Re: Help with RTF Post-production Using PDF Distiller

Subject: Re: Help with RTF Post-production Using PDF Distiller
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 1999 08:41:08 -0400
At 99/09/02 17:35 +0000, Jack Fitzpatrick wrote:
I don't use typically Distiller, but I tried this using PDFWriter, which is
bundled with Distiller.  After loading my Jade-generated 8.5x13.13in RTF
file into Word, I selected PDFWriter as the output device, set up a custom
page size of 8.5x13.13in for the device, produced the PDF file and ended up
with a 8.5x13.14 page loaded into Exchange.  You might try using that

Thank you, Jack! Yes, I now see I can get it right with PDFWriter with your suggested process.

But that begs the question about why there are two ways from Adobe ...

I see there are fewer "job options" in PDFWriter than Distiller, and I can't get the watermark I need in *one* of my many cases (so perhaps I can live without it). I had understood that somehow Distiller was "better" than PDFWriter.

Can anyone point me to a comparison of PDFWriter vs. Distiller? Why would I use one instead of the other?

I use DSSSL to produce the PDF of my commercial XSLT training material ... so I need a PDF file that is compact for distribution yet wholly self-contained so everyone can read/print it on any platform with the free Adobe reader.


............. Ken

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