Articles tagged with: XPS
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PDFTron Systems Inc., the vendor for PDF, XPS, SVG and other graphic technologies, launched its PDF2XPS solution for high-quality, fast and reliable conversion of PDF to XPS or OpenXPS documents.
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Global Graphics today announced the launch of the most comprehensive enterprise-level free PDF creation software; gDoc Creator. The free PDF software will be available for download by individual office workers and consumers under a corporate licensing scheme for the enterprise.
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.
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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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.
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.
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 …
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A new blog post from NiXPS, XPS Variable Data example with the NiXPS SDK, details how NiXPS SDK can be used to combine an XPS template and data pulled from a database.
This process is called variable data processing and saves you time and money when you need to fill out the same template (e.g. an Invoice form) multiple times — with every occurrence using changing data.
From XPS Variable Data example with the NiXPS SDK:
The reason I say that XPS really shines here, is for a few reasons:
It is very easy (and free) to …
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 …
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In 2006 Microsoft revealed XPS (codenamed “Metro”) to the world, it’s an an XML based final-form-file-format (try saying that 3 times in a row), with similar goals to PDF.
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Microsoft have announced that Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) will include native support for PDF.
With the release of SP2 users will be able to save documents directly to PDF from within Office applications, without having to install any additional add-ons. This marks a return to Microsoft’s original plan for PDF support.
When planning for Office 2007 Microsoft initially planned to include ‘Save as PDF’ support natively, but after a dispute with Adobe, they relented and instead offered ‘Save as PDF’ support through an optional add-on, which is available for free download.
Since PDF …
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Leading software developing technology focusing on embedded printing software solutions, Artifex, has just announced the release of its beta version of GhostXPS TM, a new input parser within the Ghostscript family of interpreter technologies.