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Pro WPF in C# 2008: Windows Presentation Foundation with .NET 3.5, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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Fixed Documents

Flow documents allow you to dynamically lay out complex, text-heavy content in a way that's naturally suited to onscreen reading. Fixed documents—those that use XPS (the XML Paper Specification)—are much less flexible. They serve as print-ready documents that can be distributed and printed on any output device with full fidelity to the original source. Toward that end, they use a precise, fixed layout, have support for font embedding, and can't be casually rearranged.

XPS isn't just a part of WPF. It's a standard that's tightly integrated into Windows Vista. Windows Vista includes a print driver that can create XPS documents (in any application) and a viewer that allows you to display them. These two pieces work similarly to ...

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