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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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How Printing Works in Windows 7

Understanding how printing works in Windows 7 is important for administrators who need to know how to configure, manage, and troubleshoot printers and printing on this platform. The key topics to understand are:

  • XPS

  • The Windows printing subsystem

Understanding XPS

XPS is a platform-independent, royalty-free, open-standard document format developed by Microsoft that uses XML, Open Packaging Conventions (OPC), and other industry standards to create cross-platform documents. XPS was designed to simplify the process for creating, sharing, viewing, printing, and archiving digital documents that are accurate representations of application output. Using APIs provided by the Windows SDK and the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0, ...

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