• New features • Commands • Using Acrobat Distiller • Creating PostScript ﬁles • Converting PostScript ﬁles to PDF • Choosing Distiller job options • Using Distiller on a network • Troubleshooting
This section describes the new features available in Acrobat Distiller 3.0, which make it easier for you to create smaller, more efﬁcient PDF documents.
Automatic orientation. •Most landscape pages are
oriented to a landscape position in Distiller for correct display in Acrobat Exchange or Reader.
Automating Document Info field entry.
Distiller 3.0 will automatically include certain Document Structuring Comments (DSC) information found in a PostScript ﬁle as Document Info ﬁeld data. The DSC comments For, Title, and Creator are converted to Author, Title, and Creator Document Info ﬁelds, respectively.
Distiller Assistant. Distiller Assistant, the
utility that makes it easy to create a PDF ﬁle with Distiller in one step, is now available on the Macintosh.
Font subsetting. Distiller 3.0 allows you to set
the character threshold that determines when to subset a font to reduce ﬁle size.
Compressing fonts. Distiller uses the new compressed Type 1C font format to reduce ﬁle size when 3.0 compatibility is chosen. Type 1C fonts reduce ﬁle size by compressing the fonts. A font that is 30K can be compressed to as little as 7K with the new font format. Image Resampling. Distiller 3.0 offers two methods of resampling; downsampling and subsampling. Subsampling is faster than downsampling but may result in a color shift. See Using downsampling and subsampling to reduce ﬁle size for more information.
Advanced Options. Distiller 3.0 provides the
ability to control the printing-speciﬁc information maintained in a PDF ﬁle for use in outputting to high-end printing systems. See Choosing Advanced Options settings for information.
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