XPS files are a type of document file that are similar to PDF files, but they are owned by Microsoft and not widely supported by other applications. If you want to share your XPS files with others who may not have a compatible reader, you can convert them to PDF format using online tools or software.
In this article, we will show you how to use three different methods to convert XPS files to PDF files: using an online converter, using a printer driver, and using a desktop application.
One of the easiest ways to convert XPS files to PDF files is to use an online converter service. There are many websites that offer this service for free, such as XPS to PDF, Convertio, and FreeConvert. Here are the steps to use an online converter:
Go to the website of your choice and click on the \"Upload Files\" button or drag and drop your XPS files to the designated area.
Select PDF as the output format and click on the \"Convert\" button.
Wait for the conversion process to finish and download your PDF files individually or in a ZIP archive.
The advantage of using an online converter is that you don't need to install any software on your computer and you can access it from any device with an internet connection. However, some drawbacks are that you may have a limit on the number of files or the file size that you can convert at once, and you may not have much control over the quality or settings of the output PDF files. Also, you should be careful about uploading sensitive or confidential documents to a third-party website, as they may not guarantee the security or privacy of your data.
Method 2: Using a Printer Driver
Another way to convert XPS files to PDF files is to use a printer driver that can create PDF files from any printable document. One such printer driver is Universal Document Converter, which is a software that you need to install on your computer. Here are the steps to use a printer driver:
Open your XPS file with a compatible reader, such as Microsoft XPS Viewer or Microsoft Edge.
Click on the \"File\" menu and select \"Print\".
Select Universal Document Converter as the printer and click on \"Preferences\".
Click on \"File Format\" and select \"PDF document\". You can also adjust other settings such as compression, resolution, watermark, etc.
Click on \"OK\" and then on \"Print\". Choose a location and a name for your PDF file and save it.
The advantage of using a printer driver is that you can convert any printable document to PDF format with high quality and customization options. However, some drawbacks are that you need to install additional software on your computer and you need to open each XPS file individually before printing it.
Method 3: Using a Desktop Application
A third way to convert XPS files to PDF files is to use a desktop application that can handle both formats. One such application is Zamzar, which is a software that you need to download and install on your computer. Here are the steps to use a desktop application:
Launch Zamzar and click on the \"Add Files\" button or drag and drop your XPS files to the main window.
Select PDF as the output format from the drop-down menu at the bottom.
Click on the \"Convert Now\" button and wait for the conversion process to finish.
Browse to the folder where your PDF files are saved and open them with your preferred reader.