XPS Annotator Donation

XPS Annotator may be used free of charge, but if you wish to express your appreciation for the time and resources the authors have expended developing and supporting it over the years, we do accept and appreciate donations.

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Thank you in advance for your support!

Signing an XPS Document using XPS Annotator

XPS Document support security feature such us digital signature, this digital signature can help to ensure the identity of the author and the validity of the document content.

"How to adding digital signatures or signing an XPS documents using XPS Annotator?" To sign the XPS Document, your system must have an X.509 certificate manager installed such us for use with a SmartCard. Here's the step to sign your XPS documents using XPS Annotator:

  1. On File menu, click Signatures (Ctrl+8).
  2. Click Add Signature Definition.
  3. Fill the form on Signature Definition window then click OK.
  4. Click Sign, choose the certificate on the list (if no certificate is installed then no list is visible).
  5. Click Done.

Note: In our next release we will try adding a popup information when no certificate is installed. So wait our next release :)

XML Paper Specification (XPS) Document

XPS Document is an electronic document format similar like PDF, it provides a single, high-fidelity document solution that supports multiple uses.

Typical uses for XPS document include desktop publishing, word processing, and form layout. The page layout remains the same in all cases, while the document quality maximized to the capabilities of each device. Benefit from XPS Document:

  • Reading, writing and storing XPS Document content and resources as a single, portable, and easy-to-distribute file. You can use Microsoft XPS Document Writer to creating an XPS document, and this XPS Document Writer already installed on Windows Vista and Windows 7. For WinXP and Win2003 users the Microsoft XPS Document Writer is available after installing .NET Framework 3.0.
  • Displaying documents with an XPS Viewer.
  • Support security features, such digital signatures, to provide greater document security. When applied to a document, these digital signatures can help ensure the identity of the author and the validity of the document content.
  • You can adding personal comments and highlight on it (need XPS Annotator installed).
  • Outputting documents in the native print spool output format of Windows Vista.
  • Routing documents directly to an XPS-compatible printer.

The Standalone XPS Viewer

By default XPS Viewer is hosted in Internet Explorer, and this could be a problems if your default browser isn't Internet Explorer because currently other browser like Firefox, Safari or Opera can't open an XPS Document.

We created a standalone XPS Viewer to resolve this issue, with our standalone XPS Viewer you can open any XPS documents even Internet Explorer isn't your default browser. For our XPS Viewer, we adding some new features including annotations, XPS converter, document properties adder, sidebar, and digital signatures to provide greater document security. Of course our standalone XPS Viewer also support common operation including print output and so on.

Here's our standalone XPS Viewer main features:

  • Allow you to add notes or comments to any XPS documents to flag information or to highlight items of interest for later reference, support for adding text notes, ink notes, and highlight annotations.
  • Ability to converts Microsoft XML Paper Specification (XPS) to an image files (PNG).
  • Support security features, such as digital signatures to provide greater document security.
  • Can adding document properties to any XPS documents (creator, identifier, content-type, title, subject, description, keywords, language, category).
  • Support for common operations including save-a-copy, print-output, copy-to-clipboard, zoom, and text-search.
  • Built-in sidebar for ease of reading. The sidebar contains a thumbnails from all pages, you can jumping from one page to another by clicking the thumbnails.
  • Not hosted in Microsoft Internet Explorer. Great for Firefox, Safari and Opera users.

Find the latest version for our XPS Viewer here.