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Fedora 16+ - CUPS - Printing to PDF file with embedded text

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Fedora 16+ - CUPS - Printing to PDF file with embedded text

Postby lmmtux » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:54 pm

The "Cups-PDF" printer that is installed by the "cups-pdf" package no longer produces PDF files that include embedded text. Instead, all PDF files printed with the Cups-PDF printer consist of images only without any embedded text. This means that PDF files produced with it cannot be searched.


Use the "Print to File" feature of CUPS instead which will produce a PDF file and has some additional options.

  1. In the application you wish to print to a PDF file, simply select File / Print as always.
  2. In the list of printers, select "Print to File".
  3. Select the Output Format as PDF, select the destination folder and enter a filename.
  4. Click "Print" and the PDF file will be written.

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