How to install a "pdf printer"?

Is there a way to install a printer that prints to pdf?

There’s a lot of discussions about this in the web foruns, but none seens to work.

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

If you’ve CUPS installed, you can easily add a “PDF Printer” by installing the cups-pdf package:

sudo apt-get install cups-pdf

or since Ubuntu 16.04

sudo apt-get install printer-driver-cups-pdf

The pdf printer provided by that package will “print” the resulting PDFs into the /home//PDF directory.

Solution 2

Ubuntu ships with this functionality. Try opening gedit How to install a "pdf printer"?
(source: or another GUI text editor and clicking the print button:

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When the Print dialog appears, select the “Print to File” printer and select a location for the PDF. After clicking Print, you should end up with a PDF file in that location containing an identical copy of what would have printed on a sheet of paper.

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Solution 3

Whenever you print , there is already an option for “print to file”.
I hope you are talking about that.. if not then please elaborate your question

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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