#7 - PDF Printing. Now to Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris
By Fat Bloke on Dec 19, 2006
Previous versions of SGD support that cool PDF Printing feature if you had a Windows client.
This is where the SGD client sees if the client understands PDFs and if so creates a synthetic printer on the app server.
When the user prints to that printer, a PDF file is sent to the client where the PDF viewer is used to print it.
Quite cool because it saves installing printer drivers on the servers, and the resultant print job is hi-fidelity.
Well, in SGD 4.3, we Mac users and our cousins that use Linux and Solaris, can also use this cool feature.
The SGD client knows that if it finds a Mac PDF viewer (Preview.app) or UNIX viewers (like gview) then the client is "pdf-aware" and the magic begins...