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Adobe Acrobat 8 How-Tos: 125 Essential Techniques by Donna L. Baker

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Chapter Four. Creating PDF Files in Distiller and Acrobat

Only a limited number of programs have a PDFMaker installed with Acrobat 8, and not all programs have internal PDF-generating options for export. In many applications—illustration programs, for example—you can generate other file formats that can then be processed using Acrobat Distiller 8. Distiller is a separate program installed with the Acrobat 8 installation process.

Most programs allow printing, and if you can print a file, you can create a PDF file using the Adobe PDF printer, as you learned in Chapter 3. In addition to the files you may have handy on your hard drive, Acrobat converts content from other sources, including scanners, Web pages, and the system clipboard. You can even ...

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