Office 2007 – Send as PDF & XPS
I hadn’t seen a set of solid numbers for PDF file sizes versus XPS file sizes…so I was scared of what I was going to find.
I just did my first real world test:
- Word 2007 – created a 3.25 page document to send to a contractor who is doing some work on our house.
- Send via PDF – pdf document was 471kb
- Send via XPS – xps document was 375kb
- Print using XPS print driver (comes with Vista or .Net 3.0) – xps document was 355kb
Word 2007 – very nice feature to be able to send as PDF or XPS. If you are a proud Office 2007 owner, install it from the Microsoft Download Center.
To learn more about XPS (Xml Paper Specification) go to http://microsoft.com/xps
Update: I just added the xps print driver numbers…wow, I had expected Word to beat the print driver…that surprises me!