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:
    145,575
  • Date Added:
    February 27, 2010
  • File Size:
    454.77KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    242
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
    Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
    Download Information
    File Size 454.77KB
    File Name xav122.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 145,575
    Downloads Last Week 242
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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