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    How to change pdf printing defaults in Firefox

    Just an easy question, I can't find an answer to: How do you change the default printing options, for "print to file" in Firefox? I'm referring to printing options like saved location, pdf or ps, what headers and footers are used. Any help is much appreciated---Thanks!

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    Re: How to change pdf printing defaults in Firefox

    You can set the default save path and file type by changing the following Firefox about:config preferences:

    Code:
    print.printer_PDF.print_to_filename
    Code:
    print.printer_Print_to_File.print_to_filename
    The following is an example of the value that I use:

    /home/kaibob/pdf/mozilla.pdf

    The headers and footers are set in the options tab of the print dialog. By default, these settings stick from session to session.

    As an aside, I have compared the output created by cups-pdf and by the Firefox print-to-file pdf option, and cups-pdf produces clearer output and smaller file sizes on my machine. Also, PDF documents created with the Firefox print-to-file pdf option do not print reliably for me. So, you may want to try both to see which works best for you.
    Last edited by kaibob; January 19th, 2009 at 04:55 AM.

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    Re: How to change pdf printing defaults in Firefox

    I found that I had to change print_to_filename for *all* printers for this to work (as suggested here).

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    Re: How to change pdf printing defaults in Firefox

    BUMP
    All well and good in Firefox what about other browsers

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    Re: How to change pdf printing defaults in Firefox

    Quote Originally Posted by NikUAE View Post
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    All well and good in Firefox what about other browsers
    Rather than hijacking a thread about firefox you would be better served starting your own thread.
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    Re: How to change pdf printing defaults in Firefox

    @Starbuck13 : I think it's time to write [SOLVED] in the title...

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