Opening an .xps.zip attachment

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  1. Feltbower1950 macrumors newbie

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    Thicky here needs to open an attachment sent in .xps.zip format and can't. Mac says it needs an application to open it. Saved to desktop but pop up menu says 'convert file' from 'Text only' etc - file comes out encrypted whatever I try.Help!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    It seems to be a zipped XPS file, therefore the .xps.zip suffix.

    Zips can be extracted via the in-built unpacker of Mac OS X, or via The Unarchiver, a third party software found here: http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/unarchiver.html

    XPS files seem to be a compressed XML file, and are meant for Windows Vista.
    http://wakaba.c3.cx/s/apps/unarchiver.html

    or

    http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=xps+file+extension&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    I don't know which software could help you there.
    Have you got a Windows machine to try it there?
     
  3. jbuk macrumors regular

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    Zip is self explanatory.

    XPS, however, stands for 'XML Paper Specification' — Microsoft's PDF competitor, which, due to Microsoft's inability to make things open, only has an official viewer application for Windows.

    Searching around a bit, however, I found something called 'NiXPS', which seems to be the only Mac XPS viewer, and a license costs 75€, and apparently the trial version puts the words 'TRIAL VERSION' all over the document in red.

    So basically, you're out of luck without a copy of Windows, and you have the folks at Redmond to thank for that.
     

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