Print to PDF with Ubuntu (Linux)17 March 2013
Like with any other system some time you will need to print to a PDF document to send this to someone else. Ubuntu & linux do not come with a pre-installed PDF printer thus you have to set it up yourself.
Unlike Windows and other Operating systems you do not need to download some special software to allow you to print to pdf, however you are required to install a package which is readily available.
In most installations you can run synaptic or your preferred package manager and install
cups-pdf. This will automatically enable your pdf printer, which you can then use to generate your PDFs.
Step by Step Installation.
Open Synaptic package manager & search for
Install this package, by selecting it and clicking install.
or else via terminal
sudo apt-get install cups-pdf
How to use CUPS PDF
Using the PDF printer is quite easy; all you need to do is issue a print command and select the PDF printer from the list.
A PDF of the printed page will then be available under your home folder, in a directory named PDF.
Do whatever you would like with the PDF file.
Important to note that the pdf printer uses the Document Name as the file name, this sometimes leads to overwriting of the files, so make sure you rename or move the files appropriately once printed. This way you avoid having to reprint the documents later on.