Print to PDF

Steven Stern subscribed-lists at
Mon Jul 17 02:13:33 UTC 2006

Tim wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-07-16 at 13:01 -0500, Steven Stern wrote:
>> Does anyone have a good way to create a virtual printer that, in
>> effect, does the combination of print-to-postscript followed by
>> ps2pdf?
> This is something I'd like to try, too.  I have an additional concern,
> that I'm wondering if someone has hints about:  Ensuring that the
> resultant PDF file is as small as possible.
> I've tried producing PDFs with, and while that has worked
> fine with FC3, on FC4 it bloated the file by embedding the fonts I used.
> I played around a bit, but couldn't work out a way to stop it doing
> that.  On FC3, I had something like 15kB files, but I was getting half a
> meg or bigger with FC4.

Looking at /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf, it seems that one can set the
options  passed to ghostscript



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