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[17 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

For those interested of you who are interested in XPS I’ve written a short piece on the new developments for XPS in Windows 7.

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[17 Jan 2009 | 9 Comments | ]

The evolution of the XPS format continues. With the release of Windows Vista users were able to view XPS documents in a viewer that was hosted within Internet Explorer 7. A separate independent viewer was also available for download as part of the XPS Essentials Pack (supported on XP and Vista), however, this independent viewer did not include support for features like digital signatures. It felt like a somewhat sloppy introduction to the XPS format that reflected the formats infancy. It was certainly an experimental beginning.
The good news for those …

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[30 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

In Zack’s piece which covers “Some minor criticisms of the Windows 7 beta” he discusses XPS (“Metro”) which was once touted as being a PDF killer. He thinks that Microsoft should “Cut out the XPS nonsense” and acknowledge that PDF really is the document format of choice.

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[12 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

The next version of Windows — which coincidentally actually looks pretty good — will include new Win32 API’s for XPS developers. The new API’s will be:

XPS API provides creation, manipulation, reading, writing and other services for XPS documents and print streams
OPC API provides creation, manipulation, reading, writing and other services for Open Packaging Conventions-based file formats, including XPS, OOXML and an increasing number of industrial strength third party file formats
XPS Print API provides a new entry point for applications to benefit from the enhanced XPS Print Path, irrespective of whether the final output …