Files with oxps suffix are documents created in Windows 8 using the latest Open XML Paper Specification. Theses can only be opened in Windows 8 and later and do not work in older versions of Windows.

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OXPS file extension - Windows OpenXPS document

What is oxps file? How to open oxps files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

File extension oxps is mainly related to latest OpenXPS (Open XML Paper Specification) file format used exclusively in Windows 8 and Windows 10. It's similar to previous XPS format, however it is not compatible and therefore it uses the new oxps suffx.

When you are creating XPS files in Windows 8, the system saves files in OXPS format by default. You can still change the output to older XPS thought. The problem many users experience is that you cannot open these files in Windows 7, or in any programs that support only older standard XPS format. 

Originally, the older XPS file format was developed by Microsoft and Ecma International for an electronic representation of digital documents that can be can easily created, shared, printed.

OXPS and XPS documents are basically an alternative to PDF for printing fixed layout documents.

MIME: application/oxps

The default software associated to oxps file type:

Microsoft Windows 8 XPS Reader icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows 8 XPS Reader  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows 8 XPS Reader is the default XPS viewing utility installed with the operating system. It is automatically installed with Windows 8.

Microsoft XPS Document Writer icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft XPS Document Writer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft XPS Document Writer is print to file driver that is used to create XPS documents in any Windows application.

XpsConverter icon

Microsoft Corporation logo XpsConverter  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

XPS Converter is a small program provided by Microsoft with which users can convert XPS and OXPS documents between each other.

Microsoft Windows 10 icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows 10  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows 10 is operating system for desktop, laptop and tablet computers. Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use, with lots of similarities to Windows 7 including the Start menu.

Windows 10 comes with great built-in apps like Edge, Maps, Photos, Mail & Calendar, Music, Movies & TV. And these apps use OneDrive to back up your information and sync seamlessly across your Windows 10 devices.

Microsoft Windows 8 icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows 8  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows 8 is the first member of the Windows operating systems designed with touchscreens in mind. Windows 8 features a brand new GUI called Metro. The system also now supports ARM platform. It is used on PC, mobiles and tablets. Newer version with many improvements and updates is Microsoft Windows 8.1

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How to work with OXPS documents without Windows 8

Help how to open OXPS files:

You can view oxps files in Windows' 8 default XPS Reader program. You might also be able to open it in latest Microsoft Word. If you have older version of Windows that don' t support .oxps format you will need to convert it to older .xps file format or to PDF.

How to convert file with extension OXPS:

Because OXPS format is not supported outside Windows 8, you have to convert it to standard XPS format using the XpsConverter that is provided by Microsoft.

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List of software applications associated to the .oxps file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open oxps file, edit oxps file, convert oxps file, view oxps file, play oxps file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the oxps files.

  • Open oxps file
  • View oxps file
  • Convert oxps file
  • Create oxps file
  • Import oxps file
  • Print oxps file

Software that open oxps file - Windows OpenXPS document

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