ARCHIVED: In Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007, what is XPS?

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Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007 can make use of a file format for documents called XML Paper Specification (XPS). This file format is similar to Adobe's PDF format.

Like PDF, XPS preserves a document's appearance by describing its format and content in a software- and device-independent way. XPS is available as a free download for any Microsoft Office product. An XPS viewer is installed in Windows 7 and Vista by default, and in XP is available as part of the .NET Framework 4.0.

XPS documents can be digitally signed, and they support Rights Management Services (RMS) for additional security and protection. XPS documents can also print much faster and with a larger range of color information than some other file formats. For more information on the uses and features of XPS documents, see XPS.

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