HowTo: Print pdf in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)

I don’t know why, but cups-pdf does not work for me any more. There is now an easier way than to set up and print with cups-pdf.

You do not need to configure anything 🙂 Just do as you would had installed a Printer (File -> Print) and select Print to file an as output format: pdf. Press Print and you are done 🙂

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Source: http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Druckwerkzeuge

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6 Responses to “HowTo: Print pdf in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)”


  1. 1 Ramiro Arias April 3, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Thank you for your contribution. Nice. I had exactly the same problem in my Ubuntu 8.10.

  2. 2 Ramiro Arias April 3, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I found the problem. Make a folder called “PDF” (not “Pdf” nor “pdf”) in your home directory or it will not print. Then install the CUPS-PDF printer as follows:

    In a terminal window enter:
    sudo apt-get install cups-pdf

    The method of printing to file works, but lacks the GUI control of the pdf printer. For example, you cannot control the DPI or the header and footer on each page of the PDF output file.

    The fact that the user must create the folder “PDF” is a bug since the installation script should create it automatically.

    To change the default location of the PDF output:
    Edit the /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf file with:
    gksudo gedit /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf
    look for:
    Out ${HOME}/PDF
    and change to something like below:
    Out ${HOME}/my_print_to_pdf_folder
    and restart:
    sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart

  3. 3 Ramiro Arias April 3, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Sorry, the last command in my previous message did not work in my Ubuntu 8.10, i.e:
    sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart

    I also tried to change the default output folder from:
    Out ${HOME}/PDF

    to a PDF folder contained in an NTFS Windows partition:
    Out /media/Datos/Usr/PDF

    unfortunately this change did not work. I would appreciate if someone else can share his experiences with the default output folder.

  4. 4 Ioan Merches June 1, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I would appreciate telling me how you succeded in writing PDF files in UBUNTU. Many thanks,
    Professor Ioan Merches

  5. 5 mukesh saini December 8, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    i have a problem in ubuntu,problem is that- when we take a print any file it will pringing in printer but when we take a print from a adove file it is not printing

  6. 6 John February 1, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Edit the /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf file with:
    gksudo gedit /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf
    look for:
    Out ${HOME}/PDF
    and change to something like below:
    Out ${HOME}/my_print_to_pdf_folder
    and restart:
    sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart

    PFFFF windows just prints it


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