What is OXPS File and How to Open OXPS File Easily?

2017-08-14 21:36:07 / Posted by Megan Charles to Utility Follow @ Megan

Many Mac users might not be familiar with OXPS file, but some of them had received .oxps file from others and don't know how to open it. So, let us get to know what is OXPS file first, and then show you how to open OXPS files.

What is OXPS File?

Just as PDF, OXPS is just another fixed-layout intended for creating, printing and sharing documents. The .oxps format is the default XPS document format in Windows 8 and Windows 10. In fact, OXPS and XPS are twin brothers in terms of structure and layout. When users create XPS files in Windows 8 or Windows 10, the system saves files in OXPS format by default. It's similar to previous XPS format, however it is not compatible. Specially for Mac users, there is not a built-in application allows you to open OXPS file directly on Mac.

Easiest Way to Open OXPS on Mac

If you just want to open OXPS file and view its content on your Mac, you can select an OXPS viewer to help you to do that. And I recommend Cisdem DocumentReader for you, it is a app-powerful file and documents reader for Mac(macOS Sierra Included). With DocumentReader, you can open OXPS file on Mac easily, and it will give you a fantastic reading experience using different viewing styles with toolbar consisting view mode, searching pane, page navigation, zoom, rotate, save, copy, etc. To your surprise, you can design the toolbar in the way you favor.

In addition, this application also enables you to read many files types such as WPD, WPS, XPS, VISIO, PDF files on Mac, and you can easily print WPD, WPS, XPS, OXPS, VISIO, PDF files and save it to PDF format on Mac.

Let's open OXPS file on Mac with DocumentReader

  1. Click the “Free Download” button to try DocumentReader for free, and launch it on your Mac.
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  2. Find your OXPS file on your Mac, and drag it to DocumentReader, then you can view the details of your OXPS file. You can open multiple OXPS files at one time.open OXPS on mac 02
  3. DocumentReader provides a “search” bar for users, which allows you to input your keywords to search in the whole OXPS file, and it will highlight them for you.open oxps on mac 03
  4. If you want to design this toolbar in the way you favor to ensure you the smoothest OXPS reading experience, you can click "View" on the top menu, and select "Customize Toolbar" to set up.open oxps on mac 04


Open OXPS Files on Windows

#1 Utilize a Free OXPS Viewer for Windows

If you are using Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, or XP, you can use SysTools XPS Viewer. It support to open and view XPS/OXPS files, also you can set&change permissions on digitally singed oxps document, even save another copy of the oxps document.

  1. Go to SysTools, click “Download Now” button to submit query.oxps viewer for windows
  2. Download and install the OXPS Viewer according to the received information from SysTools.
  3. Launch the OXPS Viewer and open OXPS file on Windows.

#2 Convert OXPS to XPS on Windows

Also, you can convert OXPS to XPS, then open the XPS files on Windows. Pdfconvertonloine is online free program to convert OXPS to XPS or XPS to OXPS, no email address is required to get the converted XPS file.

  1. Go to pdfconvertonline, click “Choose File” to upload OXPS files for conversion.convert oxps to xps online
  2. Choose the output as XPS.
  3. Click “Convert Now” to convert OXPS file to XPS.
  4. Open the downloaded XPS file, you will be able to open OXPS files on Windows now.

Use Online OXPS Converter to Open OXPS

As you may have noticed, DocumentReader can not only open OXPS files on mac, but also can save OXPS as PDF for easy printing and sharing on different platforms. PDF files can be opened and viewed on different devices, so we can also convert OXPS to PDF for convenient viewing.

You can convert OXPS to PDF on online2pdf. This site provides service for users to convert OXPS file to PDF and other formats. It is free, just uploading your OXPS file to it, it will convert your file to PDF so that you can view on any other devices.

Let's open OXPS on mac by converting OXPS to PDF with online2pdf​

  1. At first, you need to upload your OXPS file to this site. You can add your file by click “Select File” button on the interface.convert oxps to pdf
  2. Then you should choose the output as PDF.
  3. Start to convert OXPS to PDF, after that, the PDF file will be automatically saved to your PC.

Things You Need to Pay Attention When Using Online Tools to Open OXPS Files

  • You have to worry about the safety of your files since those online tool will keep your files for several hours. And those sites usually store the information of users' action and document information.
  • Those online tool usually provides no warranties and it will use cookies on this site.
  • Online tool usually provides limited functions.
  • Online tool has size limit.

So, desktop OXPS Viewer would be a better choice to open, view even convert OXPS files.

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3 Comments Leave a Reply

  • Sherry

    This oxps viewer actually does what it says and what it's supposed to, it's Brilliant!

    2 years ago REPLY
  • Justin

    Now I can open OXPS files on my Mac without a glitch. Works really well!

    2 years ago REPLY
  • Kenway

    I have took a chance on the third-party app. And I am very enjoying the speed and simplicity of it.

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