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Does somebody knows about any tools for converting from XPS to PDF format?. I have some files in XPS but I need to convert them into PDF format.

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You can install PDF Creator and simply print your XPS file (or any file from any program that has printing capabilities) to PDF.

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yes I know about PDF printers, but they convert HTML pages into PDF format, I need some tool that can read XPS and convert directly to PDF. –  ArceBrito Dec 4 '10 at 22:38
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I don't see why PDF printer would do any worse job then any native program? Have you tried it ? –  MadBoy Dec 4 '10 at 22:40
    
I have downloaded FreePDF, and it seem that the printed document is exactly as its XPS counterpart. Thanks. –  ArceBrito Dec 4 '10 at 22:49
    
I prefer PDF Creator myself. Use it at work on all computers. But as long as other programs do the job you're safe :-) –  MadBoy Dec 4 '10 at 22:55
    
Beware the crapware that comes bundled with this software. A Toolbar and PDFArchitect which will shadily switch the default search engine of your browsers and who knows what else. –  shiznit123 Mar 27 '13 at 2:41

GhostPDL (sources, binaries), the sibling application to Ghostscript, can do that. It's a commandline tool. Which means you can also script it, and make the conversion non-interactivly. Printing to a "PDF printer" as was suggested above, does work as well of course. But it means you have to open the XPS in a viewer first, then click "print", select the PDF printer, etc. Interactively...

Here is a sample commandline to test the GhostPDL way:

gxps.exe ^
   -o output.pdf ^
   -sPDFSETTINGS=/prepress ^
   input.xps
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Adobe Acrobat 8 and later supports the direct conversion of XPS to PDF. Just drop the file(s) onto Acrobat and it will produce PDFs for you. No muss - no fuss!

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