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    PDFs?

    Im looking for a good program to convert documents to PDF format...any suggestions?

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    you can save as PDF from OpenOffice and (I think AbiWord) so if you can open it in one of them it should be a snap

    i don't know if there are any apps that just convert.

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    Lots of options. You can setup a fake printer using samba that uses a script to take postscript input and then uses ps2pdf to make a pdf file. Or you can use OpenOffice. Or you can just print to a ps file and hten use ps2pdf.

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    Lots of detail/suggestions here

    Thread from forums.gentoo.org (not distro specific).

    I've scanned this link found in that thread and it seems like the be all and end all on creating PDF's in Linux.

    Here is an article on doing it through SAMBA.

    And here is one on doing it with CUPS.

    I haven't read the last two.
    Last edited by mXskweeb; 11-20-2003 at 12:13 PM.

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    Bear in mind that most distros still don't come with OpenOffice 1.1 unless it's brand new - OO.o 1.1 includes a 'convert to PDF' button for that single-click convert goodness, but it doesn't in 1.0x

    Just FYI
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    script to make printer print to pdf

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    I am really curious as to how that is done. Any pointers on where to start?
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    Thanks for the link!

    I cannot believe it was up there already!
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    Thanks again for everybodys help!

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