Files with the .OXPS extension contain text documents compressed in ZIP format, possibly with graphic element prepared for printout. All information, including page layout, are stored in an open programming language based on XAML – OpenXPS. It was standardized by the Ecma International organisation in 2009, on the basis of the XPS - XML Paper Specification, developed by Windows in the year 2006.
This format supports additional functionalities, such as:
OXPS files resemble PDF and PostSCript files – the have a specified page layout, in order to enable true reproducing of the document. It is a type of digital printout. OXPS does not support dynamic elements.
The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support OXPS files. Files with OXPS suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Being unable to open files with OXPS extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with OXPS files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports OXPS files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft XPS Viewer or one to the listed programs: Microsoft Word, XpsViewer, Microsoft Windows 8. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support OXPS files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Microsoft XPS Viewer installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.
You still cannot access OXPS files although Microsoft XPS Viewer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why OXPS files are not compatible with Microsoft XPS Viewer. The latest version of Microsoft XPS Viewer should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing Microsoft XPS Viewer (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open OXPS files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper OXPS file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the OXPS is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the OXPS file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If the OXPS file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with OXPS extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support OXPS files. Close all running programs and try opening the OXPS file.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with OpenXPS Format file. It may be the case that the OXPS files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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