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Part VI: Web Chapters > Using Distiller

Chapter 45. Using Distiller

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Setting Distiller Preferences

Creating and Loading .joboptions

Working with Watched Folders

Working with Fonts

Distilling Errors

What is PDF/X?

Processing a File with Distiller

Acrobat Distiller is a compact program that interprets PostScript (PS or EPS) files and converts them to the PDF format. When you use Distiller to create a PDF file from a PostScript file, the new PDF file preserves all the data in the original PostScript and adds functions that are not supported by the PostScript format directly, like comments, font embedding, image compression, and more. In some cases you may be working with designers that don't have access to Acrobat and the programs they use have no PDF-creation capabilities. In any case, you can use Distiller to convert PostScript files one at a time or use its automation features to process entire folders.


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