To create PDF files from any
music software (or any other application) under
Windows, you must install a small program
This program can be either a freeware, like DoPDF
a shareware, like PDF995
, or a
commercial software package like the tools of
Note : Be careful, some freeware
programs likePDFCreator CutePDF
ou Bullzip PDF Printer install
unwanted adware toolbars in your Web
browser. It's highly recommended to disable
installation of these toolbars when
possible, or to use any other adware-free
All these programs behave like a new printer for
When "printing" a document to it, a file name is
asked, and the printing result is actually saved
in PDF format.
When printing from any program, you will then
find a new entry in the printer selector that
Select the printer (here "PDFCreator) then click
You'll then get a window for entering optional
information about the PDF file to be created
(Title, date, author...), then a file selector
for specifying the name and location of this
The PDF file that matches what you asked for
being printed is then generated.
Generating a PDF on Mac OS X
With a Macintosh under Mac OS X, it's quite easy
to generate a PDF file from any program, by
using the print dialog box. Once the file is
loaded into the software, select
"File>Print". The printer selector opens, and
you can select here the page range to be
In the bottom part of this box, you'll see a
"PDF" or "Save as PDF" button.
Click it, select a name for the file and save
it. The Adobe PDF document is created on your
hard disk at the required location.
Generating a PDF on Linux
Generating a PDF file from any program under
Linux needs to use a
special printer driver that saves the graphic
commands into a file
instead of actually printing them on paper.
You can then either send this file by e-mail to
somebody else, or
process it with PDFtoMusic to convert it into
the file format you need.
With KDE, the "kprinter" command (KDEPrint
package) includes an option to generate a PDF
If this option is not included in your
distribution, you'll probably
need to use cups-pdf.
To install it under Ubuntu
please refer to this document:
To install it under another distribution, please