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  • Blog Post: Office Service Pack 2 with XPS

    Office service pack 2 is now available – you can read the details pretty much anywhere but a good place to start is the Inside Office blog which has links to the official announcement, blog articles, technical and support information and, yes, the download link. From the document perspective the big...
  • Blog Post: Final Draft of OpenXPS

    After 20 months of hard work, 8 face-to-face meetings (in Japan, Europe and the USA), numerous conference calls and a load of email, TC46, the technical committee working on the standardization of XPS, has published the final draft of the OpenXPS specification – denoted as version 1.6. As Ecma notes...
  • Blog Post: 4 x PDF on XPS

    "Standards need to be open, otherwise they won’t be accepted anymore. Interoperability is important, as people do not want to get locked-in anymore. But everybody should still welcome a good, sound technology that aims to bring electronic document nirvana closer."   That quote is from...
  • Blog Post: NiXPS: now with PDF and SVG

    From NiXPS : NiXPS View v2.6.1 now features PDF export. NiXPS Edit can now export XPS pages to SVG, and has a new interactive text editing tool which greatly facilitates text corrections.
  • Blog Post: NiXPS Updated

    NiXPS have updated their SDK (now version 2.6) and it now supports output to SVG in addition to PDF, and TIFF. Details of the SDK are on the NiXPS website.
  • Blog Post: Viewer Comparisons

    Pagemark Technology has published a comparison of the performance of different XPS viewers ( XPS , PDF ). The report covers XPS viewers from a number of different sources: Microsoft XPS Viewer Informative Graphics Brava Reader ! 3.1.0.16 NiXPS Edit v 2.5  SANAtech  XPS Viewer v1.0 Adobe Acrobat...
  • Blog Post: Monarch data import with XPS

    Datawatch has released an update for their Monarch application for report mining and analysis. Version 10 now provides support for XPS to enable users to import data into Monarch from any Windows application with print support. This is a great example of how XPS enables interoperability between applications...
  • Blog Post: Capturing XPS

    MadCap announced today that the latest version of Capture includes XPS support: “Capture 3.0 provides the ability to save and load images in Microsoft XPS, providing a much crisper image that does not become pixilated when someone zooms in. The new functionality in Capture complements support for the...
  • Blog Post: Zoran IPS 8.1

    Zoran has announced version 8.1 of the IPS interpreter which “…fully supports Microsoft’s XPSDrv print path”. “As a technology supplier that has earned Microsoft’s Driver Test Manager certifications, Zoran continues to demonstrate its full commitment to software compatibility,” said Jack Mayo,...
  • Blog Post: More XPS with Toshiba e-STUDIO

    Today Toshiba announced the immediate availability of the Toshiba e-STUDIO(TM)5520c/5520CT/6520c/6520CT/6530c/6530CT series of MFPs with XPS support. “Building on its long-standing relationship with Microsoft, the e-STUDIO5520c/6520c/6530c MFP series provides Windows Vista-specific printing enhancements...
  • Blog Post: XPS testing from XPS Associates

    XPS Associates have released two testing products for XPS: C-XPS Render is designed to test accurate rendering by providing test content and expected results C-XPS Speed Suite is designed to test rendering performance by providing test content   More information on the test suites from XPS Associates...
  • Blog Post: Another XPS viewer

    Not content with the multiple XPS viewers for Windows, Mac & Linux? Software Imaging have introduced their own XPS viewer that uses their PrintMagicXPS rendering engine (i.e. it doesn’t rely on the rendering engine in WPF). More details from Software Imaging
  • Blog Post: MagiColor XPS

    Konica Minolta continue to release products with support for XPS , the latest is the Magicolor 5600 Series . Additional details of Konica Minolta and Windows Vista at http://www.biz.konicaminolta.com/technologies/vista_compatibility/ .
  • Blog Post: Nuance OmniPage Capture SDK 16

    Nuance has announced OmniPage Capture SDK 16 — " Nuance has also added robust support for the XML Paper Specification, XPS, which enables document sharing and archiving with Windows Vista. " More details in the press release .
  • Blog Post: IRIS updates XPS Support

    IRISPdf has been updated to version 7.2. XPS is included in the list of enhancements: “An important new output format is the XML Paper Specification (XPS). Like Adobe's PDF format, XPS is a fixed-layout document format designed to preserve document fidelity, so that documents look the same and as they...
  • Blog Post: XPS Blaze

    MadCap Software has announced MadCap Blaze, a new tool long document authoring, with support for XPS: “Microsoft is thrilled by the launch of MadCap Blaze, which extends the power of XPS into the world of long document print publishing,” said Jack Mayo, group program manager for Windows Documents &...
  • Blog Post: New Toshiba e-Studio

    “…the e-STUDIO2330c provides Windows Vista-specific printing enhancements in the form of XPS Print Path drivers, Windows Color System support and Windows Vista WS print and scan support, while remaining 100 percent backwards-compatible with existing deployments.” More in the Toshiba press release
  • Blog Post: Okular XPS

    Okular, the document viewer included in KDE, has reached version 0.7 . I liked this bit from the random ordered list of features and improvements... "XPS backend: various loading and rendering improvements, should be much more usable now"
  • Blog Post: XPS in Ability Office

    Version 5 of Ability Office is now available as a preview / beta from Ability . Version 5 adds support for XPS across all modules in the suite. The current beta is available as a download that expires at the end of August.
  • Blog Post: Canon imageRUNNER with XPS

    Canon USA announced the imageRUNNER 3245/3245i/3235/3235i/3230/3225 MFPs with "Rich Color Universal Send features including color scanning and XPS support".
  • Blog Post: I.R.I.S & XPS

    I.R.I.S announced today that they will be extending their agreement to provide HP with OCR and compression technology for future printing and imaging products. Included in the announcement are details of support for XPS... "An important new output format is Microsoft's XML Paper Specification (XPS)....
  • Blog Post: Autodesk DWF Toolkit

    Autodesk has announced version 7.5 of the Autodesk DWF Toolkit which now supports XPS-based DWFx files. The toolkit, for Windows and Linux, supports DWF files from AutoCAD 2009 and other Autodesk design software applications. Download
  • Blog Post: Océ announce XPS Device Support

      Océ has announced two new color MFPs with XPS support, the cm2522 and cm3522:     Users will have the capability to move information more rapidly throughout the entire organization by seamlessly integrating with existing network infrastructure. The Océ cm2522 and Océ cm3522 come standard...
  • Blog Post: XPS Mimic

    Madcap Software has announced Mimic 2.0, a software simulation tool, with support for output to Silverlight and XPS.
  • Blog Post: NiXPS Two and a half

    NiXPS announce version 2.5 of NiXPS Edit and NiXPS View and have also posted a presentation on improving your digital workflow with XPS . No letter soup... indeed! [H is learning fractions at the moment, so apologies for the post title]
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