Adrian Ford on XPS et cetera

two types of paper

July, 2007

  • Adrian Ford on XPS et cetera

    HD Photo

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    HD Photo (previously WM Photo or Windows Media Photo) is one of the image formats supported within the XML Paper Specification (XPS). The HD Photo format provides excellent compression (lossless, lossy & visually lossless) with support for rich colors...
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    Nuance OMNIPage 16

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    TMCnet has a news item detailing Nuance's latest version of OmniPage Professional, their OCR and Document Conversion application. OmniPage now supports XPS, and provides conversion of scanned documents to searchable XPS, bridging the physical and electronic...
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    A TC46 Photo

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    Following on from my last post, here's a piccy of technical committee 46 (TC46) at the initial meeting in Cambridge last week (thanks to Patrick Llewelyn-Davies and Global Graphics for allowing me to use the photo). From left to right, back to front:...
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    TC46 in Cambridge

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    The initial meeting of Ecma TC46 , the technical committee working on standardization of the XML Paper Specification format, met at Queens' College Cambridge for its initial meeting on Monday. I was there (to represent Microsoft), as were 23 other people...
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    XPS viewing in three lines

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    I was involved in a conversation this week where someone mentioned "it's just 2 lines of code", So I thought I'd go one line better and provide an example of how to leverage WPF and Visual Studio to do an XPS Viewer in 3 lines of code. To get yourself...
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    RAS Syndrome

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    I've just added a link to ' XPS Specification ' together with some other resources in the sidebar. Of course, 'XPS Specification' expands to 'XML Paper Specification Specification', hence RAS Syndrome . Possible alternatives include ' XPS format ' (but...
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    Independence & Implementations

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    Somebody pointed me to a number of news stories that ran over the weekend that assume that XPS is a Microsoft-only thing. Here’s a quote from some coverage (this one happens to be in InfoWorld ): “Currently, Microsoft has the only implementation...
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    Minor Milestone - XPS goes to Ecma

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    I’ve been working with XPS for a long time – I started back in 200N (where N is an integer quite a lot less than 5 ;-), way before I came to work for Microsoft – and today (or rather last Thursday) marks a minor milestone in the evolution of the format...
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