Appendix G. Printable File Types

Table of Contents

G.1. Standard File Types
G.1.1. XPS to PDF Installation Instructions
G.2. Advanced File Types
G.3. PDF Font Substitution

G.1. Standard File Types

SavaPage printer supports a number of common file types out of the box as summarized in Table G.1, “Standard Printable File Types”.


Non-embedded fonts in original or produced PDF documents are subject to Font Substitution.



Portable Document Format



DRM protected PostScript is rendered for ProxyPrinting only. See Section 14.10.2, “Printing Encrypted PDF”.

oxps, xps

Open XML Paper Specification

See Section G.1.1, “XPS to PDF Installation Instructions”.

html, htm

Hypertext Markup Language

CSS 2.1 is fully supported. See Section, “wkhtmltopdf”.


Text File




Graphic Interchange Format

For Animated GIF each image is rendered separately.

jpg, jpeg, jpe



Portable (Public) Network Graphic


Scalable Vector Graphics

rsvg-convert is needed for this file type.

tiff, tif

Tagged Image Format File

Multi-page tiff is supported.


Electronic Mail Format

EML is a file extension for an email message saved to a file in the Internet Message Format protocol for electronic mail messages. EML files comply with industry standard RFC 5322 and can be exported from most email clients.

[a] XML Forms Architecture (XFA) is a proprietary format for forms introduced by Adobe in PDF 1.5 that is not compatible with ISO 32000's AcroForms feature. Most PDF processors do not handle XFA content. The XFA specification is referenced from ISO 32000-1 / PDF 1.7 as an external proprietary specification, and was entirely deprecated from PDF with ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0).

Table G.1. Standard Printable File Types


The Default Paper Size, as shown in Figure 4.128, “Admin Web App: Options - Default Paper Size”, is used as the paper size for the printed document of a Printable File Type which itself does not have a document structure with a clearly defined page size. These types typically include HTML, TXT and images.

G.1.1. XPS to PDF Installation Instructions

Open XML Paper Specification (XPS) is an XML based electronic paper format originally developed by Microsoft to serve as a PDF alternative. XPS files are usually created using "Microsoft XPS Document Writer" in a Windows environment.

SavaPage uses the xpstopdf command from the libgxps[51] package to convert XPS documents to PDF format. Check if this package is installed by entering the command: xpstopdf --help

On Debian based systems you can install the package with the command:

sudo apt install libgxps-utils


Before XPS to PDF can be used it must be enabled. See Figure 4.130, “Admin Web App: Options - Converters”.

[51] libgxps is a library for handling and rendering XPS documents.