Using XPS in prepress January 08, 2010, 12:39:38 AM XPS, in case you forgot, is the Microsoft alternative to PDF. Recently I have noticed a sharp increase in the popularity of my web page on the XPS file format. Maybe Google happens to like that page but it might also have to do with the success of Windows 7. In prepress, I have yet to encounter my first XPS file or meet someone who actually uses XPS instead of (or next to) PDF. There is now a poll on prepressure.com to ask visitors if they use XPS. Is there anyone here who actually gets XPS files? Any war stories to share?