Office Service Pack 2 with XPS

Office service pack 2 is now available – you can read the details pretty much anywhere but a good place to start is the Inside Office blog which has links to the official announcement, blog articles, technical and support information and, yes, the download link. From the document perspective the big news in SP2 is…


Final Draft of OpenXPS

After 20 months of hard work, 8 face-to-face meetings (in Japan, Europe and the USA), numerous conference calls and a load of email, TC46, the technical committee working on the standardization of XPS, has published the final draft of the OpenXPS specification – denoted as version 1.6. As Ecma notes in this post, this draft…


4 x PDF on XPS

"Standards need to be open, otherwise they won’t be accepted anymore. Interoperability is important, as people do not want to get locked-in anymore. But everybody should still welcome a good, sound technology that aims to bring electronic document nirvana closer."   That quote is from an interesting article by Nick De Roeck of NiXPS published…


NiXPS: now with PDF and SVG

From NiXPS: NiXPS View v2.6.1 now features PDF export. NiXPS Edit can now export XPS pages to SVG, and has a new interactive text editing tool which greatly facilitates text corrections.


NiXPS Updated

NiXPS have updated their SDK (now version 2.6) and it now supports output to SVG in addition to PDF, and TIFF. Details of the SDK are on the NiXPS website.


Viewer Comparisons

Pagemark Technology has published a comparison of the performance of different XPS viewers (XPS, PDF). The report covers XPS viewers from a number of different sources: Microsoft XPS Viewer Informative Graphics Brava Reader! 3.1.0.16 NiXPS Edit v 2.5  SANAtech  XPS Viewer v1.0 Adobe Acrobat 8.1 Software Imaging XPS Viewer Pagemark Technology XPS Show and includes…


Monarch data import with XPS

Datawatch has released an update for their Monarch application for report mining and analysis. Version 10 now provides support for XPS to enable users to import data into Monarch from any Windows application with print support. This is a great example of how XPS enables interoperability between applications and how solutions can leverage the print…


Capturing XPS

MadCap announced today that the latest version of Capture includes XPS support: “Capture 3.0 provides the ability to save and load images in Microsoft XPS, providing a much crisper image that does not become pixilated when someone zooms in. The new functionality in Capture complements support for the XPS standard available with other MadCap solutions,…


Zoran IPS 8.1

Zoran has announced version 8.1 of the IPS interpreter which “…fully supports Microsoft’s XPSDrv print path”. “As a technology supplier that has earned Microsoft’s Driver Test Manager certifications, Zoran continues to demonstrate its full commitment to software compatibility,” said Jack Mayo, Group Program Manager for Windows Documents & Printing, Microsoft Corporation. “Certification from Microsoft helps…


More XPS with Toshiba e-STUDIO

Today Toshiba announced the immediate availability of the Toshiba e-STUDIO(TM)5520c/5520CT/6520c/6520CT/6530c/6530CT series of MFPs with XPS support. “Building on its long-standing relationship with Microsoft, the e-STUDIO5520c/6520c/6530c MFP series provides Windows Vista-specific printing enhancements in the form of XPS Print Path drivers, Windows Color System support and Windows Vista WS print and scan support” “The entire color…