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Linux Printing PDFs


There are multiple ways to print and view PDFs in our Linux LTSP environment. The most common is to view a PDF from an internet source in Chrome or Firefox. While both of these are excellent PDF viewers they sometimes have problems printing. Two of the most common printing issues are a single blank page or short error message.

Another way to print

We are going to assume you are already viewing your PDF in Chrome. The process will be very similar if you are in Firefox.

While in Chrome, move the mouse to the upper right and the download widget will be displayed. Click the down arrow. Displayanddownload.png
The download dialog will now be displayed. Make sure the Downloads folder is selected and click Save. SavePDF.png
Open the File Manager by clicking the folder at the lower left of your screen. OpenFileManager.png
Double click on the Downloads folder. BrowseToDownloads.png
Find your PDF and double click. DoubleClickYourPDF.png
Your PDF will be displayed in the standard PDF viewer. PDFViewer.png

Now simply hit CTRL-P to trigger the print dialog. Select your printer and print as you normally would.
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