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Adobe Acrobat Distiller, also marketed as Adobe Distiller, is a software utility that is developed by Adobe Systems for converting documents from PostScript format to Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format), the native format of the Acrobat family of products.[1] It was first shipped as a distinct component of the Acrobat 1.0 family in 1993.[2] In 1999, Acrobat 4 added preset configuration files to Distiller. In 2001, Acrobat 5 added improved color management.[3] Distiller's features were also incorporated into the Adobe PDFMaker printer driver for creating PDF files that preserved the printed appearance of documents from other applications.[4]

A related Adobe product, Acrobat Distiller Server, was released on June 19, 2000 and provided the ability to perform high-volume conversion of PostScript to PDF formats through a centralized client-server architecture.[5] On May 31, 2013, Distiller Server was discontinued in favor of the PDF Generator component of Adobe LiveCycle.[6]

References[]

  1. Zipper, Bernd. "PDF Workflow: Doing It Your Way", Planet PDF, March 5, 2003. “The primary application for PDF generation is Adobe Systems' Acrobat Distiller, the heart of the $249 Acrobat product family” .
  2. Markoff, John. "Company News: Adobe Ships Acrobat Amid High Hopes", June 16, 1993. .
  3. "The history of PDF", prepressure.com, August 9, 2013. .
  4. Adobe Acrobat 7 review by Tom Arah, PC Pro UK. 2005-01-20. Archived 2012-01-26. "Key to this, though usually working in the background behind the convenient Adobe PDF print driver, is Acrobat Distiller. It's this essential utility that takes a PostScript-based print-to-disk file from any application and converts it to PDF as an exact electronic replica."
  5. Adobe Announces Availability of Acrobat Distiller Server by Adobe Systems, LinuxToday. 2000-06-19.
  6. Adobe Distiller Server 8 / FAQ, Adobe Systems. Archived 2013-06-02.

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