Microsoft and its confusing world go together. Microsoft which is known for developing Windows operating system, along with that it has developed many other programs which include Microsoft Office. Microsoft keeps on experimenting development and releases programs from time to time. From another angle, Microsoft has developed tool which are haven’t been heard by many and they are more confusing to use. Another Microsoft extension is XPS (SML Paper Specifications) which in simple terms is a PDF format alternative to view documents. Windows Vista has got built in integrated XPS document Writer and if Microsoft Office 2007 has XPS plugin which allows users to create XPS files.
XPS files generally open in Internet Explorer and one need to have .NET framework 3.0 and higher to open those documents, though we have also got Firefox add-on to open it in Firefox.
There are also a lot of services available which can help in convert your XPS file to PDF format and they charge per file conversion. With the methods mentioned below you don’t need to buy anything for XPS conversion. Once the XPS file is converted you will have PDF versions and if you want to edit it then you can also convert from PDF to word.
Convert XPS to PDF Format
Follow the three easy steps to get your PDF, Doc file from XPS file -
Open XPS file – Open the XPS file using Internet Explorer XPS addon. You can download it from here.
Install Free Virtual Printer – CutePDF Printer is the free document to create PDF files and it installs a “printer subsystem”. This will virtually allows Windows applications to create professional quality PDF documents.
Converting XPS to PDF – Now you need to open your .XPS file and go to File and Print, select PDF from the printers list. Now click on Print. Now you will have the PDF document converted and the application will ask you to save that file on your computer.
You can now easily convert your PDF file to DOC by using Google Docs or any other software.