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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 made up of organized XML markup used in determining how document pages are presented. The markup language is a sub-group of XAML allowing the incorporation of vector-graphics in documents. Development of the XPS by Microsoft was intended to create another choice to the PDF. This file format was adopted by Ecma International as international standard ECMA-388.
Technical details
XPS is a sub-group of XAML and it is composed of an organized markup that is 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 in formal and simple terms. Raster images support HD images, it prevents the provision of artifacts and reduces work of computer processes. Operating systems possesses a print spooler format features with the ability to print from printers that are not XPS-aware which produce images that are low in quality compared to those that are XPS-aware. Supported features by XPS file 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