.XPS File Extension

Developer:
Microsoft
File Type:
XML Paper Specification File
Popularity:

Having trouble opening .xps extension? Don't panic! This page explains what xps files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open xps files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a XPS file?

Xps file extension has XML Paper Specification file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "page layout files" category.

Paper specification file is typically used for storing information about page layout data, including appearance, layout, and printing information. XPS files may be used as an alternative to Enhanced Metafile (.EMF) files. They are quite similar to .PDF files; however, XPS files use the Microsoft’s proprietary XPS format.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

xps file icon
Developer:
Microsoft
File Type:
XML Paper Specification File
Category:
Page Layout Files
Format:
Zip

How to open XPS file?

Double click the xps file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .xps extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the xps extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".
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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the xps file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open XPS files

  • Windows Windows
    • Microsoft XPS Viewer Microsoft XPS Viewer
    • Nuance Power PDF Standard Nuance Power PDF Standard
    • Dolphin Futures XPS Viewer Dolphin Futures XPS Viewer
    • Pagemark XpsViewer Pagemark XpsViewer
    • Pagemark XpsConvert Pagemark XpsConvert
    • Mozilla Firefox with Pagemark XpsPlugin Mozilla Firefox with Pagemark XpsPlugin
    • XPS Annotator XPS Annotator
    • NiXPS View NiXPS View
    • NiXPS Edit NiXPS Edit
  • MacOS MacOS
    • Nuance PDF Converter for Mac 4 Nuance PDF Converter for Mac 4
    • Pagemark XpsViewer Pagemark XpsViewer
    • Apple Safari with Pagemark XpsPlugin Apple Safari with Pagemark XpsPlugin
    • Mozilla Firefox with Pagemark XpsPlugin Mozilla Firefox with Pagemark XpsPlugin
    • NiXPS View NiXPS View
    • NiXPS Edit NiXPS Edit
  • Linux Linux
    • Pagemark XpsViewer Pagemark XpsViewer
    • Mozilla Firefox with Pagemark XpsPlugin Mozilla Firefox with Pagemark XpsPlugin
    • KDE Okular KDE Okular

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the xps file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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