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XPS file format

File extension
.xps
File category
Description
The open XML paper specification is referred to as XPS and is an organized XML markup used to determine how document pages are presented. The markup language is a sub-group of XAML, allowing the incorporation of vector-graphics in documents. The development of the XPS by Microsoft was intended to create another choice for the PDF. Ecma International adopted this file format as an international standard ECMA-388.
Technical details
XPS is a sub-group of XAML. It is composed of an organized markup used in determining the outlook of a document, provided for distribution, storing, development, and printing. XAML lets a user add vector-graphic elements since their description is informal and simple terms. Raster images support HD images; it prevents the provision of artifacts and reduces computer processes' work. Operating systems possess a print spooler format features with the ability to print from printers that are not XPS-aware, producing images that are low in quality compared to those that are XPS-aware. The XPS file's supported features include printing schemes, color gradients, transparencies, calibrated printer, CMYK color spaces, and numerous ink systems.
Programs
Evince
XPS Viewer
MuPDF
Harlequin RIP
Okular
STDU Viewer
Xara DEsigner Pro
XPS Annotator
Main program
XPSView
Developer
Microsoft, Ecma International
MIME type
application/oxps
application/vnd.ms-xpsdocument