Posts Tagged ‘XPS’

Remove the Microsoft XPS Document Writer Printer

Friday, May 20th, 2016

In the course of an average work day, I run across dozens of PDF documents … but outside of the stuff that I download from the Microsoft web site, I’ve yet to see an actual XPS document anywhere.

Microsoft XPS Document Writer is a printer that is installed on all recent versions of the Microsoft operating system by default. The printer enables you to create XPS documents that use the .xps file extension. The XPS format was created by Microsoft a long time ago as an alternative to Adobe’s popular PDF format but never managed to establish itself as an alternative. It supports many of the features that makes the PDF format popular including a fixed layout, support for digital signatures and also DRM.


You can Print to PDF Natively in Windows 10

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

The only surprise here is that it took Microsoft so long to include this capability …

Microsoft added a couple of smaller changes to its Windows 10 operating system that I really like, for instance the highlighting of the first result when you search. Another feature is the ability to print to PDF natively which you can do from any program or application that supports printing.