.xps vs .wps, .doc, .rtf, ...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Printing / Faxing / Scanning' started by nweissma, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. nweissma

    nweissma Guest

    when i create a document using ms works 8.5, it exists by default as .wps. i
    can save it as .wps, .doc, .rtf, .. when i attempt to print using my standard
    printer, i get a message that demands that it be saved as .xps -- and
    proceeds to REFUSE TO PRINT!!

    1. why would i want to save .wps as .doc, .rtf, ..?
    2. how do i print my .wps file? ( i will likely have a similar print
    frustration scenario with .rtf, .doc, .txt, ...)
    3. can i *create* a file in .doc and .rtf? how (iow, what software provides
    these formats by default)?
    4. what are the intended uses of each of the formats?
     
    nweissma, Jun 13, 2007
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    huwyngr Guest

    Look in your Control Panel / Printers and see if you have an icon for a
    printer specifically labeled as an XPS printer.

    If so it has porbably been set as the default printer. Find the icon
    for the printer you want to use and either double click on the icon to
    set it as default or right mouse click on the icon and select Set as
    Default.

    I'm not in VISTA at the moemnt so I can't check but I'm sure that I
    have an icon (that I did not specifically set myself) for an XPS
    printer.
     
    huwyngr, Jun 16, 2007
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