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November 24th, 2008, 11:48 PM
Hi, Guys,

I have downloaded and installed a free PDF converter pdf4free.exe. It is designed for Windows and that is where I installed it.

But, it also works in Ubuntu! How is that possible? Basically any file, word processor text or spreadsheet in OpenOffice and scans in jpg, gif etc., can be converted to pdf at printing stage. Clicking on print brings up a "PDF printer" choice and if used in Ubuntu it files the pdf file in /home/pdf folder.

Absolutely perfect, but the application is not in Ubuntu but in Windows SP.

Out of curiosity, how is this possible?

Many thanks,


November 25th, 2008, 02:53 AM
pinting to pdf files is common and it is not windows exclusive at all. pdf's are basicly images (.jpg .png .gif etc) but have support to work with text and other things aswell.

November 25th, 2008, 03:00 AM
Just install cups-pdf (search synaptic)
this installs a PDF printer for you

no need for anything else

November 25th, 2008, 03:58 AM
Plus, OpenOffice already has a PDF Exporter.