Print to .pdf from Wine

Jerry Lapham rjlapham at
Sun May 1 21:49:51 UTC 2011

On Saturday, March 05, 2011 05:05:05 pm Jerry Lapham wrote:

> When I receive .doc and .docx files I've been opening them in Open Office
> and converting them to .pdf files.  That works fine except when the line
> spacing differences between MS Word and Open Office Writer cause a one
> page document to slop over to a second page.
> To overcome this problem I've downloaded and installed Microsoft's WordView
> to display .doc and .docx files using Wine.  To convert them to .pdf
> files, I downloaded and installed cups-pdf so I can "print" .pdf files.
> "PDF" now appears as a printer in WordView running under Wine, but when I
> "print" to it, nothing shows up in Print Status.  "PDF" also shows up in my
> other Windows apps and doesn't work either.
> To make sure the problem's not cups-pdf, I printed to "PDF" from kate.  The
> job showed up in Print Status and created a .pdf file in /home/jerry/PDF.
> Anyone else got it working?  Any ideas why it's not working here?

I posted the above almost two months ago with no response.  I wondered if 
anyone else since then has tried it and got it to work.

Jerry Lapham
Monroe, OH  45050
rjlapham at
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