OXPS File Type

- The quick facts

What are OXPS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an OXPS file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an OXPS file?

An .OXPS file is an Open XML Paper Specification file. The OXPS file extension stands for Open XML Paper Specification, the most recent version of the XPS file format that Microsoft and Ecma International created. These XPS and OXPS file extensions are document file formats. Like PDFs, .oxps and .xps files are used to publish, share, and distribute fixed-layout documents. As an alternative to PDFs, the OXPS file format stores text and multimedia data, formatting specifications, and printing layout attributes.

How to open OXPS files

Important: Different programs may use files with the OXPS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your OXPS file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different OXPS openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 18, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension OXPS

While we know of one file format using the .OXPS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .OXPS file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of OXPS files. Remember, different programs may use OXPS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Hamster PDF ReaderHamster PDF ReaderUser submitted
PDF ReaderPDF ReaderUser submitted
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