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Old 06-21-2003, 10:10 AM   #1
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Question installing pdf "printer" in latest version of open office

I just installed the latest version of open office. I cannot print to pdf since this option does not show as available. It is available on the previous version. The pdf option does show on my kde printer administration but not in my gnome print manager. I have no clue why this is or what to do.
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Old 06-21-2003, 10:17 AM   #2
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I have version and it's the same as previous versions AFAIK. I just choose File->Print and then check the box that says "Print to file." It seems to give me a postscript file, even if I choose pdf, but I can easily use ps2pdf from the ghostscript package to convert it.

Now I see that when I type "pdf" into the help index it tells how to "Connect a PDF converter" as a printer type. Just run "spadmin" and click on "New Printer" then choose "Connect a PDF Converter". It works fine for me.

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Old 06-21-2003, 01:17 PM   #3
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I have solved my own problem simply by copy the psprint.conf file (only the portion relating to the pdf printer) from the older version to the psprint.conf file in the more recent version of open office. Works like a charm.
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PDF Printer in Ubuntu

Regarding how to install PDF printer in Ubuntu:

There is a trick to this, not mentioned in the manual.
After installing cups-pdf, restarting cups, and opening up the New Printer dialog, you need to select the button for Detected printers, and wait a while.

Eventually, PDF Printer will appear in the window.

Now you can select PDF Printer, and continue to next page.
Choose Generic printer, "postscript color printer rev3b",
forward to next screen and give it a name.


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