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lizardthicket 06-11-2009 09:49 AM

PDF Printer Driver
 
Hi, I am new. Will study forums and your procedures. Right now I have dropped MS and have newest Ubuntu installed.

Question: I am used to having a PDF printer driver (program in MS world "Cute.exe") to save data by printing to a PDF printer driver. Any recommendations? I am starting research and CUPS is first stop I guess. Thanks..

farslayer 06-11-2009 11:11 AM

What distro are you running ? cups has a pdf driver you can install.

for Ubuntu
sudo apt-get install cups-pdf

Reference
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-cre...in-ubuntu.html
http://www.debianadmin.com/howto-ins...in-debian.html

ramram29 06-11-2009 11:30 AM

Google cups-pdf.

ilikejam 06-11-2009 11:54 AM

You could print to a file, which should give you a postscript file, then run 'ps2pdf <filename>' to get a PDF.

Dave

tredegar 06-11-2009 01:13 PM

My Openoffice Writer (V2.4) offers File-> Export -> as PDF
As usual with linux, there are several ways to achieve what you need.
Welcome to LQ.

lizardthicket 06-12-2009 12:51 PM

Replies
 
Thanks for quick feedback. I am on Ubuntu 9.04 and have installed cups; checking it out. Will also look at the ps2pdf process. This should do it, thanks again.

farslayer 06-12-2009 02:56 PM

wow you really want to go through multiple steps to get a PDF instead of just using the cups-pdf package and being able to print them directly form any application ?

Whatever floats your boat I guess..

SaintDanBert 12-11-2009 02:12 PM

"just using" cups-pdf
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by farslayer (Post 3572032)
wow you really want to go through multiple steps to get a PDF instead of just using the cups-pdf package and being able to print them directly form any application ?
...

I'm just using cups-pdf. While it does pretty well, it is not very smart or configurable from where I sit. Perhaps someone who knows this thing very well can tell us if and where the config options hide.
Some other smarter guide might tell us if there are other tools for those who want something smarter than cups-pdf.

With all of the tools and utils to mangle postscript (PS) files, I could see a cups queue that is (a)print to file as PS, that then
(2) converts PS to PDF automatically and (3)[optional] sends the results on to make paper.

Thanks,
~~~ 0;-Dan

PS/ I'd really like to have cups-pdf either prompt for an output file name or have very much smarter resulting file names.

farslayer 12-18-2009 12:13 AM

use post-processing and a renaming script..


Example here to name the files with the create date.
http://www.debianadmin.com/howto-ins...in-debian.html


Prompt for filename
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=893968


Hope that helps..


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