Recently I updated to the newest version of Ubuntu. Well, now I am having problems. Seems every time I update, something stops working!
I was always able to go to File/Print/print to file (pdf or postscript ) Now when I try to do this, my laptop still goes thru the motions. Drop down menu works, printer dialog box opens. I can click on "print", it shows a progress dialog but then when I go to my desktop folder --- nothing is there!
I have no idea what is wrong. This happened once before and by total accident it started working( nothing Ubuntu Forums suggested did any good ) I suddenly was able to print TO pdf files. In an earlier thread, people misunderstood what I was saying. I can print pdf files. I just can't print AS a pdf file ( to one of my folders ). Evidently something is missing. I have both cups and hplip installed. I have no idea what is missing. I'm not a newbee to Ubuntu been using it for six years! However I am not a computer geek. I know the basics, but am not a programmer. I can follow instructions if someone gives them. I know I cannot expect perfection, when something is free for all to use. I do like it when things work however. Printing to file for me, seems like a basic function. I also had problems at first printing pages, but now that works fine. So I guess my question is, why can I print out a page, but not print it to file? This is the only way I can save my bank statements ( the bank only offers them in Microsoft Money format ) and also sometimes I like to save a page for future reference. This is what I use that option for. I would post screenshots, but evidently drop down menus etc, do not show in screenshots.
Please do not reply with smart remarks. Too many times here on Ubuntu I get condescending remarks. Maybe it's the age thing, but I really have no use for smart alecs!