Why can’t I open scanned documents that were saved to XPS format?

Natalia Kisseleff April 27, 2012

I used a duplex scanner for some old reports. They scanned well but they came up as XPS documents. When I tried to click on them to open them, they wouldn’t. Why not?

  1. itk
    July 24, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    You can use Master PDF Editor

  2. judki
    June 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

    you can try the app "Documento - office viewer" - it's open a xps file in android device.

  3. John Reese
    April 29, 2012 at 2:40 am

    What program are you using to view XPS files? Word? Or XPS viewer. To edit the files you will need an OCR (Optical character recognition) software to convert the XPC file into a DOC or other word processor format. The better OCR are costly, but they produce less errors and some have build in spell checker. XPS file format is Microsoft to PDF format. The XPS has not taken off like PDF, so you have less software to work with. If you want just to convert to PDF, look on download.cnet.com for free converter.

  4. ha14
    April 27, 2012 at 7:22 am

    XPS files are formatted documents like PDF files, except open source. Windows Vista, 7 includes an XPS reader, so you should be able to view it just by double-clicking the file in Explorer.

    How to Open, View or Create XPS Documents in Windows XP and Windows 2003

    XPS file, XPS document Open, View, Convert

    Microsoft XPS Essentials Pack

  5. Bruce Epper
    April 27, 2012 at 6:09 am

    Right-click on one of the XPS documents and select Open with... from the menu. Select Internet Explorer as the application to open it with and make sure the checkbox next to 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file' is checked.