Printing-"air print" printers only?

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  1. brudog68 macrumors 6502

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    Will it only print to an "Air print" capable printer or will it pick up my existing printer on my network and print?
     
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  3. brudog68 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there also a way to print to a PDF (virtual print etc) within the ipad and then save that file to attach to an email etc?
     
  4. AppleGoddess macrumors 6502a

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    I have the HP envy now i used to use the app above it should dowha you are looking for.
     
  5. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    No you can not print to a PDF on the iPad.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    There is one way to do this that I know of. First, you need a Mac that has been AirPrint enabled by using the Hacktivator or similar method. Then download and install the CUPS-PDF package and install and share the printer. Choose this printer when printing from an iPad. PDFs are then spooled to /Users/shared/CUPS-PDF/ANONYMOUS
     
  7. Pacilly macrumors newbie

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    There is actually an app for that!

    There is an app called Save2PDF and I have been using it for a while now. It will do exactly what you want and convert an attachment to a PDF using the print function in mail. You can then resend the PDF back to whoever you need.

    It is actually pretty cool and I don't know how they do it but you can convert from any app into a PDF as long as it has printing, I also use it for web pages too. Just search the app store for Save2PDF and you will find it.
     
  8. iPad 2nd Gen macrumors regular

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    With TruPrint, it removes the limitations on what printers can be used from 8 to hundred of network printers.
     
  9. afd macrumors 6502a

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    If you have a mac you could try printopia, it turns any printer into an airprint compatible one and allows you to save a PDF to either your mac or your dropbox account (once there you could email the PDF from dropbox app). Quiite a few apps (ie pages) allow to email a PDF though.
    Printopia pretty good though, and it works with leopard.
     
  10. M87 macrumors 65816

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    I have an AirPrint compatible HP printer. I want to throw it out the window.
     
  11. RobNor macrumors regular

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    You can also use Printcentral for the iPhone and ipad.
     
  12. fleeper macrumors 6502

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    In Pages, when you click the document to email, it asks if you want to email it as a pages doc, word doc, or a PDF doc. This is a great and easy workaround.

    fleeper
     
  13. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

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    I used the activator on my OSX machine with a printer connected... printing works fine, in multiple formats, on the iPad. :)
     

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