Monday, November 7, 2011

Install PDF printer in Ubuntu - cups-pdf

To install PDF printer in Ubuntu, using cups-pdf: Start a Terminal and enter the command:

$sudo apt-get install cups-pdf

Then add your new printer for PDF:

In Ubuntu menu, Click System -> Administration -> Printing

Click the Add button.
Add printer

Select Generic CUPS-PEF, click Forward
Generic CUPS-PEF

It will start a search Dialog.
wait...

Select Generic and click Forward.
Select Generic

Simple accept the recommended setting: CUPS-PDF/Generic CUPS-PDF Printer[en]
accept the recommended setting: CUPS-PDF/Generic CUPS-PDF Printer[en]

Click Apply
Apply the setting

Finally, you can test it.
Test print to PDF
Test print to PDF

The output files will be saved in PDF folder under your HOME.