Connecting a scanner on Linux

Q: I am running Ubuntu Linux, I just installed PDF Studio and I am unable to scan a document. A: In this KB article, we’re going to connect Brother MFC-L2700DW scanner on Ubuntu 16.04.3. Different scanners will have different setup, you will need to refer to the scanner manufacturer website for more details instructions. Step 1. Install the scanner driver For brother printer/scanner, […]

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Installing a Brother Printer on Linux

Q: I am running Ubuntu Linux, I just installed PDF Studio and I am unable to print a PDF document. A: In order to print under Linux, you will need to install the printer driver for your printer. This is required to print from any application, not only PDF Studio. Different printers will have different setup, […]

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Scanning documents to PDF in Linux

Q: Can I scan documents to .pdf file in Linux systems? A: Yes, PDF Studio is able to scan paper documents directly into PDF on Linux systems. Make sure to download and try PDF Studio free demo version. PDF Studio uses Sane to communicate with the scanner on Linux so there may be some restrictions […]

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Rubber Stamps show as “Draft” on PDF documents in Okular

Q: When I open a document containing rubber stamps in Okular, the rubber stamps show as “Draft”. Why is this happening? A: This is a known issue with Okular on Linux. Not all PDF applications are able to render properly PDF rubber stamps. Preview on the mac is another free PDF applications that do not fully […]

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How to setup USB Smart Card Hardware PKCS11 signing on Linux

Q: I need to sign PDF documents with my USB Smart Card. Can I do that using PDF Studio on my Linux system? A: Yes, you can. Starting in PDF Studio 10.1.0, we allow users to sign a document using their USB Smart Card. You can see the setup below as a reference. In this example, we […]

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Save as PDF and PDF Printer Drivers on Mac, Linux and Windows

PDF Studio does not provide a PDF printer driver like Adobe does. In general, we found that packaging with our own PDF printer driver is not needed as nowadays the latest operating systems come with a PDF printer and most business applications include a Save As PDF function.  To print any documents to PDF on older operating […]

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