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I have one document (an installation guide) that has to be printed and I
have to convert it to .pdf for the people who get it printed. I don't know
Acrobat very well because I rarely use it and the online help is so
extensive it's hard to find answers there.
The document is a Word document, about 130 pages with lots of images and if
I try to convert it to .pdf either by using the PDF button in Word or by
opening it in Acrobat, it hogs all my system resources and after 10 minutes,
I start getting memory problems and other alarming errors. I've never had
the patience to let it attempt to complete.
On the other hand, while the document is open in Word, if I print it to
"Adobe PDF" it converts it in less than a minute with no problems.
I am curious what the difference is between the various approaches. My
theory is that printing to "Adobe PDF" uses Distiller rather than the
regular PDF converter (whatever that is called). If that is true, what am I
losing using Distiller? If it is not the case, why is it working the one way
and not the other ways?