|10-26-2010, 02:25 PM||#1|
The Dank Side of the Moon
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Device: Kindle2; Kindle Fire
Just ran across a format XPS that I'd not seen before -- the particular book came from Microsoft. XPS is apparently an "open source" xml based format?
why do we need it when we have epub (html)?
|10-26-2010, 02:36 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Device: Sony PRS-600, Toshiba Encore 2 Write 10
Because Microsoft wanted a way to export something from their Office applications which would preserve the pagination, formatting and font styling as a .pdf does w/o being a .pdf.
Neither ePub nor html would serve for this.
There're a number of utilities and tools for handling them, including a free viewer for Windows.
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