[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 75518] UI: Add "Print to File (PDF)" to list of printers in Print dialog

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[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 75518] UI: Add "Print to File (PDF)" to list of printers in Print dialog


Yousuf (Jay) Philips <[hidden email]> changed:

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                   |list of printers in Print   |(PDF)" to list of printers
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--- Comment #6 from Yousuf (Jay) Philips <[hidden email]> ---
The only OS i think this option might be useful for is on Linux, as the option
to export to PDF isnt available as a virtual printer on Windows, which is why
there are many free PDF printer drivers around (e.g. PrimoPDF, CutePDF, etc.).

On Linux, there isnt a virtual pdf printer installed by default, though it is
easy to install one by installing the cups-pdf package on Ubuntu. So with this
in mind, and knowing that CUPS has this capability and is installed by default
on most Linux systems, the gnome print dialog has a 'Print to File' option that
exports as PDF, Postscript and SVG. Calligra is also aware of this and provides
Print to File options for PDF and Postscript from its print dialog.

Not sure how useful it is to pursue this enhancement when it is quite limited
in its scope, we provide direct access to pdf exporting, and it would likely
involve quite a bit of development. So lets see what devs think about how easy
this is to implement.

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