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Old 03-27-2011, 05:41 AM   #1
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LibreOffice unable to print to pdf


Installed LibreOffice in Debian Wheezy (KDE)

Open a document and type something.

1. Click File -> Export to pdf
A pdf will be generated. No problem

2. Click File -> Print -> Print to File
Only the Postscript option is available, PDF is not available.


Any idea how can I configure so as to get the pdf option when doing a print to file?
 
Old 03-27-2011, 10:12 AM   #2
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You can't, afaik. The option is already there in export to pdf. It would be menu spam.
ps is the language of choice for printing. The option isn't there because no printer driver can pick up a pdf. If you want a pdf file, export it.
you can use ps2pdf to transmogrify your ps print file into a pdf if you can't bring yourself to export.
 
Old 03-27-2011, 10:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for the clarification.

Printing directly to pdf still have its use;
eg if one needs to print out a presentation in note format (not slide format) and isn't familiar with command line stuff.

Anyway, was looking through the packages and found a solution:

aptitude install cups-pdf

this will create a PDF "printer" in the printer list.

Selecting this PDF printer will print out pdf to your home folder, under sub-directory named PDF.
 
  


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