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printing a paper with MS technology in 2008? RRS feed

  • Question


  • Hello everyone,

    Tons of new technology have arrived in last months, so, do they have something new for printing a paper? (¿XPS, XAML?)

    If you should do a new printing service, which tech would you use?

    Hope we could have a good debate about it.

    Thanks
    Monday, March 10, 2008 3:08 PM

Answers

  • XPS...  Consider it as a postscript from legacy terms...

    Monday, March 10, 2008 5:23 PM

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  • XPS...  Consider it as a postscript from legacy terms...

    Monday, March 10, 2008 5:23 PM
  • I thought there will be more people responding... Since no one responded, I am adding few more to my earlier comments...

     

    Think of XPS when ever you are thinking of postscript, pdf, etc.,

    Think of xaml when ever you thinking of HTML on desktop.

     

    Friday, March 14, 2008 3:05 PM

  • But xps is a subset of xaml. Isn't it?

    Any advantage about printing in xps instead of html?
    Friday, March 14, 2008 3:44 PM
  • True, XPS is subset of XAML?  All the xml tags used in XPS is part of XAML xsd...  Remember, XAML does more than what you want from printing/viewing...

     

    This paragraph from wikipedia.org is a good explanation of what XPS does...

     

    "Like Adobe's PDF format, XPS is a fixed-layout document format designed to preserve document fidelity, so that documents look the same and as they are intended on any device. PDF is based on PostScript whereas XPS is based on XML. XPS is also the spool file format for printers, like PostScript is. Owing to such similarities, XPS is viewed as a potential competitor to PDF. However, PDF includes dynamic capabilities not supported by the XPS format, and will not be replaced by XPS when such capabilities are needed."

     

     

    Friday, March 14, 2008 4:59 PM