[sf-lug] Installing and configuring CUPS PDF printer (highly abridged instructions)
tom at greenleaftech.net
Fri Feb 22 08:11:29 PST 2008
On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 21:12 -0800, RBV wrote:
> At the last SF-LUG meeting I was asked how to enable "printing" to PDF files in Ubuntu.
> Here's a highly abridged condensation of the instructions as given in the book "Ubuntu Hacks".
> 1. Use "sudo apt-get install cups-pdf" to install the PDF printer.
> 2. In the System menu, choose Administration > Printing to display the "Add a printer" dialog box.
> 3. In the "Add a printer" dialog box, choose Printer > Add a printer.
> The utility takes several seconds to read the printer database, then displays the first Add a Printer dialog box.
> 4. In the first Add a Printer dialog box, choose Local Printer, choose PDF Printer, then click Forward.
> The Add a Printer dialog box displays a second dialog box.
> 5. In the second Add a Printer dialog box, in the Manufacturer list choose Generic, then in the Model area choose postscript color printer.
> 6. Click Apply to assert the changes.
> Open a program, choose File > Print, then choose postscript-color-printer. The printer driver will create a PDF and place it in <home>/PDF.
> Note that you can also use System > Administration > Printing to select the postscript printer and from there find your way to the printer's configuration menu so as to print a PDF test page.
> I find this method of printing to PDFs very useful...
I may be wrong, but I believe as of 7.10 a PDF printer is setup for you
> Cheers & hope this helps,
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