Bug 61195 (XPS) - FILEOPEN: Add support for importing and exporting Open XML Paper Specification files (OXPS)
Summary: FILEOPEN: Add support for importing and exporting Open XML Paper Specificatio...
Status: NEW
Alias: XPS
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: filters and storage (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: MSO-Formats
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Reported: 2013-02-20 22:09 UTC by Bastián Díaz
Modified: 2020-10-19 22:52 UTC (History)
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Description Bastián Díaz 2013-02-20 22:09:15 UTC
XPS for some time and is an open format, and although PDF format is widespread, XPS has certain advantages over it.

It would be very useful to export documents in that format.

Comment 1 tommy27 2013-08-27 12:58:10 UTC
setting status to NEW and changing version to "inherited from OOo"

no such format is available for export in OOo/LibO.
Comment 2 Bastián Díaz 2014-10-25 12:47:29 UTC
Add links to information on the OpenXPS file format specifgication.




Change Component: LibreOffice --> filters and storage

PD: Is it possible to generalize the subject to import (like PDF-import module) and export?, or do I generate a new report for improvement?

Comment 3 Paul Wise 2015-02-07 04:10:59 UTC
Some links related to this. Looks like the GNOME project already wrote a library to support this, so just a matter of enhancing it and integrating it:

Library: https://wiki.gnome.org/action/show/Projects/libgxps
Sample: http://www.dan.info/sampledata/msword/testing.xps
Spec: http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/Ecma-388.htm
Wiki: http://fileformats.archiveteam.org/wiki/OpenXPS
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_XML_Paper_Specification
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2016-02-21 08:37:33 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Paul Wise 2016-02-21 08:52:20 UTC
Yes, the Debian package of LibreOffice 5.1.0 still does not support the XPS format.
Comment 6 Bastián Díaz 2016-11-05 03:01:09 UTC
Change the sense of the original report in order to establish a better priority and usefulness to users.
Comment 7 Paul Wise 2016-11-05 03:05:06 UTC
The original bug report was about export, not import. PDF export is much more widely used than PDF import and I expect the same applies to XPS export, since XPS is used similarly to PDF by the sounds of it.
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2017-11-06 15:37:22 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 Paul Wise 2017-11-09 09:05:48 UTC
LibreOffice 5.4.2-3 from Debian testing (buster) (details below) cannot currently export or import XPS format documents.

The initial bug report talked explicitly about exporting not importing, so I've changed the bug topic to mention that too. At my workplace we would like import support only so I kept it in the topic.

The GNOME project libgxps is still available for applications that want to support the XPS format.

Build ID: 1:5.4.2-3
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.13; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.utf8); Calc: group
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2019-10-24 02:40:11 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 11 Paul Wise 2019-10-24 02:58:39 UTC
The requested features are still missing in this version from Debian:

Build ID: 1:6.3.2-1
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.2; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.utf8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 12 Paul Wise 2019-10-24 02:59:07 UTC
I suggest that you mark enhancement requests as never needing QA pings, presumably they are much less likely to just go away during the normal course of development.