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[21 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]

NiXPS say yes in their latest blog post. But it’s not the concept of PDF Portfolio’s that troubles them per se, but rather the fact that in certain bleeding-edge PDFs, Adobe include a warning message that tells you to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader if you want to view the PDF in question. No ifs, buts or maybes — if you want to view this PDF, then you’ll need to use Adobe’s software.

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[24 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

Guest contributor, Nick De Roeck, has written a very detailed article over at 4xPDF on the topic of XPS and how it fits into the world of electronic documents (and also, quite a bit about how it stacks up against PDF).
We are living in economic turbulent times, and everybody is into Web 2.0 (2.5?), social networking, new cloud services and rich Internet application platforms and yet I want to talk about something so relatively low tech as an electronic document format. More specifically about an electronic document format with the boring …

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[24 Feb 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

We are living in economic turbulent times, and everybody is into Web 2.0 (2.5?), social networking, new cloud services and rich internet application platforms and yet I want to talk about something so relatively low tech as an electronic document format. More specifically about an electronic document format with the boring name ‘XML paper specification’, or XPS for short.

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[22 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

IS XPS catching on? NiXPS think so, but I’m still a little skeptical. There might be a lot of printer manufacturers adding XPS drivers, but who’s to say that they aren’t simply doing that to make Microsoft happy. On the other hand, Microsoft do seem to have more of a long-term view/goal with XPS, so perhaps we’ll see some more things (and by things I mean evidence of people actually using it) happening over the next couple of years.

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[3 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

In a recent blog series by NiXPS listed 9 business benefits of XPS:

Benefit #1: XPS is ideal for sharing and publishing
Benefit #2: XPS is truly ‘what you see is what you get’
Benefit #3: XPS is a reliable format for the future
Benefit #4: XPS is safe
Benefit #5: XPS is easy
Benefit #6: XPS is efficient
Benefit #7: XPS is a natural extension of .NET and WPF
Benefit #8: XPS saves you money
Benefit #9: XPS leverages your investment in Windows

Those benefits sound nice enough, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and from …