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What is OXPS File and How to Open OXPS File on Mac OS X

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 on Mac.

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.

As for Mac users, if you receive some OXPS file from your friends or customers, how to open OXPS file on Mac and view its contents? Don’t worry, I will share three different but effective methods for all of you to open OXPS file on Mac. Read on.

How to Open OXPS File on Mac OS X?

Actually, opening OXPS file on Mac isn’t so hard as your think, there are many different methods available. You can select a useful OXPS viewer to help you open .oxps file on Mac, or you can find a converter that allows you to convert .oxps file to other format supported by Mac. Next, I will show you three methods to open OXPS file on Mac.

Method 1: Use OXPS Viewer to Open OPXS File Directly

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 OS X (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.

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How to open OXPS file on Mac with DocumentReader?

Step 1. Click the “Free Download” button to try DocumentReader for free, and launch it on your Mac.

Step 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 files at one time.


Step 3. DocumentReader provides a “search” bar for users, which allows you to input your keywords to search in the whole file, and it will highlight them for you.

Step 4. If you want to design this toolbar in the way you favor to ensure you the smoothest reading experience, you can click "View" on the top menu, and select "Customize Toolbar" to set up.


Method 2: Use OXPS Converter to Convert OXPS File to PDF File

Although Microsoft created XPS to compete with Adobe’s PDF, and many people also received this document format, PDF was still used by most of people, it also was one of the most popular file format. So, converting OXPS file to PDF file is feasible, which will makes you share your file more conveniently.

How to convert OXPS file to PDF file on Mac? I tried a variety of different ways, and Isummed up two effective ways of that to share for you. Several days ago, I wrote an article about that. There, I shared two solution of how to convert OXPS file to PDF file on Mac. If you are interested in method 2, you can click the hyperlink to visit this article. Here, to save time and effort, I will not repeat the previous content.

Method 3: Use Free Online Converter to Convert OXPS to DOC

DocumentReader only supports to open OXPS file on Mac, and PDF file also can’t be edited without a PDF editor, if you want to edit your OXPS file, method 3 is your best choice. You can convert OXPS to DOC with free online converter. This site provides service for users to convert OXPS file to other formats, including TIFF, JPEG, Doc, Excel, HTML, Text, PostScript, WMF, etc. It is free, just uploading your OXPS file to it, it will convert your file to DOC so that you can edit in Microsoft Word for Mac.

But when I try this free online converter, I can’t find its “Convert” button on the interface, I think it is a bug. And this free online converter doesn’t enable you to batch convert OXPS to DOC, you must to deal with your OXPS file one by one. What’s more, if you want to use online tool, you must pay attention to the following points:

  1. 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.
  2. Those online tool usually provides no warranties and it will use cookies on this site.
  3. Online tool usually provides limited functions.

How to convert OXPS to DOC with free online converter?

Step 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.

Step 2. Then you should set the convert options, just click the “DOC”.

Step 3. Start to convert OXPS to DOC, after that, you can click “Download Converted File” to get your file.

2016-09-21 22:00:00 / Posted byMegan Charles to Utility Follow @ Megan

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3 Responses

  • Sherry

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

    4 months ago REPLY
  • Justin

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

    5 months ago REPLY
  • Kenway

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

    6 months ago REPLY

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