Microsoft's XML Paper Specification (XPS) is a document format with a markup language that is a subset of XAML for Windows Presentation Foundation. XPS is an alternative to Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF).
You can generate XPS output while simultaneously building Word output (by installing a free add-in download from Microsoft).
In order to send output to XPS via Microsoft Word, you need to have the following setup.
- You must have at least Microsoft Word 2007 installed. Previous versions of Word do not support this functionality.
You must download and install the following free add-ins from Microsoft.
To View and Generate XPS Go to the following:
To Save as XPS Go to the following:
- Open a Word target.
- In the Target Editor, do one of the following.
use the output file field on the general tab
- Select the General tab.
- In the Output File field, enter the name that you want to use for the main output file and add the .xps extension at the end of it. For example, if you want your main output file to be called "MyNewManual," you would enter the following in this field: MyNewManual.xps
use the check box on the advanced tab
- Select the Advanced tab.
- Click the check box next to Generate XPS for MS Word Ouput.
Note: If you use this second check box option, it will overrule any file extension specified for the output file name on the General tab.
- Click to save your work.