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[K12OSN] PDF file creation



On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 15:24:51 +0100
Brian Chivers <brian portsmouth-college ac uk> wrote:

> True, but looking for a mixed environment of LTSP & Doze boxes :-/
> 
> Brian
> 
> Guy-Michel Lessard wrote:
> > Isn't this what Terminals are all about, install the software once on 
> > the server (pdfcreator) so that all can share?
> > 
> >  >>> Brian Chivers <brian portsmouth-college ac uk> 2008-06-16 10:15:41 >>>
> > I'm looking for a nice simple way for users to create pdf's from any 
> > type of file via nice simple
> > web interface.
> > 
> > What I'd ideally like them to be able to do is upload the file and then 
> > either to be sent the
> > resulting pdf to an email address or emailed a link where to download it 
> > from.
> > 
> > I did look at pdfcreator which looks OK but I'd have to install the 
> > virtual print driver on every
> > machine which is doable but a web front end would make it so much easier :-)
> > 
> > Any idea's / pointers ??
> > 
> > Thanks
> > Brian
> > 

Set up the PDF printer in CUPS.  

Share that printer on the network

Go to your windows box and add a printer... In my case I use:
   https://printserver.localdomain:631/printers/pdf

>From Windows, print to the PDF network printer

Basic setup done. 

(I have this setup on a debian box, not on a K12LTSP box, so there are some settings difference)
On my debian box, the "printout" will land in $HOME/PDF/ for all local users and Anonymous SAMBA output lands in /opt/smbshare/PDF-Printer/  (/opt/smbshare/ is a directory I have set up for anonymous samba sharing)

So you might want to check the settings and/or watch the log while you do a test run. Now set up the destination directory to be shared over the network as well.  (Using samba/ftp/what ever you want).

Note of caution.. watch the file permissions.  I can see someone printing out something that someone else either should not see or accidently deletes before User1 can get to it.


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