What Is Microsoft's XPS Document Writer?


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Microsoft's XPS Document Writer is a software application that creates files with an .xps extension, using any Windows-based program with a print option. The XPS file format was developed by Microsoft as an alternative to Adobe's PDF format.

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Microsoft's XPS Document Writer is used to print XPS documents that are not easily modified by other users. This application is also used to ensure that the offline and online display of documents remain static or to prevent documents containing images from being shown differently on various computer monitors. Files that are created using the XPS Document Writer can be viewed on devices with an XPS viewer.

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