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Old 01-21-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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How to install PDF printer in Linux?


If you install Adobe Acrobat in Windows, you will have a PDF Printer as you choice of printer, which print files into pdf format.

In linux, how to do the same thing?
 
Old 01-21-2013, 09:23 PM   #2
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Both LibreOffice and OpenOffice have a direct export to PDF feature. It works very nicely; I've used it to export files to be sent to Windows users ever since it became available. I've not lost a bit of formatting when using it.

Acrobat does not run on Linux, though you might me able to get at least some versions working with Wine.
 
Old 01-21-2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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In Red Hat Enterprise Linux, when you print, you are given the option of "Print to File". In this, you are given two options, a postscript option (.ps) and a portable digital format (.pdf) option. Nothing additional to install.

HTH....it's the extent of pdf printing I have with Linux...
 
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:24 AM   #4
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ok.
Will try the solution.
 
Old 01-22-2013, 06:09 AM   #5
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You could also look at cups-pdf. http://www.cups-pdf.de/
 
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I just tested netnix's solution in LibreOffice on Debian. It also gave me the "Portable Document Format" option on "Print to File," and the resulting document opened correctly in Okular.

Thanks, netnix.

There are also direct Linux PDF editors, as I was reminded by the Going Linux podcast today. Since I haven't used Acrobat, I have no way to compare.
 
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Glad to help!!!
 
  


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