How to Print XPS Files on a Mac

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How to Print XPS Files on a Mac
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An XPS file is a descriptor file that's formatted like an XML file, according to File Info. They usually denote the printing information, layout and appearance of a certain file. Microsoft Word 2008 for your Mac can view XPS files created on a Mac or a PC. Word 2008 for Mac also prints XPS files on the Mac computer.

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  • Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac

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  1. 1

    Open Word on your Mac computer. It will be in the Applications folder. Double-click on the program to open it.

  2. 2

    Click on “Open” in the "File" menu and select the XPS file you want to print on your Mac. Click “Open”.

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    Select “Print” from the File menu. Choose a printer from the “Printer” menu and click the “Print” button.

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