XPS Output

AH Formatter V7.1 can output XPS (XML Paper Specification File).

Customers must purchase “AH Formatter XPS Output Option” to output XPS. For more details, see also Antenna House website.

XPS (XML Paper Specification) is an electronic document format developed by Microsoft.

Font Output

The following fonts are available to output into XPS file. For details about font, see Fonts.

However, there are the following restrictions with XPS output.

  • All of the fonts in the document should be embedded. So you cannot use the font that embedding is not permitted.
  • If you use OpenType font that has CID CFF table, you can output it into XPS file, but XPS Viewer (XPS Viewer EP) will report an error when you open the outputted XPS file. The outputted XPS file can be validated with Microsoft XPS Conformance Tool (isXPS.exe) with no error. If you make XPS file by using this type of font by XPS Document Writer by Microsoft, you will also get the error when open the XPS file by XPS Viewer. But it will be displayed by XPS Viewer that is Internet Explorer plugin.
  • XPS output does not support complex script language such as Hebrew, Arabic, Thai.
  • Ligatures are not supported.
  • Not available to change the glyph of font-variant (except for an emulation of small-caps).
  • Variation Sequence is not supported.
  • The EUDC, end user defined character, is not supported.
  • Separation colors, such as PANTONE®, are not supported.

Image Output

For more information about graphic images, see the “Graphics”. However, there are the following restrictions with XPS output.

  • Graphics file without the resolution setting will be treated as 96dpi according to the XPS Specification.
  • Graphics file other than JPEG, PNG, and TIFF will be converted into one of JPEG, PNG, and TIFF and will be embed into XPS.
  • TIFF graphic file that is compressed type 1 to 6 or 32773 is supported. TIFF file of other compression types is converted to PNG.
  • PNG graphic file that has the color management function such as sRGB, cHRM, gAMA, sBIT can be outputted into XPS. But when you open the outputted XPS file by XPS Viewer, the color management function is ignored due to XPS Specification.
  • It is not implemented to manage the radiant shading.
  • It is not implemented to manage the tiling of the background-image.
  • It is not implemented to manage Windows Media Photo Image.

Restrictions

  • Temporary file is generated during the output.
  • If the page width or height is shorter than 0.5 inch, it is assumed as 0.5 inch.
  • Color spaces other than CMYK are converted into RGB color space.
  • An error will occur if the rendering instruction generated from the document becomes complex and the canvas nesting exceeds over 16 levels that is allowed by the XPS Specification.
  • It is not implemented to manage links.
  • It is not implemented to make thumbnails.
  • It is not implemented to set the printing scheme and the printing device.
  • It is not implemented to manage the outline information.
  • It is not implemented to manage the story (table, segment) information.