XPS Annotator

XPS Annotator

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.22
  • Total Downloads:
    147,499
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 27, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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XPS files, where XPS stands for XML Paper Specification, define the layout, printing specifications, and other factors about a document. They're similar to PDFs, but are based on XML. Windows has a built-in XPS Viewer that opens automatically when you click an XPS file, but it's pretty basic. XPS Annotator is a free, full-featured, standalone XPS file viewer, document annotator, XPS-to-image converter, properties adder and editor, and digital document signing tool. It has familiar operations such as zoom, search, save, copy, and print to a variety of output options. It supports hyperlinks, too.

XPS Annotator is a compact program that has several installation options, including a totally portable installation, but we chose to run the Windows-style setup wizard. The program's interface is very clean and simple, with a blank document window and simple file menus and control icons for printing, copying, and zooming in and out on documents, as well as set page layouts. We navigated to an XPS file and selected it. A thumbnail preview of the file appeared in the right half of the Open File dialog, a useful touch. We opened the file in XPS Annotator, which displayed it in the main view. We clicked Signatures, and a properties dialog for signing documents opened. We entered our data in the appropriate fields, clicked Sign, and then clicked Done. We then reopened Signatures and edited the one we'd created, changing several entries, and saved it. Next we clicked Properties, and a Properties Dialog template opened with blank fields. We entered our document data and clicked OK. We closed the document, returned to the desktop, and opened the document in the built-in Windows XPS Viewer, which correctly identified the new digital signature. We clicked Properties, and the properties dialog we'd just created appeared. We also tried the Permissions and Request Signatures functions, which worked as advertised.

This free tool does much more than the native Windows utility, but it's just as easy to use. XPS Annotator is recommended to anyone who handles XPS documents.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Either I'm missing something or ???"

February 07, 2014  |  By stimpy_aw

 |  Version: XPS Annotator 1.22

Pros

Thank you for making a better XPS viewer.

Cons

I need to edit hyperlinks in the XPS document I have created on my system. I have created Word, Excel and other office docs with hyperlink but for some reason when I print those XPS docs if I have 20 hyperlink only half might actual be able to click on. I know your app is a viewer but your description here and on your website make it seem like you can actually edit the XPS docs.

Summary

I have went to your website but I'm not able to log into the forums to post this there, will be opening up your forums any time in the future.

Unfortunately, I'll be uninstall your software because I need a way to "EDIT" an XPS document I create when the print of the XPS docs do not correctly print the hyperlinks I have in my document.

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5 stars

"EXCELLENT PRODUCT - RENDERS ULTRA HIGH QUALITY IMAGES!!"

February 06, 2014  |  By BDWong

 |  Version: XPS Annotator 1.22

Pros

Extremely high image quality.

Cons

Won't convert to PDF without "help" (see below).

Summary

Can convert to PDF when used in conjunction with PDFill (an excellent PDF manipulation program) by using the print to "PDFill PDF&Image Writer" function. AWESOME!

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1 stars

"NOT FUNCTIONAL!"

June 03, 2013  |  By veganjo1

 |  Version: XPS Annotator 1.22

Pros

none that I'm aware of

Cons

It will not open xps documents and BEWARE of the 4-5 other hijacking programs it download with it. I had to remove them in my add/remove programs AND my internet options as well as internet add-ons.

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1 stars

"Only Opens"

January 20, 2012  |  By jakkkkkk

 |  Version: XPS Annotator 1.22

Pros

Opens xps files, can print to an image

Cons

Doesn't allow editing functions that it claims, which is the only reason I even downloaded this program. I will be uninstalling this now because it doesn't help me in the slightest.

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5 stars

"Works perfect..."

November 09, 2011  |  By irenef7

 |  Version: XPS Annotator 1.22

Pros

Seems that a lot of companies are using xps files...needed this software.

Cons

no cons found for this download.

Summary

Works great...good download.

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3 stars

"Good viewer but lacks the ability to print"

May 09, 2011  |  By BlueOn2

 |  Version: XPS Annotator 1.22

Pros

Makes opening and viewing xps files easy.

Cons

No print facilty

Summary

Other alternatives include the ability to print (e.g. XPS Annotator).

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4 stars

"This product works very well and simple to use."

April 26, 2011  |  By ezbrown

 |  Version: XPS Annotator 1.22

Pros

Easy to install and use. Opens the file in its own application and you don't have to use Internet Explorer to view the file. Easy to zoom and tile pages. Easy to use text search

Cons

When printing from it will not allow you to select specific pages, you must print the entire document.

Summary

This is just what I needed , it works well !

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5 stars

"Good program for who needs open files xps"

April 21, 2011  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: XPS Annotator 1.22

Pros

Easy interface, fast istallation.
It goes well, no problem

Cons

not cons at thi moment

Summary

software that you can download and istall good.

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5 stars

"Great tool!"

November 08, 2010  |  By X-erwin

 |  Version: XPS Annotator 1.22

Pros

We can edit xps.

Cons

not found now

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.22
Version 1.22 has ability to change the highlight annotations color, hyperlink support and bug fixes for non en-US language OS.
General
Publisher Danang Probo Sayekti
Publisher web site http://www.xpsdev.com
Release Date February 23, 2010
Date Added February 27, 2010
Version 1.22
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Document Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Download Information
File Size 454.77KB
File Name xav122.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 147,499
Downloads Last Week 181
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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