Hello All

I'm new to the packaging scene and one of the challenges I have been given is to provide the Adobe Distiller only to a collection of end users.

I have trawled through the internet but cannot find anyway of providing extracting distiller part of the package only to provide the functionality of creating PDF's / combining etc.

Any pointer to get me started would be of great help.

 

Thanks

 

 

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  • I don't have the MSI handy to have a look, but is there any hint in the feature structure? If there is a distiller feature you could try disabling the other features and see what happens. Another thing you could try is to use a tool like procmon to find out what files are active when distiller is operating and then edit out redundant files in the MSI with a transform. You still need a license per machine.
    Finally, have you thought about asking Adobe themselves? Occasionally even they do provide a morsel of helpful information.
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The feature is called 'Distiller'. Either create a transform with just that feature selected or use the ADDLOCAL property on the command line.

Answered 05/07/2015 by: VBScab
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Acrobat 9, included the distiller, so just install that.

Without trying to insult you... if you are really new.
Everybody should have Adobe Reader, to view PDFs.

Only a few should be able to create PDFs, with the Adobe route, you need Acrobat Std (or Pro). That is a licensed product and comes at a cost.

v9 is out of support now, does not work on win8.1 x64, I think it has issues with x64, so may work on an x86 OS. But you should probably get a newer version.

Remember you can create PDFs in Office 2007 and later.

You could also try using PDF Creator, a free utility that allows you to print anything to a PDF format. Office only allows you to PDF office docs (not TXT files for example)

Answered 05/07/2015 by: Badger
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