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Is there a Microsoft .xps file editor? By this I mean the the output generated for Print-to-File. Preferably free and open source. Paid software would be a second choice.

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Hi Rob. What edits do you need to do? Have you tried Notepad? Or Notepad++? –  Steve Nov 10 '11 at 12:50

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My own solution. Rather than use the XPS option to Print to File, instead I will use freeware CutePDF Virtual Printer. I can then select that as a printer and it will send the output to PDF. I can then use PDF X-Change Viewer to edit it. I am likely to accept my own answer when superuser allows in 2 days.


Even better than CutePDF (possibly) is: PDFForge


  • This is an open source virtual printer to PDF.
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I concur -get xps out of your workflow entirely, it is not helping anyone :) –  Paul Nov 10 '11 at 13:13
+1 @Paul. PDF is more commonplace and there are more tools to convert it for editing, or for editing itself in situ. –  therobyouknow Nov 12 '11 at 11:23

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