Re: cups virtual printer for PDF and print to file path
On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 09:47:12PM -0400, H.S. wrote:
> Celejar wrote:
> > My print to file box (Sid, IW 3.0.9) offers me a choice of ps or pdf.
> Mine doesn't. I too have the same version (3.0.9-1). I wonder if I am
> missing some other package which provides this functinality in iceweasel.
As far as I know, the "save to PDF" functionality provided in Ubuntu
(and I assume Sid is the same way) is through gtkprint, not CUPS-PDF.
The version of GTK in Lenny does not provide this, I don't know about
CUPS-PDF, on the other hand, can't pop up a dialog box for the user,
since it's just a CUPS backend. Hence the need to set it up in advance
to save to a given directory. However, the CUPS-PDF method has the
advantage of working with all applications; not all programs use