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Microsoft xps Document Writer problem

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  • Started 1 year ago by BW9423
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BW9423
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I am having problems printing,using the Microsoft xps Document Writer. When I try to print a document using the writer , Firefox opens up and opens a never ending number of tabs in the tab bar w/o opening the document.I've looked in file assoc. and can't find anything there. If I open the xps viewer I can view the files. I am running VISTA Home Premium,AMD Phenom II x4 processor,w 4GB RAM. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.Thank you in advance

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Drizzle
Posts: 2045

Hi welcome to HTG, utill ,someone maybe has a definite answer.
Have a look through these.

http://forums.mozillazine.org/.....8;t=588491

http://www.sevenforums.com/tut.....-file.html

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-g.....85%29.aspx

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BW9423
Posts: 5

Hi

Just wanted to thank you for your help.Your info helped me solve part of the problem,the never ending opening of tabs in FF,so now I've got to figure out why when I click on an XPS document,the XPS Viewer does not load.I get the doc opening in Internet Explorer,after 1st opening Firefox,but at least I can view the document. Any suggestions? Again thanks for the help.

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GuiltySpark
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Edit : Do you have Office 2007 ?

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BW9423
Posts: 5

No.

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GuiltySpark
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Do you have any office programs ?

XPS is a little like an XML file so by default it will want to open in a browser, you have to tell it what you want the default program to open it to be.

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BW9423
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The only Office type programs I have are Open Office ,and for the past couple of weeks I have been trying Kingsoft.The problem pre-dates the install of Kingsoft
I have a Dell laptop and the XPS viewer opens at all times when opening an XPS file,not a browser window.I have checked all the default programs that I can find and they are set to open with XPS viewer.I can't figure it out.I appreciate your help.Thanks.

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Have you tried right clicking on the file, and selecting the Open with... option ?

Posted 1 year ago
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Ruja
Posts: 230

You can open XPS files with Sumatra PDF. Works great for PDF too.

http://blog.kowalczyk.info/sof.....eader.html

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Lighthouse
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I second Sumatra.

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BW9423
Posts: 5

I appreciate everyone's comments.Thank you.As far as right clicking and Open with it still opens with FF then IE9.Something ,somewhere possibly in the registry is messed up.I have searched in the registry for anything *.xps related and can find nothing.I just installed Sumatra,as suggested,and I still have the same problem.I will try to associate Sumatra w/viewing xps files and see what happens.Stay tuned.Again thanks for your help.

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Try my version of Open with. See if it beats Windows,
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....post-26797

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whs
Posts: 17584

An alternative to the XPS writer would be doPDF: http://www.dopdf.com/

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