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Windows 7: XPS Viewer

13 Mar 2014   #1
pappi

 
XPS Viewer

I noticed just now I have XPS viewer (which I did not have with Vista).
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Bing search says its to read XPS files. I then presume I must have some XPS files. So, what are XPS files? (Bing search shows no good result.) Can't adobe reader read them?




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13 Mar 2014   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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29 Apr 2014   #3
pappi

 

I don't mind that I'm not sure what xps viewer is. I guess it is used exclusively for xps file viewing. But I'd like to know about xps files. What are they? What are they for? Do I have them in my laptop...say, by default? Are they critical files, like online banking files?
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29 Apr 2014   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

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29 Apr 2014   #5
pappi

 

I've been to those links. Too technical(too Greek to me). I need explanation in English.
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29 Apr 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

xps files are very similar to pdf files. xps is a Microsoft standard that is present in all systems. You create an xps file with PRINT, it is one of your printer options (see picture). After you 'printed' to xps, you go to the xps document (wherever you chose to store it) and double click on it. Then the XPS-Viewer will open it.

It is handy if you want to keep something but do not want to waste paper. As you can see on my picture, I also have a doPDF. That is a similar facility except it 'prints' pdfs. You can download and install that program.

If that was not English enough, come back and ask. LOL


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30 Apr 2014   #7
pappi

 

@whs...thanks. Finally someone speaks the Queen's English. Now I have a much better inkling what xps files are. I now know I do not have them. For one thing, although I have a printer, I have run out of ink a long time ago; hence, I have not used it for ages.
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30 Apr 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, then the xps print facility should be handy for you. Next time you see something you want to keep, 'print' it to xps - no ink needed.
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30 Apr 2014   #9
pappi

 

OMG....can't believe I missed that. Yes, thanks WHS for pointing that out.

Now I have some serious chore to do(so help me God)...I have to configure my idle printer with this machine and W7.
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30 Apr 2014   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You may not have to configure anything. Just try to print something - anything, maybe a picture. Then see whether xps shows up as an option.
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