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Poppa John
25-09-2010, 12:17 PM
Hi All.

Was having a nosy in Control Panel, My Printers, & saw these :-

MS Office Document Image Printer


MS XPS Document writer.

What are they & what do they do? Thanks. PJ

Speedy Gonzales
25-09-2010, 01:16 PM
Probably part of Office, just leave them there

25-09-2010, 05:53 PM
MS XPS afaik is maybe a update of Windows could be ... I know that W7 without installing office installs XPS, it's like MS's own version of PDF but they don't formats between each other.

25-09-2010, 06:16 PM
They print to a file rather than a physical printer.

They do no harm so leave them there.

They are not part of Office. I know this as I've spent most of the day Installing Vista on a new hard drive and I have not yet got arount putting Office on it yet. Had enought to do downloading 102 updates plus SP 1 and 2. Next job is to make a new Vista DVD with all updates slipstreamed in. :)

26-09-2010, 09:22 AM
MS XPS Document writer is Microsofts version of PDF files. The vista version was a bit flaky but the one in W7 is fine. I didn't think it was implemented in XP.
It is very useful for developers designing printed reports as you can see what the result will be without using a lot of paper.
Anything you would normally print can be sent to an XPS file and stored on your disk for future reference. To view the output you need a program called XPS viewer that comes with Windows.

26-09-2010, 11:21 AM
Thanks mcginty, useful to know.

Poppa John
26-09-2010, 11:47 AM
OK Thanks All PJ