Why & How To Convert From XPS To PDF [Tutorial]

Windows user might already be familiar with XPS files. They are, essentially, Microsoft’s version of the Adobe PDF format. When working with Microsoft Word, for example, you have the possibility to create XPS files of your documents rather than PDFs.

Because this means that some users of Windows can only really export their documents with a fixed layout in the XPS format, the need arises to convert them to the way better supported and more common format of PDF.

Thus, this tutorial will show you how to convert XPS documents to PDF using the PDF2Go PDF converter

Convert XPS To PDF

Why would you even want to convert your XPS file though? A part of the answer was already given above: the format is not as common and thus as widely supported as the PDF format. Users of other computers or operating systems (Linux, Mac OS) may have difficulty opening and viewing such files. And mobile users can hardly open an XPS file either.

Maybe you even are one of the unlucky people that got sent an XPS file with no possibility to open it. Then, a conversion to PDF is almost inevitable. Let us tell you how easily, online and without any costs you can do that.

How To Convert XPS To PDF

This is actually the easy part. 😉 Only three steps are needed to turn your XPS into a more usable and still un-editable and fixed-layout document:

  1. Go to www.PDF2Go.com/convert-PDF.
  2. Upload your XPS file.
  3. Click on “Convert To PDF”. After a short wait, the PDF file is ready for download!

Convert XPS To Other Documents

As stated above, XPS files are very similar to PDF files. But that also means that they have the same disadvantages as the Adobe format. They can not be edited further, for example. And turning an XPS file back into the DOC or ODT it was made out of is, unfortunately, not possible either.

There is, however, a way around this problem. Once you turned your XPS into PDF, you can convert it into an editable format with the exact same PDF converter on PDF2Go! Either you re-upload your PDF, or you use the “edit further” option on the download page.

Then, you can choose one of the following (document) formats:

  • ODT
  • RTF
  • TXT
  • HTML

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