QUESTION: What is Adobe Acrobat Distiller?

ANSWER: Adobe Acrobat Distiller, sometimes know as "Adobe Distiller," is a software application that lets you create PDF files from other types of files. A common use for Adobe Acrobat Distiller is creating PDF files from PostScript files. That is: if you have a PostScript file, you can use Adobe Acrobat Distiller to create a PDF version of it.

Adobe Acrobat Distiller is part of the Adobe Acrobat software package.

Adobe Acrobat Distiller is not the only software product that can create PDF files — there are other good-quality software products that make it easy to create PDF files.

Besides letting you create a PDF file from a PostScript file, Adobe Acrobat Distiller also lets you create a PDF file from within an application. For example, if you've installed Adobe Acrobat Distiller on your computer, you can create a PDF file from within virtually any application by clicking File > Print and choosing Adobe PDF from the "Printer" list.