PDF printer in Wine applications

I’m using MS Office under Wine once in a while. As I work a lot with PDF files I constantly miss the option to quickly save/print a PDF version of a Doc(x) file without the need for additional software.

You won’t get around installing additional software, however it couldn´t be made any easier. You just need to install the package cups-pdf from your standard repositories.

sudo apt-get install cups-pdf

Restart whatever application want to print with and you’ll hopefully find a PDF printer in the Wine printer dialog. Your PDF will be in a new folder in your home directory called  “PDF”. I tested this under Ubuntu 12.04.

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6 Responses to PDF printer in Wine applications

  1. lhugs says:

    Doesnt MS Office bring this feature? At least my 2010 does.

  2. tahsin says:

    Thank you! You are a lifesaver on Wine and MS Office 2007

  3. Coriolis4s says:

    This works. Thanks.

  4. JayBofMA says:

    Thank you for this tip. This also works in CentOS 6.5, although the generated PDF ends up on my Desktop – perfect!

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