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jack12
Nov 16, 2012

What's is the printer choice "XPS Document Writer" used for in Windows 7?

I was adding a new network printer, and under the "Choose Devices and Printers" choices I saw an option for Microsoft XPS Document Writer. I've never seen an physical XPS Document Writer before; what is this choice used for?

jimlynch
11/22/2012
What Is an XPS Document Writer?
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5752622_xps-document-writer_.html

"The XPS Document Writer is a Microsoft program that produces files that work well for publishing--better, the company says, than what is offered by Adobe's PDF files. Microsoft is including the program with its software on new computers so that XPS will become universal."
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sspade
11/19/2012

It's not actually a printer.  It's a method for creating XPS files.  Which is probably something you will never need to do, but if you do Windows 7 has the capability to print or view them built in, unlike Windows XP.

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