-=PCTechTalk=- Re: What is Micr$oft XPS Document Writer and

I hope that my last email cleared up the confusion.  I suspect that you are
running Vista.  Vista contains a "printer driver"/printer emulator called
the Windows XPS Document Writer, which probably somehow got selected as your
default printer.  When you printed, Vista (shudder) received a "message" to
print to that "printer" and it did so....

-----Original Message-----
From: pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Don101
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 10:09 PM
To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: What is Micr$oft XPS Document Writer and

I was not trying to save.  I wanted to print.  It opened a save dialog box 
that no option to save as.  It apparently wanted me to save the JPG as an 
XPS before it would consider printing it.

I don't want any part of that XPS stuff.  Neither does my Mom.  We both have

far too many JPGs to have to convert them in order to print them.

Don





----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry Southerland" <larrysoutherland@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 9:14 PM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: What is Micr$oft XPS Document Writer and


> Use save as instead of save and the save the file with the doc extension
> instead.  Micro$oft is "migrating" its office file formats to XML format.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of dsw32952@xxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 7:43 PM
> To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- What is Micr$oft XPS Document Writer and
>
> why is it on my Mom's computer?  Can it be deleted?  It is not in the
> Add/Remove list.
> Office 2007 uses a new file extension... 4 letters ending in an "x".  My
> sister kept sending files that could not be opened until the MS Office
> Compatibility Pack was installed.   I now suspect the "x" indicates the 
> file
> is an XPS file format.
>
> When I right click on a JPG file and select print, I am presented with a
> "save" dialog box that prompts me to save the JPG as an XPS file....
> rain.jpg becomes rain.xps.
>
> I do not want to write as an XPS file I want to print!!!!
>
> The document writer is listed in the Fax and Printer folder on the control
> panel.  It does not have any drivers installed.
>
> I made sure the printer was set to default but still the "save" dialog box
> opens.
>
> If I right click the jpg and select Open with and select Either MS Office
> Photo Editor or the Windows Fax and Picture viewer, then select File, 
> Print
> the document writer is the default printer.  I can change that and the
> picture prints OK.
>
> How do I get rid of the Document Writer?  Is it safe to do so?  Will I
> regret it later?  Why does M$ cram this crap down our throats?
>
> Mom now has several pictures in the picture.XPS file format.  Did the 
> writer
> convert the JPG or just create a new file in the XPS format?  If she 
> deletes
> the XPS versions will she regret it later?
>
> Don


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