Files with xps file extension are almost always documents that were exported or printed in Microsoft Windows with the default Microsoft XPS Document Writer virtual printer, for example in MS Office applications. XPS format is Microsoft's much less popular alternative to PDF for fixed layout exchange documents.
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 - Microsoft XPS document
What is xps file? How to open xps files?
File type specification:
File extension xps is since the times of Windows XP known for its use for a special fixed layout document type printed (exported) in Windows and Windows apps by default as an alternative to the much more popular PDF format through the integrated XPS Document Writer virtual printer driver.
The XPS (XML Paper Specification) 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 a essentially a ZIP archive that contains document data, including the following:
Main program that generates .xps files is the Microsoft Document Writer, which is integral part of Windows since Windows 7. Previously it was available as separate download from Microsoft's website and now is available as part of Microsoft XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack for Windows XP/Vista.
Windows 8 introduced a modernized version of XPS format, called the Open XML Paper Specification, which uses .oxps files instead the original xps suffix.
NOTE: XPS is also known as abbreviation for Xtreme Performance System which is used by Dell for its gaming and performance computers and is not related in any way to XML Paper Specification.
The default software associated to xps file type:
Company or developer:
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.
Company or developer:
Microsoft XPS Document Writer is print to file driver that is used to create XPS documents in any Windows application.
List of software applications associated to the .xps file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux 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).
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- View xps file
- Convert xps file
- Create xps file
- Import xps file
- Export xps file
xps file viewer - programs that view xps file - Microsoft XPS document
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