XPS is Microsoft document format know as XML Paper Specification similar to PDF format by Adobe lab. There are several way to view .xps file on you pc. You can view either by installing Microsoft XPS viewer or converting your .xps file to .pdf for free. PDF (Portable Document Format) is widely accepted format and everyone using pc should have adobe pdf viewer or similar product depending on OS platform they are using. Using PDF is easier then XPS format.

How to View .XPS file

The simplest way to view .xps files is to download Microsoft XPS Viewer depending on MS Windows version. You can download Microsoft XPS Viewer from here.

How to convert .XPS to .PDF

Converting .XPS to .PDF is as easy as you print Microsoft office document. All you need is to install free virtual PDF printer driver from internet. There are several free PDF printer driver available on the internet that can convert any document to pdf format.  You can download doPDF or CutePDF both are free to  use. I personally use doPDF because i feel it more convenient and light-weight then cutePDF.

Now, open XPS file and print file using PDF printer you have installed.

Written by Bala Krishna

Bala Krishna is web developer and occasional blogger from Bhopal, MP, India. He like to share idea, issue he face while working with the code.