Friday, March 16, 2007

Creating A Virtual PDF Printer On Mac OS X

If you do a lot of printing to PDF files on a Macintosh, then you might be interested in this post from Mac OS X Hints

Batch convert Word files to PDFs

The article is mainly focused on allowing you to run batch PDF creation jobs from Microsoft Word but it also introduces us to CUPS-PDF, a virtual PDF printer module for Mac OS X.

While Mac OS X has printing to PDF built-in, you have to select that option for each job you want done. However, the CUPS-PDF module adds a Virtual Printer entry into your printer list so, if you have a large amount of PDF file creation jobs to do, then you can easily set it as the default printer and just get on with it.

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