Using the XPS Viewer

The XPS Viewer is a program you can use to view, search, set permissions for, and digitally sign XPS documents. To begin using the XPS Viewer, open an XPS document. For more information, see What is the XPS Viewer? and XPS documents: frequently asked questions.

Picture of the toolbar in the XPS Viewer
Toolbar in the XPS Viewer

Toolbar buttons in the XPS Viewer

Toolbar button What it's used for
Toolbar button

File

What it's used for

Open an XPS document in the viewer, save a copy of a document, print a document, or exit the viewer. You can also view document information, such as the author or creation date.

Toolbar button

Permissions

What it's used for

Set, make changes to, and view document permissions. You can also select the account you want to use for permissions. If you're the document author, you can set or make changes to document permissions. If you're not the document author, you can see which document permissions you have.

Toolbar button

Signatures

What it's used for

Digitally sign the document, request signatures from other people, and view digital signatures that have already been applied to the document.

Toolbar button
Outline Picture of the Outline button in the XPS Viewer
What it's used for

View an outline of the document. You can also view a document's search results and digital signatures in the outline pane. (Some documents might not have outlines.)

Toolbar button
Print Picture of the Print button in the XPS Viewer
What it's used for

Print an XPS document. If permissions have been applied to the document, make sure you have print permissions before you try to print it.

Toolbar button
View Picture of the View button in the XPS Viewer
What it's used for

Choose the size you want to view the document at. Options include 100% view, thumbnails view, and full screen.

Toolbar button

Find box

What it's used for

Search the document for a word or phrase. The search results will appear in the outline pane.