In a release long, long ago and in a galaxy far, far away I blogged about how to configure Ubuntu to print directly to a .pdf file. Looking back to this article it appears to be outdated an in need of some corrections. This tutorial will outline how to use and, if needed, configure your Ubuntu 8.04 machine to print directly to a .pdf file.
Verifying Setup or Print to PDF Configuration
My Ubuntu 8.04 installation was already configured, out of the box, to print to .pdf. This means, without any additional configuration I could select “Print” from an application and the output would be generated into a .pdf file and saved to disk. You can verify whether or not your machine is configured the same way by Navigating to: