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Re: How to configure CUPS

Jay Moore wrote:
On Sun, 2004-11-28 at 08:07, akonstam trinity edu wrote:

You're thinking about:
existing PDF -> programs -> paper.

The rest of the thread is about:
existing document *NOT* in PDF format (say, Abiword) -> print system ->
PDF *instead* of paper.

"Printing" to PDF is close enough to printing to paper that it makes
sense to use the same mechanisms to produce a PDF.

I just what to be sure I am learning what I think I am learning. Is
what is being referred to is the possibility that cups can take a document
is some arbitrary format and produce a document in pdf format. Not
print it just produce a pdf file.

Yes - once CUPS-PDF is installed you can do that. You may want to read
the entire thread, but here's the link to the "essential ingredient":

Have you installed cups-pdf? It is found at http://cip.physik.uni-wuerzburg.de/~vrbehr/cups-pdf/

Well, I just went there, downlaoded the 1.6 src.rpm, rebuilt it on my system for FC2. No problems. Installed it. restarted cups service.
Added the "virtual" PDF printer (via http://localhost:631 interface) and printed a test page. It showed up in /root/job_120-Test-Page.pdf. It could've somehow asked me to name the file, but otherwise it works just fine. What was *not* documented (very well) was to choose the Postscript driver for the model name and then choose from the 2 generic postscript drivers (color, or B&W). This could be a stumbling block for a newbie....

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