A PDF (Portable Document Format) is a document file containing text, hyperlinks, and sometimes even images. It is a terrific format for sharing documents on the internet because it is relatively compact and looks the same on any system that can read it. If you create a PDF on your Windows tablet, it will look the same on your friend’s MacBook, for example. In fact, it will look the same anywhere it’s opened.
An XPS (XML Paper Specification) file is very similar to a PDF. It also is a self-contained document that looks the same on any system that can open it. The big difference, however, is that Microsoft owns the XPS file format so most PDF readers — including the very popular Adobe Acrobat Reader — won’t be able to open it. This is the key difference between the two formats!
Yes, you can easily convert XPS files to PDF. This is an important thing to do because it will make your document more accessible to a greater number of people. At this point, most people know the PDF format and have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on their computer (and maybe even their phone and tablet). Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about XPS readers, as only folks with Microsoft apps installed will be able to quickly read it.
Granted, there are document readers available that support both formats. However, these are not as readily available as Acrobat Reader. In most cases, a person who receives your document file will have an easier time opening a PDF than they will an XPS.
To start, you’ll need one or more XPS files. Our tool has no limit on how many XPS files you can convert nor on how big those XPS files can be. However, you can only convert in batches of 20 at the most.
First, drag and drop up to 20 XPS files to the area that says “Drop Your Files Here”. Conversely, you can hit the “UPLOAD FILES” button and navigate to your XPS documents that way.
As soon as you upload a file, our system will start the conversion process. You’ll be able to see in real-time as the files move from XPS to PDF. When a conversion is finished, you can hit the “DOWNLOAD” button underneath your new PDF.
However, you can save some time by waiting for all the conversions to complete and then hitting the “DOWNLOAD ALL” button. This will download a ZIP file with all of the PDFs all at once.
If you need to convert more than 20 XPS files, you can definitely make that happen. Simply hit the “CLEAR QUEUE” button and upload another batch. As long as you don’t try to upload more than 20 files at once, you’ll have no issues.
Your data is secure with our conversion tool. We permanently erase all uploads to our server after 60 minutes. Both the uploads and the conversions don’t last for more than an hour, keeping your files and information secure!
Additionally, you don’t need to be concerned about losing your original XPS files. When you upload an XPS, our server creates a copy of that file and then converts the copied version. The original document is safe on your computer or mobile device.