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What are XPS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an XPS file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your XPS files.

What is an XPS file?

XPS files have multiple uses, and XML Page Specification Document is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

XML Page Specification Document

Files that contain the .xps file extension are used for document files that have been written in the XPS page specification format.

Microsoft developed the XML Page Specification language, and it was intended to replace the EMF file format. XPS files are similar to PDF files.

An XPS file is created in Windows when a user selects the "Microsoft XPS Document Writer" option when printing a document that they have created.

How to open XPS files

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

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

Last updated: February 20, 2024

All known file formats using extension .XPS

While XML Page Specification Document is a popular type of XPS-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .XPS file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

MonkeyJam Exposure Sheet

We know that one XPS format is MonkeyJam Exposure Sheet. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Waves Preset

We know that one XPS format is Waves Preset. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

XPS opener for Windows

We have identified one XPS opener that is compatible with this specific type of XPS file.


Various apps that use files with this extension

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

STDU ViewerSTDU ViewerUser submitted
Corel PDF FusionCorel PDF FusionUser submitted
CalibreCalibreUser submitted
Hamster PDF ReaderHamster PDF ReaderUser submitted
Maxthon BrowserMaxthon BrowserUser submitted
Software Imaging PrintMagicXPSSoftware Imaging PrintMagicXPSUser submitted
gDoc FusiongDoc FusionUser submitted
Master PDF EditorMaster PDF EditorUser submitted
EasyPDFEasyPDFUser submitted

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