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Old 03-29-2003, 10:56 AM   #1
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PDF as a Printer Choice


In Windows if you have the full version of (Adobe Acrobat)PDF you can print directly to a pdf file in any program. So if you are in any program you just select print and from your choice of printers you pick pdf. Instead of printing the print goes directly to a pdf file. You can then view the pdf or print it as normal.

What is the best Linux program to do this with? I have Linux pdf viewers and Red Hat 8.0 stock programs.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 12:12 PM   #2
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redhat 8 should have the same thing, maybe it not installed, I am not sure which rpm it is
 
Old 03-30-2003, 08:08 AM   #3
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Redhat 8.0 does have it. It should be in the Ghostscript rpm.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 05:34 PM   #4
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Thanks,

I'm able to do it in a two step process, which is okay.

I print to a postscript file, then convert it at the command prompt using Ghostscript commands.

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there is also a print to pdf. It may be a part of one of the kde packages
 
Old 04-01-2003, 08:47 PM   #6
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Any program can print to a file and will output a postscript document. You can then use ps2pdf to convert it to a PDF.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 09:23 PM   #7
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OpenOffice allows you to print to pdf.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 10:06 PM   #8
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I also have these pseudo printers

print tp pdf
print to postscript
print to fax recipient
print to pdf email attachment
 
Old 04-03-2003, 12:22 AM   #9
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I guess, I just don't know how to create a pseudo printer.

I'm in Mozilla and I select print, but I only see one printer choice.

Under "Menu" "System Settings" "Printing". I can create a Local, LPD, SMB, NCP, or a JetDirect printer queue from here. I also have a CUPS printer configuration tool. I have the RH8 printer support installed but I only see the above items. I installed ggv (gnome) which is a frontend for Ghostcript, but couldn't find it to use it.

I assume that all of the KDE stuff is under "Extras" in RH8.
 
  


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