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Troubleshooting Adobe Acrobat Distiller Problems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000128789D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-08
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-19
Document File: 4 page(s) / 82K

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Adobe Systems Inc.: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This technical note offers solutions to problems you might encounter using the Macintosh version of Acrobat Distiller to convert PostScript files into PDF (Portable Document Format) files.

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Copyright ©; 1994 Adobe Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduced with permission. Adobe makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of this material and hereby disclaims any responsibliity therefor.

Troubleshooting Adobe Acrobat Distiller Problems

Troubleshooting AdobeAcrobatDistillerProblems -- TechNote#4403(12/8/93)Adobe TM Acrobat

TM Distiller TM - Macintosh ®

This technical note offers solutions to problems you might encounter using the Macintosh version of Acrobat Distiller to convert PostScript files into PDF (Portable Document Format) files.

TO CREATE ERROR-FREE PDF FILES, THE DISTILLER PROGRAM NEEDS: Valid PostScript files Users must make sure that a document prints correctly to a PostScript TM printer before they create a PostScript file for the document. Documents that do not print correctly do not distill correctly.

Access to the PostScript Type 1 fonts used in the documents Depending on a number of factors, Type 1 fonts might or might not be included in the PostScript file created for a document. When a Type 1 font is not included in the PostScript file, the Distiller program must be able to find the Type 1 font in another location to process the PostScript file correctly.

Determining file integrity Errors that are not font related are usually caused by invalid PostScript code in the file that is being distilled. To determine file integrity follow these steps:

Verify that the original file prints correctly Open the original file in the application that it was created in, and print it to a PostScript printer. If there is a printing problem, it needs to be corrected before you create a PostScript file for the Distiller.

Verify that the PostScript file prints correctly You can use a utility such as Font Downloader (included with Adobe Typeface packages) or LaserWriter Utility (included with Apple PostScript printers) to download PostScript files to your PostScript printer.

Note: If you created the PostScript file using specific printer features such as "Level 2 Only," be sure to download it to a compatible printer.

1 Open the Chooser, select a PostScript printer, and close the Chooser.

2 Launch the Font Downloader (or similar program).

3 Select Download PostScript File from the File menu.

4 Select your PostScript file and click Open.

5 Watch the screen for feedback from the printer.

6 If there is a printing problem, re-create the PostScript file from the original application.

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Troubleshooting Adobe Acrobat Distiller Problems

If you are generating PostScript files under system 6.0.5, you must use version 7.0 or later of the LaserWriter driver. PostScript files generated using LaserWriter driver versions prior to 7.0 will not distill correctly. Version 7.1.2 of the LaserWriter driver is included on disk 1 of the Adobe Printer Driver (PSPrinter 8.0). You may install it two ways:

Using the PSPr...