Eventually it became available as a printer driver that allowed users to convert different files to PDF files as a printing function. PDFelement will not only let you convert your PostScript files into PDF but will also allow you to convert over a dozen different file formats to PDF via a simple, user-friendly interface. Get more details about how to make PDF file. Plus, because documents can be converted in batches, users can also save time when converting their documents. Another conversion option that can help save time is page-specific conversion, which basically allows you to select specific pages to convert as opposed to the entire document. Apart from conversion, PDFelement incorporates a number of other useful features.
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Screens 9 years, 5 months ago. I am surrounded by co-workers who insist on making pdf files this way, they say they come out smaller, and why shouldn't they do it like this, I say it takes more work but what are the other reasons this archaic workflow is no longer needed? Does not indesign just work as a front end for distiller anyway, when you output a pdf indesign is using distiller to make the pdf??
No, InDesign is not a distiller. It's writing PDF directly to disk. Distiller requires postscript. That said, if the number one goal is to make a PDF as small as possible, then Distiller may do a better job.
However, if you make your PDF right, it's often not that much smaller than exporting directly from InDesign. It generally is for making small pdfs to send to clients and pdf output for print is done from ID, I shall carry on exporting directly and some of my colleagues will no doubt plough on with distiller will this still be possible in CS5?
Color mgmt is a trickier issue. It probably depends a great deal on the Distiller settings. Yes, you can export PostScript to disk in CS5. As often happens, some early bad experiences can make one overly cautious possibly beyond reason. I'm thinking here of several publishing clients who continued to forbid use of any TrueType fonts in their books—years and years after all issues with some RIPs not properly rendering them were resolved. If I printed to. Perhaps in the current version of InDesign, all these issues have been resolved, so sticking with the more time-consuming distilling workflow is no longer justified.
Virtually ALL the work I do is for print, though, so I don't mind losing all the layering and interactivity. Besides, distilling an page textbook just took me less time than writing this e-mail.
Our guide to discovering all the great resources on the site! Sign Up Today! December 16, at am Tim Hughes Member. December 16, at pm Theunis De Jong Member. No, you don't have to have the Distiller installed to export from InDesign.
David Blatner Keymaster. You lose all transparency pdf is necessarily version 1. December 17, at am Thanks David for the skinny on distillation. Would I be right in saying you can lose all colour management too when making a. December 22, at pm Screens Member. You must be logged in to reply to this topic. Podcast All Episodes Subscribe in iTunes. Get in Touch info [at] indesignsecrets. Follow Us! Your email address for newsletter
After downloading the above files unzip them and place them in the designated path listed above. Re Start Adobe Distiller after these files have been installed. The final PDF will then be produced and saved to the Out folder. If you have any questions please contact your Technical Service Representative. To ensure consistency and quality it is important that you follow the correct steps when setting up your document and follow the right steps to export the PDFs. Prinergy Refiner zip - a print driver used for creating the postcript file.
How to Use Acrobat Distiller Alternative
In Acrobat Distiller , you can select settings used to convert documents to PDFs, security options, and font information. Distiller lets you queue PostScript files that you create in authoring applications and then monitor them throughout the PDF conversion process. Drag one or more PostScript files from the desktop to the Acrobat Distiller window. Note: Click Pause before doing step 3 if you want to review the queue before Distiller starts converting the files. The Distiller preferences control global Distiller settings. Warns you if available hard disk space is less than 1 MB.