Files with oxps file extension are documents created in Windows 8/10/11 using the latest version of the Open XML Paper Specification. You can easily view *.oxps files using the pre-installed Windows XPS viewer, but only in the latest versions of Windows. For older versions of Windows, you will need to convert oxps to xps.

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OXPS file extension - Microsoft OpenXPS document

What is oxps file? How to open oxps files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

The oxps file extension is mainly related to the latest variant of the XML Paper Specification, which was introduced in Windows 8 and used ever since, even in current Windows 10 and 11.

The new Open XML Paper Specification (or OpenXPS) is similar to the previous XPS format; however, it is not the same file format and therefore uses another file ending.

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

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

When creating .xps files in Windows 8 and Windows 10, the system saves the files in OXPS format by default. You can still change the output to older XPS thought.

The problem many users experience is that they cannot open .oxps files in Windows 7 or any programs that only support older standard XPS format. This means you must first convert oxps to xps, for example, with Microsoft's XpsConverter utility.

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Updated: April 28, 2023

The default software associated to open oxps file:

Microsoft XPS Viewer icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft XPS Viewer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

The default Windows XPS Viewer is in various forms available in Windows operating systems since Windows Vista. The older versions needed to be installed as a separate download, but since Windows 7 it is a default application installed with the system. It is used for viewing .xps and later also .oxps files which were introduced in Windows 8.

Microsoft XPS Document Writer icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft 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 logoXpsConverter  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.

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Help how to open:

With the default XPS Reader program, you can view oxps files in Windows 8/10/11.

If you have an older version of Windows that doesn't support *.oxps format, you must convert it to an older .xps file format or PDF.

How to convert:

To ensure compatibility beyond Windows 8 and Windows 10/11, it is necessary to convert OXPS format files to the standard XPS format. Microsoft provides the XpsConverter tool for this purpose.

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List of software applications associated to the .oxps file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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 oxps files.

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Programs supporting the exension oxps on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for view oxps file action.

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