Thursday, July 9, 2009

A PDF printer for Jaunty

One thing i missed in Jaunty (Ubuntu 9.04) is the ability to print into a virtual printer which gives you a pdf of whatever is printed. This was "in" by default in previous versions of Ubuntu.

I found out that only one packages needs to be installed: cups-pdf

so get your terminal, and type
sudo apt-get install cups-pdf

that's it! you should have a working printer, that allows you to print everything into a pdf file. Take a look at Printing (System>Administration>Printing) to verify if the printer was installed, or simply print something! :)


  1. installed but not working in ubuntu 9.04. To where does it print?

  2. This is printing system is what I was looking for, thanks for sharing this application with us I know it would be helpful when I'm working at home.m10m