Creating PDFs from UNIX workstations

Adobe Reader is no longer supported in Centos or many other Linux distributions and the Evince Document Viewer is not reliable with all PDF documents. The current workaround is to print to a Postscript (.ps) file and then send that to the printer, as follows:

  • Select File -> Print
  • Choose "Print to File"
  • Select "Postscript" as the output format
  • Name the file (
  • Select a folder to save it to (e.g. Desktop)
  • Open the Postscript (.ps) file you previously saved
  • Select File -> Print and print it to the printer of your choice