[arch-general] Setting up print to postscript in openoffice 3
allan at archlinux.org
Sat May 16 00:42:07 EDT 2009
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E. wrote:
> While I was on the subject, I thought I would pass this tip along. Let me
> know if this should go to forums instead of here.
> Printing to pdf is no problem in ooo3, just hit the button, but if you want
> to print to postscript, then things take a little more work. Printing to
> kprinter is nebulous in ooo3, so there has to be another way -- and there is.
> The simplest way I have found is to:
> (1) install cups & cups-pdf from extra;
> (2) start cups with /etc/rc.d/cups
> (Add to deamons line in /etc/rc.conf to start automatically at boot)
> (3) access the cups print manager: http://localhost:631 and select:
> Administration -> Find New Printers
> Select CUPS-PDF (Virtual PDF)
> Make: Generic
> Driver: Generic CUPS-PDF Printer
> Now to print to postscript, just print as usual, choose "CUPS-PDF" as the
> printer and then select the checkbox for "print to file", hit print and enter
> the filename.ps and 'print'
> Handy for faxes, etc... Since cups pdf uses the ps2pdf utility as the
> background, you are simply stopping the process with "print to file" before
> the ps2pdf utility is called.
It would be good to add tips like these to the wiki. They are likely to
get lost if only posted to the mailing list.
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