Thursday, May 29, 2008

dia cannot export to PDF

The great dia program for linux cannot export to linux. Also, if you have not setup lpr properly to work with cups, you cannot print from dia.

Dammit. So now I have to export to a png file (which is at the wrong dpi, so the picture is very small). The drawing I did to scale when printed out is nowhere near the correct size.

Lesson learned?

Use a program that can export to PDF. EPS is fine, but people expect PDF.


Anonymous said...


max burley said...

If you have installed the CUPS-PDF printer, it should be available from Dia's menu "File" > "Print." That should give you a usable PDF file. A sample 4.3 Kb Dia file output to a 34 Kb pdf on my system.

CUPS-PDF is usually the quickest and easiest way to generate a pdf from any Linux program that can access your printers.