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Is there anyway to set up Printing?

from a Win app to Mac OS X, more specically its PDF writer?

Printing to real printers should "just work", I am not sure about the PDF writer though.

When I print from my application it only displays a Wine printer and a KDE one.

The PDF writer is a standard option whenever you print anything on Mac OSX.

An important question(which I don't know the answer to) is if the PDF writer is a standard printer in the terms of the MacOS CUPS printing system, or some 'extra' software outside of it. CrossOver talks to the printing system. So if it is a printer, it should show up there. If the PDF writer bypasses CUPS, it will not show up in the CrossOver printer listing.

Download and install CUPS PDF for OSX from, which will appear as a additional printer both in OSX and in Crossover. It will allow you to print to PDF from Crossover rather than to paper. The resulting PDF files appear in a folder in OSX. I used this a lot when helping a Windows developer test his solutions in Crossover, not wanting to consume large quantities of paper while testing, allowing me to email him the results.

Works a treat. Let me know how you get on.



I will give it a go.

CUPS-PDF is perfect! Thanks again.

I love Crossover.

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