What is Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6.0 and How to Use It
Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6.0 is a software application that converts documents from PostScript format to PDF format, the native format of the Adobe Acrobat family of products[^2^]. It was first shipped as a component of Acrobat in 1993[^2^], and it has been updated with new features and improvements over the years.
In this article, we will explain what Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6.0 can do, how to install it, how to create PDFs with it, and how to troubleshoot some common issues.
What Can Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6.0 Do
Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6.0 can convert any document that can be printed to a PostScript file to a PDF file. This means that you can create PDFs from any application that supports printing, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
PDF files created by Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6.0 are compatible with the Adobe Acrobat family of products, such as Acrobat Reader, Acrobat Standard, Acrobat Pro, and Acrobat Distiller Server. PDF files can also be viewed by other applications and devices that support the PDF format.
Some of the benefits of using Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6.0 to create PDFs are:
You can preserve the original layout, fonts, graphics, and colors of your document.
You can compress your document to reduce its file size and optimize it for web or email delivery.
You can encrypt your document with a password and restrict its printing, copying, editing, or commenting.
You can add metadata, bookmarks, hyperlinks, annotations, digital signatures, and watermarks to your document.
You can choose from various preset configuration files or create your own custom settings to control the quality and compatibility of your PDF output.
How to Install Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6.0
To install Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6.0, you need to have a valid license of Adobe Acrobat 6.0 or higher. You can purchase Adobe Acrobat from the official website or from authorized resellers.
Once you have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, you can access Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6.0 from the Start menu (Windows) or the Applications folder (Mac OS). You can also launch it by double-clicking on a PostScript file or by dragging and dropping a PostScript file onto the Adobe Acrobat Distiller window.
How to Create PDFs with Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6.0
To create PDFs with Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6.0, you need to follow these steps:
Select an Adobe PDF settings file from the Default Settings pop-up menu in the Adobe Acrobat Distiller window. You can choose from various predefined settings or create your own custom settings by choosing Settings > Edit Adobe PDF Settings.
(Optional) Choose Settings > Security and select an encryption level and a password for your PDF file.
Open the PostScript file that you want to convert to PDF by choosing File > Open or by dragging and dropping it onto the Adobe Acrobat Distiller window.
Wait for the conversion process to finish. You can monitor the progress and status of the conversion in the Status window at the bottom of the Adobe Acrobat Distiller window.
When the conversion is done, you can view your PDF file by double-clicking on it or by right-clicking on it and choosing View (Windows) or Open With (Mac OS).
How to Troubleshoot Some Common Issues with Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6.0
Sometimes you may encounter some problems or errors when using Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6.0. Here are some tips on how to solve some common issues:
If you get an error message saying that your PostScript file is invalid or corrupted, try printing your document again from the original application and make sure that you select Print to File or Save as PostScript as the output option.
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