Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97705
please add a "pdf printer"
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:54 EDT
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Description of problem:
I've tried without success to add a "pdf printer" using cups (i'm talking about
a virtual printer that creates pdf files).
I've seen that kde has by default a pdf printer, so please add one for gnome too.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Need more information about what behaviour is needed. For instance, what should
happen to PDFs that get created?
after the print command from an application the pdf writer virtual printer
should open a file requester, asking the name of the pdf file to be created.
this is the normal behaviour under windows (if you install programs like
fineprint pdf factory) and many users are expecting that it works this way
(which is quite intuitive, imho).
That's not something you want on the CUPS server end then.
*** Bug 109849 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I think this is a great feature to have.
Since an interactive GUI might not be easy/possible, I recommend
saving the pdf files in the home directory.
The basic concept is similar to the printer tray. When you print to a
physical printer, pages stack up in the tray. When you print to
virtual pdf printer, files sequence in your home directory.
I would extend this concept to allow filename configuration via the
PDF file name:
At least FC3 includes "Create a PDF document" in the print dialog, and
the filename can be chosen via the "Location" option. Seems
sufficient to me.