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What is the difference between PDF and XPS?

Asked by Leo Samuels, Last updated: Oct 08, 2020

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J. Harty

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Answered Oct 08, 2020

One of the main differences between the two is that XPS files can be viewed using the XPS Viewer. If you would like to read PDF files, you know that you need Adobe Reader for it. XPS and PDF are known to be two different types of file formats.

They are often pitted against each other because XPS is a Microsoft type of PDF. If you have a Mac computer or if you would like to try opening XPS in other Apple devices, you would not be able to do it readily because they are not equipped with the right XPS viewers. PDF is normally used more by people too.

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S. Hughes

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Answered May 19, 2020

PDF stands for Portable Document Format, while XPS stands for Extreme Performance Systems. The main variance between PDF and XPS is that PDF can be unlocked with the usage of a browser or reader, while XPS is opened using a browser.

While XPS can support annotations.PDF is ideal for editing, viewing, and competing documents. The adobe file system created PDF. The PDF file extension denotes such a record. PDF’s are two-dimensional documents are separate from operating system hardware or software.

PDF documents can support text, buttons, hyperlinks, videos, images, and 2D vectors. XPS document format is for viewing, saving, sharing, digitally signing, and protection of fixed-document content.

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