The Open XML Paper Specification or XPS file format is a specification that allows you to save your documents in a fixed format similar to that of a PDF. However, the XPS format is compatible only with Microsoft software and can be used interchangeably with PDF files. Although you can open it with Microsoft Word, you will need to install a plug-in before you can import the XPS file.
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Open your Web browser, and navigate to http://www.Microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=4D951911-3E7E-4AE6-B059-A2E79ED87041&displaylang=en.>
Click the "Download" link, and click "Run." This will add the "Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS" plug-in to your Microsoft Word application.
Click "Start." Type "Microsoft Word" into the search box.
Click the "Microsoft Word" icon to open the program.
Click "File," click "Open" and select the XPS file. You can now import your XPS file into Word with the plug-in installed.
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