Windows 10 comes with an XPS Viewer application that lets you open and views OXPS and XPS files. It is a lesser-known file format, and a little support is available on another platform like Android or Mac. Even old Windows users can not open it without a third-party tool. If you share an XPS or OXPS document with a friend or co-workers, he/she have to download a third-party tool to open the XPS or OXPS document if they are not using Windows 10.
If you have to share a file that is at present in XPS or OXPS format, it is better to convert them into PDF (Portable Document Format) first and then share the PDF document. All modern browsers have inbuilt functionality to open a PDF file, which means you can open it in any operating system, including Linux, macOS, and Android.
Over the internet, many applications claim to convert OXPS and XPS documents into a PDF files. Some software is paid, and some are free; a few of them are working, and many are not.
This post will show the steps to convert OXPS and XPS files into PDF files without using a third-party tool. Basically, we will use the “Microsoft Print to PDF” printer to convert these into PDF. Let’s see how it works.
How to convert an OXPS and XPS document to PDF in Windows 10?
- Open your OXPS or XPS document using XPS Viewer.
- Press Ctrl + P keyboard shortcut to launch the Print dialog box.
- From the available printers, select the “Microsoft Print to PDF.”
- Click on the Print button.
- Select the location of the file and finally click on the Save button.
By following the above steps, you can successfully convert OXPS and XPS documents into PDF files without using any third-party tool.