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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Acrobat Distiller

Distiller’s purpose is to convert PostScript to PDF. Period. Create a PostScript file by printing or exporting PostScript from an application (using Adobe PDF as the target printer), and then drag and drop the PostScript file onto the Distiller window. Distiller uses the settings currently selected in the application. You can also open a PostScript file through File > Open on the Distiller menu. Distiller will process EPS files as well, provided you have the necessary fonts on your computer (or they’re embedded in the EPS file). If you’ve fed a healthy PostScript file to Distiller and chosen the correct job option, you’ll watch the progress bar fill up, and soon you’ll have a PDF file. If you’ve dragged multiple PostScript ...

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