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    Print to a PDF file

    For Windows:

    • Use PDFCreator: get it here.
    • Restart browser
    • File --> Print. Choose "PDFCreator" as the printer.

    For Mac

    • Functionality is built-in: File --> Print. Then choose "Save as PDF"

    For Linux:

    • For one time use:
      • File --> Print. Choose "Postscript/default" and clikck "Print to file". (Saves as a .ps file)
      • From a command line type: ps2pdf filename
        Where filename is the name of the file you saved
    • Permanent Option 1: Install cups-pdf
    • Permanent Option 2: Manual installation
      • Log into a termal as root.
      • type: mkdir /usr/lib/cups/pdf
      • Save this file in /usr/lib/cups/pdf/
      • type: chmod 755 /usr/lib/cups/pdf/ps2pdf.cups
      • Save this file in /usr/lib/cups/backend/
      • type: chmod 755 /usr/lib/cups/backend/pdf
      • Save this file in /usr/share/cups/model/
      • type: lpadmin -p PDF -v pdf:/directory -E -P /usr/share/cups/model/distiller.ppd
        Where "directory" is the location you would like the files saved to
      • Restart CUPS, type: /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
        Note: this location may be different on your distribution (i.e. /etc/rc.d/rc.cups restart)
      • Restart browser
      • File --> Print. Then choose "CUPS/PDF".