Planet PDF Forum Archive

Planet PDF ForumThis is from our 160,000 page PDF discussion forum archive one & two spanning 1999-2011. Use the filters on our Advanced Search page to search archive only. Head to the LIVE Planet PDF Forum. It features more than 10 conferences, covering everything from beginner to in-depth developer and pre-press discussions.


Previous | Next | (P-PDF) Acrobat 6.0


Topic: Automation: Distiller + Acrobat leaves room for improvement.
Conf: (P-PDF) Acrobat 6.0, Msg: 115963
From: jonbuckley
Date: 7/23/2004 02:44 AM

Currently, creating documents for proof review is a multi-step process:

Step 1: Quark creates .ps file in Watched Folder

Step 2: Distiller automatically creates pdf file.

Step 3: Open Acrobat. Hit Advanced | Batch Processing | Batch Sequence | Run Sequence [Open Options, Fit To Window + Page With Thumbnails, Save].

This seems to be way too many steps for a process [Watched Folder + Batch sequence] which is allegedly designed to make my life easier.

Why can't these steps be combined into an automated task at the Distiller level? Maybe a script? Or maybe as part of the distill? Why has this functionality been split to two products?

I ask you.



PDF In-Depth Free Product Trials Ubiquitous PDF

Debenu Aerialist 11

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link...

Download free demo

Debenu PDF Tools Pro

It's simple to use and will let you preview and edit PDF files, it's a Windows application that makes...

Download free demo

Two Passwords Are Better Than One: The Low-Down On PDF Security

For people who don't spend their time looking at PDF files in text editors*, PDF security is a sometimes misunderstood beast.

For example, those document restrictions that PDF files sometimes have -- no Printing, Content Copying, Page Extraction, etc -- are essentially useless unless the PDF also has a User Password.

January 09, 2014
Platinum Sponsor



Search Planet PDF
more searching options...
Planet PDF Newsletter
Most Popular Articles
Featured Product

Debenu PDF Aerialist 11

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link control. Take Acrobat to the next level.

Features

Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.