[Techtalk] Virtual Printer
joana.botto at gmail.com
Sun Mar 23 18:41:07 UTC 2008
Thank you both for your answers. But that I already have implemented.
I'm looking for a product like the paperless printer that is only
available for windows. It has to have XLS and DOC and TXT and PDF
available, not only PDF nor I can't say to users to use Open Office,
that's already what they do.
I have search a lot in the Internet and haven't found this product so
I will assume that no one has implemented it in Linux.
Thanks once again for your help.
On Sat, Mar 22, 2008 at 10:14 PM, Alvin Goats <agoats at compuserve.com> wrote:
> You typically have a choice of printers when you select the "Print" menu
> like in Firefox.
> For Firefox, you select File > Print
> You then have Printer Printer Name: (mine is Cups).
> To the right of the Printer Name is Properties... and below that is a
> box to mark for Print to File.
> Click the box, check that the rest of the print info is correct and hit
> The next screen that pops up is where and what name to save the file as.
> Select a .ps extension.
> You can then use ps2pdf to convert the postscript encapsulated bitmap
> image to a pdf wrapped bitmap image. The output is similar to using
> PDFCreator in Microsoft windows as a printer driver.
> It's an uneditable pdf file, but one that looks the same regardless of
> OS anyone is using.
> I don't know of any direct to PDF printer driver for Linux, but for your
> DOC and XLS files, I'd use OpenOffice or StarOffice and have it make the
> PDF for you. Select everything you want to print and go to Print
> Preview. If it looks right, export immediately into PDF (it's worked for
> me so far, and I'm selecting pieces of large spreadsheets typically).
> Otherwise, print to a file and force the postscript to a pdf with ps2pdf
> again for an uneditable version.
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