This article will show you how to convert XPS to PDF on Mac in 3 different ways.
Released in 2006 by Microsoft, XML Paper Specification (with the extension .xps) is a page description language. It has been Open XML Paper Specification (.oxps) since 2009 when Ecma International standardized it. XPS was developed with the intention to compete with PDF. Similar to the Portable Document Format (PDF) format, XPS represents a document with a fixed layout.
However, XPS has never been widely used or supported in general, especially nowadays. That being said, if you deal with documents a lot, you may come across XPS files now and then. If you are a Mac user who is looking for an easy way to convert XPS or OXPS to PDF, this article can help.
You can use Cisdem Document Reader to effortlessly turn XPS file into PDF on your MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or iMac, etc.
The app currently doesn't support converting files in batch, but you can batch import XPS files in Step 2.
Alternatively, you can convert XPS to PDF on Mac using the Print tool. Here's how. Click Print in the toolbar. In the bottom left corner, click the dropdown menu and choose Save as PDF. Click Save.
There are also online tools to help you with the conversion. Online2PDF.com is one of them. This is a web-based XPS to PDF converter, which means it can run in a web browser. There is no need to download and install anything. Before the conversion, you need to first upload your XPS file to its server. If your document contains private or confidential information, then the online method may be better.
In addition to the basic feature of converting XPS and OXPS to PDF, it offers a set of preferences, enabling you to customize the PDF document.
Make sure that you have a working internet connection. If the XPS or OXPS document is large, it may take a while to upload.
There are also other online OXPS/XPS to PDF converters. Below is a short list.
An online article talks about the possibility of converting XPS to PDF with the help of a web browser such as Google Chrome and Google Docs. I tested both on my iMac. They didn't work for me. When I opened an XPS file with Chrome, the browser just downloaded the file instead of opening the document and letting me convert it. Google Drive, which encompasses Google Docs (and a few other web-based apps), did allow me to upload and preview XPS, but Google Docs didn't even support opening an XPS or OXPS file. Nevertheless, it's still possible to use Google Drive to convert XPS/OXPS to PDF on Mac.
This method is a little bit complicated, but it does work.
XPS is developed by Microsoft and is well supported by it. For example, Microsoft provides a free converter called XpsConverter as an OXPS to XPS converter. And Windows supports viewing and creating XPS files. Non-Microsoft systems such as macOS don’t include support for XPS. Luckily, there is actually more than one way to easily to convert XPS to PDF on Mac. If you want to do the conversion with quality and security, the first method can be the best choice.
Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.
Simple and full-featured. Only tried on small documents but effective and quick. Better than sveral others I have tried out. With the 3.0 version, I can also convert XPS to Text, JPEG, PNG on Mac now.
This software is so awesome, and more importantly it works so well consistently every day. Thanks!!
Use DocumentReader to open XPS files on Mac. Works really well! Also allows me to convert XPS to PDF. Awesome!!!
Saving files as PDF format will be good for me, so I will make a attempt to use it to convert my XPS files.
Finding a way to convert xps to pdf now. I think it will be a great solution, I will try later.