Thursday, July 30, 2015

how to add Virtual PDF printer in Linux

1- install cups-pdf
$ sudo apt-get install cups-pdf

2- restart service cups
$ sudo service cups restart

3- add print by access cups web admin url: http://localhost:631/
   - add printer choose: CUPS-PDF (Virtual PDF Printer)
   -  Maker choose: Generic
   - and  the model choose: Generic CUPS-PDF Printer (en)

after that you will get a printer in printers tab like below

4- now it is ready to print
when print choose printer name "Virtual_Printer_PDF"
default location is ~/PDF/your_filename_print.pdf

5- if you want to change the location edit file /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf

Out /to-other-directory

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