Is there a way to install a printer that prints to pdf?
There's a lot of discussions about this in the web foruns, but none seens to work.
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If you've CUPS installed, you can easily add a "PDF Printer" by installing the cups-pdf package:
sudo apt-get install cups-pdf
or since Ubuntu 16.04
sudo apt-get install printer-driver-cups-pdf
The pdf printer provided by that package will "print" the resulting PDFs into the
sudo apt install cups-pdfat least, the new "printer" that shows up in your print menu is called simply
job_217-untitled_document.pdf. It took me a while to find them, as it looked like nothing was happening, and no dialog box came up (in typical Linux fashion: not very user-friendly!) Oct 14, 2019 at 22:22
Ubuntu ships with this functionality. Try opening gedit or another GUI text editor and clicking the print button:
When the Print dialog appears, select the "Print to File" printer and select a location for the PDF. After clicking Print, you should end up with a PDF file in that location containing an identical copy of what would have printed on a sheet of paper.
cups-pdfprinter is available also for applications running under
wine. Nov 23, 2011 at 8:55
Whenever you print , there is already an option for "print to file". I hope you are talking about that.. if not then please elaborate your question