Benefit #2: XPS is truly ‘what you see is what you get’
If you send a paper document to someone, you expect him to receive something that has the same content, but also the exact same layout, images, etc… This matters, and it should not be different when sending electronic documents.
Sending native documents around is problematic, as these documents typically contain references to fonts and images that are stored on your computer, but not on your recipient's computer. It is even possible that the software at the recipient’s end, provided he even has the required software, reformats the document to another printer than the one you happen to be using. As a result: a bad experience.
Even PDF, which improved this situation somewhat, is not immune to this problem. PDF does not require fonts to be stored in the document itself for instance. As a result it is not uncommon your nicely designed PDF ends up horribly broken at the customers end.
XPS is engineered from the start to ‘contain everything’. An XPS document MUST contain everything required to correctly render the document faithfully. So no bad experiences, your recipient sees your document exactly as you intended, and without any technical hassle. XPS is truly WYSIWYG.(This article is part of the 'Top 9 Benefits of using XPS for your business'-series)