how to remember printing parameters for PDF

Asked by Pat Coyne on 2012-01-07

I'm printing all my paycheck stubs from a web service to PDF and saving to my disk.

I don't want to repeatedly change the same settings to landscape format, PDF (not .ps files), check box to include images, select the receiving folder, supply a filename, etc.

How can I set all of these parameters (once!) and use them while printing, without having to keep setting them over and over?

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Ubuntu cups-pdf Edit question
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Solved by:
marcus aurelius
Solved:
2012-01-08
Last query:
2012-01-08
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2012-01-08
Best marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #2

install cups-pdf. it's just another printer driver.
when you print, select PDF as your printer. you'll have the same setup options you have for other print drivers and you can set your options there.

Pat Coyne (stonecreekranch) said : #3

thanks, that works!

I had ghostscript-cups loaded, and probably giving me the print to pdf functionality I needed.

after loading cups-pdf I got two printers, PDF and PDF1. PDF was being Shared but not Enabled, and PDF1 is Enabled but not Shared. Hmmm, not sure about the why's of it all, but thanks again marcus!!