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Ubuntu print to pdf; install a PDF printer

To install a pdf printer in Ubuntu, simply do the following:

  1. Install printer:
    sudo apt-get install cups-pdf
  2. Print something and make sure to select PDF as the printer.
  3. Your printed pdfs will be now be available in ~/PDF for example: /home/user/PDF/printed.pdf


  1. Or, when printing, select the "Print to File" printer and change the Output format from Postscript to PDF.

  2. The "Print to File" option doesn't work in non-gtk apps, then is when cups-pdf is usefull (from wine, java...)

  3. great thanks :)