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Old 02-10-2010, 08:41 AM   #1
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how to create a Virtual Printer?

as I am reading ... in linux ... everything is a file ... even a printer ... well I would like to know where are the files associated to my printers in linux ????

where or how can i get a list of my printers installed ????

how can i create a virtual printer, something like PDFcreator does on windows. what i mean , is how to create a logic printer, a printer that doesnt exist really, its only for software purpose.

how can i create this virtual printer , and what are the next steps in order to use it .

for example:

I want to create a virtual printer , and when i open a file in open office, and want to print it with this virtual printer , instead of printing in paper, i would like to dump this open office file in a TEXT OLNY file.

can i do this ?
Old 02-10-2010, 10:58 AM   #2
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I don't know about a text only file. (Unless you mean a postscript file), but you can install a PDF printer. Depending on your distribution, you should have a package called cups-pdf or something like that.


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