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PDF Printing in Ubuntu

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One of the nicest features on my OSX machine is the built in function to print everything to a PDF, fortunate it’s really easy to ad this feature to Ubuntu to (for the record when forced to used a Windows box the free ware&nbsp_place_holder;PrimoPDF does a decent job as-well)

Start of by installing the cups-pdf package with apt (or synaptic if you prefer).

sudo apt-get install cups-pdf

Next do a

sudo chmod +s /usr/lib/cups/backend/cups-pdf

Finally in Gnome add a new printer by going to “System > Administration > Printing”, select New Printer select Local Printer & Use a Detached Printer, select PDF Printer.

Onto the next screen select the Generic manufacturer, and the “Postscript color printer rev3b”. Leave the driver set to “Standard

You are now up and running with PDF printing in Ubuntu.

By default the PDF-files is stored in ~/PDF , but this is easily changed by modifying your /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf look for the line Out ${HOME}/PDF

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