An xps file extension is used for XML paper specification files (xps files). 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. XPS Creator and XPS Viewer are distributed as a parts of Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. For older Windows are these utilities available on Microsoft's website.
There are 2 other file types using
the XPS file extension!
.xps - MonkeyJam exposure sheet
.xps - WindowBlinds temporary file
Software that works with xps file extension
XPS file extension - XML paper specification
What is xps file? How to open xps files?
File type specification:
The xps file extension is associated with the XML Paper Specification format (XPS) also known as Open XML Paper Specification.
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. It is fixed layout format, like PDF document format.
The XPS paper specification file is ZIP archive that contains document data like document page files (fpage files), document settings files (fdoc files), document fragment files (frag files) etc. If you want to view content of XPS file rename XPS file extension to ZIP and open ZIP archive in any compression utility, such as WinZip, WinRAR etc.
To create XPS documents you can use Microsoft Document Writer that is available as standard part of some editions of Microsoft Windows operating system as well as downloadable from Microsoft's website. It is a small printer driver that enables creating of XPS documents in every application that is able to print its documents.
To view XPS documents is available in Microsoft Windows Vista/7/8/10 a Microsoft XPS Viewer. It is also available to download from Microsoft's website.
Microsoft also develop a successor of XPS format called OpenXPS document format that uses file extension oxps.
NOTE: XPS is also known as a shortcut Xtreme Performance System and it is used by Dell for its gaming and performance computers.
The default software associated to xps file type:
Company or developer:
Microsoft XPS Document Writer is print to file driver that is used to create XPS documents in any Windows application.
Company or developer:
Microsoft XPS Viewer is a part of Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 that is used to view XPS documents. For older versions of Windows is available to download on Microsoft website.
List of software applications associated to the .xps 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 xps file, edit xps file, convert xps file, view xps file, play xps file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org'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 xps files.
- Open xps file
- Save xps file
- Edit xps file
- View xps file
- Convert xps file
- Create xps file
- Import xps file
- Export xps file
- Print xps file
- Others xps file