Almost 80 % of the people started using windows 7 or Windows 8 Operating System(OS) and If you are one among them You might have noticed the default printing format extension is .XPS in windows 7 and .OXPS in Windows 8. The XPS extension is not new to us, it was introduced approximately 7 years back along with the Windows Vista OS and Microsoft mentioned it as PDF killer but Windows Vista itself became a huge fail so xps formats failed to reach among the major audience.Microsoft added them again in Windows 7 unlike before with much support and the XPS extension is changed to OXPS with the introduction of Windows 8 OS.
So by default if you use print function to save or print documents it will be in xps extension in windows 7 and oxps in windows 8. It is not recognized as much it should be like PDF among people.It is a pain if you don’t have printer in your home and rely on printing shops to take print out because if they use MAC or Windows Xp or any other Operating system this XPS and OXPS format will not be recognized like PDF and hence print out cannot be taken.If you have Internet connection in your Home you can convert this XPS/OXPS to Pdf format through online converting sites like Free PDF converter, XPS to PDF, OXPS to PDF. But If you don’t have regular Internet connection, the following free Software will help you to Convert XPS/OXPS to PDF easily.
1) PrimoPDF :
PrimoPDF is #1 free PDF software to convert many formats in to PDF.It is easy to use software and best thing is free version does all the needed things hassle free.All you have to do is just drag and drop the file in to the primoPDF icon or you can simply click print option in the page it will take you to the primoPDF settings ,click the desired option(check video tutorial below).
Here is the screenshot of the software
Here is the video tutorial of primoPDF :
The DoPDF software is another best free software to convert any document format into pdf.And also it lets you change default printing type to “dopdf” like “primoPDF” while installing the software.
Here is the video tutorial below
3)Free XPS to PDF converter :
It is another free software to convert xps to pdf file format.It is very user friendly with simple UI and unlike PrimoPDF and DoPDF it doesn’t change oxps format or other formats.It can only convert XPS to PDF format.Either single file or folder can be added to convert according to the user needs.
Here is the screenshot