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Creating Flow Document XAML

Creating a Flow Document using Danet Studio is a step forward, you don't need to know XAML syntax at all to create this document format. By default, there are a standard Flow Document Reader from Microsoft, this Reader will available if you install the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 (already installed on Windows Vista). Of course you can open this document with Danet Studio, we provide an advanced Flow Document Reader; Danet Reader to open, save, print, and annotate this document format. Here's the step to creating Flow Document using Danet Studio (Danet Creator):

  • Write something.
  • On Format menu, click Rich Text Mode (or you can change the editing mode by check the Rich Text Mode checkBox on toolbar).
  • On File menu, click Save As. Type name in File name, in Save as type choose Flow Document (*.xaml), and then click Save.
  • Open your new Flow Document with Danet Creator or Danet Reader by double-clicking the file in Windows Explorer

There are two editing modes in Danet Creator, Plain Text Mode and Rich Text Mode. You can switch between Plain Text Mode and Rich Text Mode. The Rich Text Mode enables you to display or edit flow content including paragraphs, images, tables, and more. Plain Text Mode enables you to display or edit unformatted text.

Creating XPS Document

We have two options on how to creating an XPS documents:

Using Danet Studio:
On File menu, click Save As or Save Other. Type name in File name, in Save as type choose XPS Document (*.xps), and then click Save. You can setup the paper size, background color, margin, header and footer, orientation of the XPS Document by changing the properties on the Page Setup. See Danet Studio Features for more details about our Danet Studio.

Using Microsoft XPS Document Writer:
Open the file that you would like to print to XPS. Select the Print option (usually found under File > Print), and select "Microsoft XPS Document Writer" from the list of available printers. You will be prompted to select the destination directory and file name for your output file.

Remark:
Please note that some applications, such as Notepad, will automatically print to your default printer when you select the Print option. If you want to create XPS Document, you may need to change your printer selection within that application before printing the file. This can typically be done from Page Setup.

Document Serialization

With our document serialization allow you to serialize documents to several popular formats including XPS, XAML, WordXML, WordDoc, RTF, HTML, and Plain Text.

Danet Studio provide multiple serialization options which allow the user to save documents to different medium or to a different format.

Until now Danet Studio supports eight serialization formats, here are the formats supported by Danet Studio:

  • XPS Document (.xps).
  • Flow Document (.xaml).
  • WordXML Document (.xml).
  • Word Document (.doc).
  • HTML Document (.html).
  • RTF Document (.rtf).
  • Danet Document (.dxaml).
  • Plain Text (.txt).

You can make the above formats with the use of Danet Studio module, the module we're talking about are Danet Creator and Danet Reader.

Remark: For serialize documents to WordXML and HTML format only available on Danet Studio Pro Edition.

Flow Document Reader Download

We provide an advanced Flow Document Reader to view, annotate, save a copy and print a Flow Document XAML. We adding some new features including text-to-speech engine, annotations, document serialization and much more. See Document Serialization and Flow Document XAML Overview for more details.

Flow Document Reader includes features that enable the user to dynamically choose between various viewing modes, including a single-page (page-at-a-time) viewing mode, a two-page-at-a-time (book reading format) viewing mode, and a continuous scrolling (bottomless) viewing mode. You can download this Flow Document Reader for free, visit our download page.

Flow Document XAML Overview

Flow Document XAML (Flow Document) is a powerful document format that designed to optimize viewing and readability, flow documents offer advanced document features, such as media files(audio-video), images, tables, annotations, pagination, columns and more.

Flow Document have XAML (Extensible Applications Markup Language) extension, XAML files are XML files that have the .xaml extension. Flow Document is designed to "reflow content" depending on window size, device resolution, and other environment variables. Flow Documents have a number of built in features including search, viewing modes that optimize readability, and the ability to change the size and appearance of fonts.

There are several features built into Flow Documents:

  • Search: Allows you to perform a full text search of an entire document.
  • Viewing Mode: You can select their preferred viewing mode including a single-page (page-at-a-time) viewing mode, a two-page-at-a-time (book reading format) viewing mode, and a continuous scrolling (bottomless) viewing mode.
  • Page Navigation Controls: If the viewing mode of the document uses pages, the page navigation controls include a button to jump to the next page (the down arrow) or previous page (the up arrow), as well as indicators for the current page number and total number of pages. Flipping through pages can also be accomplished using the keyboard arrow keys.
  • Zoom: The zoom controls enable the user to increase or decrease the zoom level by clicking the plus or minus buttons, respectively. The zoom controls also include a slider for adjusting the zoom level.

Flow Document can be complex, consisting of various elements including media files, text, images, tables, and even UIElement derived classes like controls.

Flow Document XAML Sample

Flow Document XAML is a very interesting format because it can include components such as TabControl, InkCanvas, MediaElement to provide audio and video on the document, Expander, Checkbox, and many other components. Learn more about the components you can add.

Flow Document is part of the WPF technology and represents a new document format created by Microsoft. Read the overview of Flow Document XAML for more details.

The concept of the Flow Document XAML is like a newspaper or magazine in which when we read it will feel comfortable because the layout of the article is not monotonous. In order for you to understand correctly the advantages of this document format then we create a sample document of a Flow Document XAML.

In this sample document, you will only find a standard components like the picture because this sample are made using a free version of Danet Studio.

Download Flow Document XAML sample.

Split and merge or editing an XPS documents

You can use Danet Studio or Split XPS Merge to extract and merge pages from multiple XPS documents to create a new XPS document that contains the selected pages.

Here's a few step to split and merge an XPS documents using our software:

  • Click File | Open..., select the first file, and then click Open. A thumbnail of the first document will appear in the right frame.
  • Click File | Open..., select the second file, and then click Open. A thumbnail for each of these documents will also appear in the right frame.
  • In the right frame, click the first document to select it. When a document in the right frame is selected, thumbnails of its pages are shown in the bottom frame. You can click the other documents in the right frame to view thumbnails of the pages that they contain.
  • The top frames are where you compose the documents and pages for a new XPS file. Using the left mouse button, click-and-hold on the first document, drag it to the top frame, and then release the mouse button. A new document thumbnail will display in the top frame with the thumbnails of its pages displayed in bottom frame. Dragging a document from the bottom frame to the top frame, copies and merges the document into the new XPS file.
  • In the right frame, click the second document to display the thumbnails of its pages in the bottom frame.
  • In the bottom frame using the left mouse button, click-and-hold one of the document pages, drag it over one of the pages in the top frame, and then release the left mouse button. Dragging a page from the bottom to the top frame, copies and merges the page into the new document. Repeat this step to copy more pages to the new document.
  • When you are finished adding pages and documents to the new file, click File | Save As... to specify the file name and save the new XPS document.

After a new XPS document is saved, you can see the new document in the Danet Creator, Danet Viewer, XPS Annotator or other XPS file viewer by double-clicking the file in Windows Explorer.

Note: For Danet Studio, this feature only available in Danet Studio Pro Edition.

Standalone XPS Viewer

The XPS Viewer is designed to display an XPS Document. The XPS Viewer provides an intuitive user interface that provides built-in support for common operations including print output, copy to clipboard, zoom, and text search features. The XPS Viewer provides access to pages of content through a familiar scrolling mechanism. The standard XPS Viewer is hosted in Microsoft Internet Explorer.

We provide an advanced standalone XPS Viewer (not hosted in Internet Explorer), we adding some new features including annotations, document properties, and sidebar for ease of reading. The sidebar contains a thumbnails for all pages, you can jump from one page to another by clicking the thumbnails. You can adding document properties to your XPS Documents (creator, identifier, content type, title, subject, descriptions, keywords, language, category), this feature will help you to manage your documents easily.

Our XPS Viewer also support digital signatures to provide greater document security, and support for common operations including print output and so on. We have two name for our XPS Viewer; Danet Viewer and XPS Annotator (Danet Viewer is part of Danet Studio Modules), The Danet Viewer and XPS Annotator is one applications but have a different name.

XPS Annotation Overview

Annotation descriptions from Wikipedia:

Annotation is a summary made of information in a book, document, online record, video, software code or other information, "in the margin", or perhaps just underlined or highlighted passages. Annotated bibliographies, give descriptions about how each source is useful to an author in constructing a paper or argument. Creating these comments, usually a few sentences long, establishes a summary for and expresses the relevance of each source prior to writing.

The above quotation is a description of the annotation, and in fact it's not much different from the annotations on an XPS document.

The XPS annotations itself can include many types of content such as typed text, handwritten notes, and also highlight color.

Users are given three choices: highlight annotations, text annotations and ink annotations.

  • Highlight annotations: this feature allows user to highlighting lines of text or paragraphs to draw attention to items of interest.
  • Text annotations and ink annotations: user can adding text notes or ink notes to flag information for later reference.

XPS Annotator Press Release

March 12, 2009
We announced that today we release the XPS Annotator. XPS Annotator is an advanced XPS Viewer that allow you to add notes or comments to an XPS Document to flag information or to highlight items of interest for later reference, enable support for adding user-created text note, ink note, and highlight annotations./>

XPS Annotator also support security features, such as digital signatures, to provide greater document security. When applied to a document, these digital signatures can help ensure the identity of the author and the validity of the document content.

Visit our download page to download XPS Annotator for free.

XPS Document Benefits

The XPS document design provides a single, high-fidelity document solution that supports multiple uses:

  • Reading, writing and storing fixed-document content and resources as a single, portable, and easy-to-distribute file (you can use Microsoft XPS Document Writer to create XPS document, and this XPS Document Writer already installed on Windows Vista and Windows 7).
  • Displaying documents with the XPS Viewer application (standard XPS Viewer already installed on Windows Vista and Windows 7). The standard XPS Viewer provides an intuitive user interface that provides built-in support for common operations including print output, copy to clipboard, zoom and text search features. The control provides access to pages of content through a familiar scrolling mechanism.
  • Support security features, such digital signatures, to provide greater document security. When applied to a document, these digital signatures can help ensure the identity of the author and the validity of the document content.
  • Outputting documents in the native print spool output format of Windows Vista.
  • Routing documents directly to a XPS-compatible printer.

Typical uses for XPS document include desktop publishing, word processing, and form layout, where adherence to the precise positional placement of content elements independent of the display or print device in use. The page layout remains the same in all cases, while the document quality maximized to the capabilities of each device.

XPS Document Sample

XPS document format is a document that prioritizes the authenticity of a document. With the XPS document, then the printing results is expected to remain the same as the original document even though it depends also from device used.

XPS Document use of a fixed page layout, and compressed in ZIP archive format which would be very helpful in size of a document. XPS document also supports features such as digital signatures, annotations and others. Please read the XPS Annotator or Danet Studio for more information about the XPS Document features.

And in order to know more about XPS document, we make samples of the XPS document and you can download it from our website. Our sample XPS document created using Danet Studio Pro and we compressed it in ZIP archive.

Download XPS Document Sample

XPS Viewer for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera Users

We provide an advanced standalone XPS Viewer (not hosted in Microsoft Internet Explorer), so if Firefox, Google-Chrome or Opera is your default browser; you can use our XPS Viewer to open , annotate, save a copy, print and signing an XPS documents.

For our XPS Viewer, we adding some new features including annotations, document properties, and sidebar for ease of reading. Here's our XPS Viewer main features:

  • Allow you to add notes or comments to an XPS documents to flag information or to highlight items of interest for later reference, support for adding text-notes, ink-notes, and highlight annotations.
  • Can adding document-properties to your XPS documents (creator, identifier, content-type, title, subject, description, keywords, language, category), this feature will help you to manage your XPS documents easily.
  • Built-in sidebar for ease of reading. The sidebar contains a thumbnails from all pages, you can jump from one page to another by simply clicking the thumbnails of the page.
  • Support security features, such as digital signatures to provide greater document security. To use this feature, your system must have an X.509 certificate manager installed such as for use with a SmartCard.
  • Support for common operations including save-a-copy, print-output, copy-to-clipboard, zoom, and text-search.
  • Standalone XPS Viewer (not hosted in Microsoft Internet Explorer). Allow you to open an XPS documents even Microsoft Internet Explorer is not your default browser, this is an XPS Viewer for Firefox, Google-Chrome, and Opera users.

Our XPS Viewer name is Danet Viewer, this is a part of our Danet Studio software suite. Danet Studio is an all-in-one applications: Custom XPS Document Writer, Advanced Standalone XPS Viewer, XPS Annotator and Signer, XPS Splitter and Merger, Flow Document Maker, Advanced Standalone Flow Document Reader, Word Processor, Text to Speech and much more.

We decided to release Danet Viewer separately from Danet Studio for smaller download size, this is a lite-version from our software suite. We give it name "XPS Annotator".