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    What is this? do I need it?


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    "xps"?

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    It's a Microsoft print to file version, like a PDF.
    Say you want to print a web page in your browser to keep a copy(of instructions or whatever), but not print it to paper, and just have a digital copy, you can choose between XPS or PDF generally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    It's a Microsoft print to file version, like a PDF.
    Say you want to print a web page in your browser to keep a copy(of instructions or whatever), but not print it to paper, and just have a digital copy, you can choose between XPS or PDF generally.
    Can I choose PDF without third-party software?
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    Sure you can, here is an example from Internet Explorer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Sure you can, here is an example from Internet Explorer
    I do not have Microsoft Print to PDF. Where can I get it?
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    Take a look in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Devices and Printers and see if it's there.
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    It is not there. Also, nothing in "Windows components".
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    I did some more looking around on my system setup, and it seems, that since my Windows 8.1 is a Hyper-V virtual machine inside of Windows 10, I get the option through a redirect.

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    You may need to try installing a 3rd party PDF reader, like Sumatra to do it: Download Sumatra PDF - a free reader

    Sorry
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