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XPS Reader is the only App available on the App Store which brings support to OS X for documents in the .xps format.

XPS (Open XML Paper Specification, also referred to as OpenXPS) is an open specification for a page description language and a fixed-document format originally developed by Microsoft.

Features & functions include:

  • Printing
  • Bookmarking
  • Displaying document properties
  • Extracting fonts
  • Extracting images
  • Outline Mode View
  • Single & Double page modes
  • Page Delimiter management
  • + more customizable preferences more...


Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Thresher-The-Shark Member IconComment+145

I'd be interested if anyone has a use for this as I doubt most people are even aware the format exists, never mind having come across a file only available in it. From a cursory glance I don't even see a way to create them from within Office 2011.

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Version 1.0.0

Some people and companies that mainly or exclusively use Windows, are increasingly sending out files to their employees and the general public whose format was developed by Microsoft--.docx, .xps, etc. If the person trying to read these files uses a Mac that's running an older version of Microsoft Office for Mac, they can't read these files, requiring them to either buy a newer version of Office for Mac, or to download a Mac-specific utility that allows them to work with these new file formats. I don't know which version of Office for Mac can read .xps files, but if all one needs to do is to read .xps files, then a little utility like this one might be handy.


I looked into this further, and found NO version of Office for Mac can read .xps files, even with a plugin (there are none to do this on the Mac)--you need a third-party utility to work with .xps files on the Mac, and all the ones I found (like the one on this page) aren't free, or you can use a Google Gmail or Google Drive account to read .xps files and convert them to standard PDF format, or you can use a free conversion service like www.convertfiles.com or www.XPS2PDF.org.

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Version 1.0.0
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Downloads 1,976
Version Downloads 1,976
License Commercial
Date 18 Apr 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $14.99