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Windows 7: XPS Viewer

30 Apr 2014   #11
pappi

 

LOL....I should actually have thought of that. Hmmm....WHS, you should be enshrined. Thanks for being incredibly didactic.
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So I guess when the time comes I need to print this xps file or any file on paper, I have to do the chore of printer configuration(with ink, of course).

Actually, that was the very first time I ever clicked Print. Nice to know I can make xps files.




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30 Apr 2014   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

LOL, hard to print with a printer that has no ink. I would recommend to also install the doPDF. PDFs are a bit nicer than xps files. Free PDF Converter - Print to PDF with doPDF
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30 Apr 2014   #13
pappi

 

I have just finished reading wiki seconds ago about doPDF.

I know I have adobe reader that came with laptop which for years, in several notebooks, I usually deleted and got replaced by Foxit reader(smaller size). But I got viruses the last time I installed Foxit. That's why this time I stuck by adobe.

So, I sense doPDF reader does not come with adobe automatically, eh? The moment I get myself to purchasing ink, I should probably install doPDF...and do the configuring chore(yep, it feels like doing laundry, or dishes...sooner or later it's gotta be done).

Thanks for the download link.

BTW, can a printer without ink be configured to a laptop?
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30 Apr 2014   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah right, I had Foxit for years but now they have a problem. I replaced it with Sumatra - a nice small footprint reader too.

This is the filehippo link. Stay only on the first line - Download on the right (you don't want this Converter). They got more confusing too.

Download Sumatra PDF 2.4 - FileHippo.com
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30 Apr 2014   #15
pappi

 

OK...that means with sumatra I can delete bulky adobe reader? It also reads xps files? And it's free?

"Forget Adobe or Foxit, this one is around 4Megs and has more features then those memory hogs, plus the lack of js support means it's a lot more secure.
On a side note it's much faster opening xps files then Windows's native xps viewer, Microsoft should take a few hints from them.
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30 Apr 2014   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, Sumatra is free. It reads PDFs. The xps files are read by the xps file reader which is standard on your system. But the speed is an argument.
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30 Apr 2014   #17
pappi

 

OK...I installed Sumatra(9.64 MB) and uninstalled Adobe reader(129MB) and subsequently recovered nearly 120 MB. And it works.

Unfortunately, I have no point of comparison as I had not opened PDF files for 6 months(since I acquired this notebook and W7). Is there any function of Adobe reader that a much smaller alternative such as Sumatra does not do?(other than occupy twelve times more space?)

BTW, with IE 11 I can open PDF files only with Admin user. With FF, I can open also with Standard user.
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30 Apr 2014   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have never used Adobe. So I really don't know what functions it supports.
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