. XPS was designed as a replacement for the Enhanced Metafile (.EMF) format. It is similar to a .PDF file, but is based on XML instead of the PostScript language. XPS files can be created in Windows by selecting the "Microsoft XPS Document Writer" as the printer when printing a document. NOTE: XPS files can be opened with Microsoft's XPS Viewer, which is included with Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Internet Explorer 6 or later. It is also part of the XPS Essentials Pack, which can be downloaded from Microsoft and used with Windows XP.
You can see a list of software programs here on that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .XPS files:

Microsoft Windows:
  • Microsoft XPS Viewer
  • Nuance Power PDF Standard
  • Dolphin Futures XPS Viewer
  • Pagemark XpsViewer
  • Pagemark XpsConvert
  • Mozilla Firefox with Pagemark XpsPlugin
  • XPS Annotator
  • NiXPS View
  • NiXPS Edit
  • Pagemark XpsViewer
  • Mozilla Firefox with Pagemark XpsPlugin
  • KDE Okular
Apple Mac OS X:
  • Nuance PDF Converter for Mac 4
  • Pagemark XpsViewer
  • Apple Safari with Pagemark XpsPlugin
  • Mozilla Firefox with Pagemark XpsPlugin
  • NiXPS View
  • NiXPS Edit