XPS to PDF — Guidelines for converting XPS to PDF.

A man uses a laptop to covert XPS files to PDFs.

This article outlines the best way to convert XPS files to PDFs for easy printing, sharing, and presenting.

You might use XPS files in the Windows Office suite of products to send a document to an XPS viewer so you can see what the document will look like when printed. To use XPS files outside of Office applications, simply select the print to PDF option and then save them.

What is an XPS file?

The XPS format is similar to PDF because both file types are designed to show the final appearance of a document and provide information for printing. However, XPS files are written in a different programming language.

The full name for an XPS is XML Paper Specification file, and it can be created in Microsoft XPS Document Writer. The XPS was invented by Microsoft, which means that it works in Windows, but if you want to share a file with a Mac user or use it outside of Microsoft Office applications, you’ll need to convert it into a PDF.

How to convert XPS to PDF.

If you use the XPS format and would like to convert your document to PDF, it’s simple to do. Windows Office Suite comes with a “print to PDF” option that will easily handle the XPS to the PDF conversion process.

Follow these easy steps to convert your XPS files to PDF:

  1. In the XPS view application, click File and select Print from the dropdown menu.
  2. Select Microsoft Print to PDF in the dialog box.
  3. Click Print.
  4. Select the desired location for your new PDF.

How to batch convert XPS to PDF files.

You might be looking for a way to convert multiple XPS files to PDFs all at once. If you have Adobe Acrobat, you can try this strategy. You’ll need to create a feature-specific registry key on Windows.

You can also try searching for an XPS to PDF converter tool online. The steps and results may vary, so be sure to research any tool thoroughly before sharing your files.

Converting XPS files to PDFs in Google Drive.

Another option is to open the XPS in Google Drive and then save it as a PDF.

  1. Upload the XPS file to your Google Drive by clicking New > File Upload and selecting the XPS file.
  2. Click Print.
  3. Select Save as PDF.
  4. Select the desired location for your new PDF.

Do more than just convert XPS to PDF.

PDF has become the standard for exchanging, sharing, and presenting business documents. Once saved as PDFs, your XPS files can safely and confidently be shared, stored, and combined with other important documents. Convert them to PDFs for compatibility with nearly all other software programs.

Take a minute to explore what more you can do with Adobe Acrobat to work with, sign, merge, collaborate on, and share PDFs.