Re: PDF distiller for automated builds

Subject: Re: PDF distiller for automated builds
From: "Mike Stockman" <mstockman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 11:01:03 -0400

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 11:42 AM, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm looking for PDF distillers that can be used in an automated build
> environment (that is, no particular end user). Acrobat's ULA pretty
> much frowns upon this use of Distiller. I know there's a Server
> version of Distiller that can be used... Are there others, either from
> Adobe or non-Adobe?

I hate to recommend something I haven't tried myself yet (there's one
bug I'm waiting for a fix on), but can be scripted from
the command line, and it produces pretty robust PDF files. I've always
thought this would be a slightly-top-heavy way to automate decent PDF

This would be the low-budget solution; you didn't say if you're
concerned about price or not. But if you (or anyone else) try this,
please let me know.


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