We are currently using CutePDF to create PDFs from various document formats such as .doc/.docx (word) and .ppt/pptx (powerpoint). We have been having issues with CutePDF cutting off some of the document though. We've been told that if we purchase distiller we can just drag and drop the documents into distiller and it will automatically create PDFs for us. Distiller isn't sold as a standalone product that I can see though, and so I have these questions-
Does distiller come in Acrobat X Standard?
Does it support multiple file formats for the drag and drop functionality, like .doc, .ppt etc?
Sorry to be such a n00b!
Yes, Acrobat X Standard installs Distiller.
Acrobat installs PDFMaker which provides Office app to PDF configuration and output.
See: http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/compatible-web-browsers-pdfmaker-app lications.html
For supported file formats see:
Yes drag-drop is supported.
Message was edited by: CtDave
Distiller only processes Postscript files - it's a virtual printer - so it does not support drag/drop of generic file types.
Acrobat does support drag/drop for the file types listed in CtDave's post above. It will either fire up the internal conversion tool (for basic files such as text and photos) or load an instance of the application which is registered to that file extension (e.g. Word or Excel) and do the conversion via PDFMaker. Distiller is not involved in the process.
Dave is, of course, correct. I'd add edthe drag-drop comment as an after thought and failed to give context.
With Acrobat open one can drag-drop a support file format (say an Office file) to Acrobat to kick-in the PDF creation process.
Sorry for any confusion caused.