Can't find "Print to pdf" option in qpdfview 0.4.17beta1

Asked by ralphl on 2017-02-23

I am running qpdfview 0.4.17beta1. When I select Main menu>File>Print, a normal Print window comes up. However, I can find no "Print to PDF" option, or "Print to File" option. Maybe I just don't know where to look??? If I use Evince, the normal "Print to File" option comes up, and works fine. I am running Xubuntu 16.04 with cups 2.1.3-4 and hplip 3.16.3+repack0-1.
Any help appreciated....

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Best Adam Reichold (adamreichold) said : #1

Hello ralphl,

You cannot find this option because qpdfview does not support this. Print-to-file needs application integration and have not found it worth it yet.
Printing a PDF document in qpdfivew means passing it on to CUPS unmodified with the appropriate options set and this currently all that the program can do. Printing a PDF document to PDF file would mean transforming it, e.g. extracting and transforming pages, which we do not implementation ATM.
I think I will rather try to add a few simple front-ends to the various Poppler utilities for merging, splitting and transforming PDF document instead...

Best regards, Adam.

ralphl (lachenmaier) said : #2

Thanks for the quick response!!! I am a little disappointed that Print-to-file is not supported. I have been trying to use qpdfview for all my PDF needs, and this means I will need have other PDF tools installed. However, I really do like qpdfview for most usage, so I want to thank you for the good work you have done!!!