What is Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC and How to Use It?
Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC is a software application that converts documents from PostScript format to PDF (Portable Document Format), the native format of the Adobe Acrobat family of products[^3^]. PostScript is a page description language that can describe both text and graphics on a page. PDF is a universal file format that preserves the appearance of documents across different platforms and devices.
Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC is part of the Adobe Acrobat Pro DC subscription, which also includes Adobe Acrobat DC, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, and Adobe Document Cloud services. You can use Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC to create high-quality PDF files from PostScript files, such as those created by Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, or other applications. You can also use Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC to optimize PDF files for different purposes, such as printing, web publishing, or archiving.
How to Use Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC?
To use Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC, you need to have a PostScript file that you want to convert to PDF. You can create a PostScript file from any application that supports printing by choosing File > Print and selecting Adobe PDF as the printer. Alternatively, you can use an application that can export or save files in PostScript format, such as Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator.
Once you have a PostScript file, you can follow these steps to convert it to PDF using Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC:
Launch Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC from the Start menu (Windows) or the Applications folder (Mac OS).
Select an Adobe PDF settings file from the Default Settings pop-up menu. These settings control various aspects of the PDF conversion process, such as compression, fonts, security, and color management. You can choose from predefined settings or create your own custom settings.
(Optional) Choose Settings > Security and select an encryption level if you want to protect your PDF file with a password or restrict certain actions, such as printing, copying, or editing.
Open the PostScript file and start the conversion process by using either of these methods:
Choose File > Open, select a PostScript file, and click Open.
Drag one or more PostScript files from the desktop to the Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC window.
Wait for the conversion process to finish. You can monitor the progress and status of the conversion in the Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC window. You can also pause, resume, or cancel the conversion at any time.
When the conversion is complete, you can view the resulting PDF file in Adobe Acrobat DC, a browser, or Adobe Reader DC. You can also open the folder where the PDF file is saved by right-clicking the job queue and choosing Explore (Windows) or Show in Finder (Mac OS).
That's it! You have successfully converted a PostScript file to PDF using Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC. You can now enjoy the benefits of using PDF files, such as portability, security, and compatibility. e0e6b7cb5c