Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Adobe distiller

Posted on 2011-03-11
3
Medium Priority
?
835 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi, I have a postscript file which is converting ps tp pdf. That was working fine with Adobe 7 but it does not produce pdf with adobe distiller 8.1..It works if I open distiller exe with -f from command prompt. Is there a way to give option in the file. The file is

/prun { /mysave save def
dup = flush
RunFile
clear cleardictstack
mysave restore
} def
(//myPC/folder/file.ps) prun

Also can i specify output folder and file name in this script
0
Comment
Question by:priyanka_kothari
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
APNFSSC earned 2000 total points
ID: 35113235
Hi,

From everything I read this is due to adobe introducing some new security settings in 8.1 and above which can be disabled using the F switch as you mention above.

F Switch

Enables or restricts files that can be accessed by PostScript
operators, depending on the version of Distiller. Typically, this
switch affects file embedding. Between Distiller 8.0 and 8.1, the
sense of this switch was reversed to address security concerns.
For Acrobat Distiller 8.1 and greater, the /F switch permits the
PostScript file operators unlimited file access.
Caution: Enabling unlimited file access can pose security
problems.
For Acrobat Distiller 5.0 through 8.0, the /F switch restricts
PostScript file operators to fonts, color profiles, and other system
resources needed for normal operation.
Regardless of the /F switch, all versions of Acrobat Distiller can
access fonts, color profiles, and other system resources needed for
normal operation.
0
 

Author Comment

by:priyanka_kothari
ID: 35137838
Hi

Thanks for the information. But my question still remains same. Can I specify this /F switch somewhere in my postscript.I don't want to manually open distiller
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:APNFSSC
ID: 35142527
no you cannot that would negate the security restrictions adobe have put in.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Can Be Caused By Disabled Services I have encountered a problem viewing PDF files using Adobe Acrobat Reader.  For the longest time, PDFs might launch or might not.  Sometimes they took about 15 minutes to appear after launching them. After som…
This article explains how to perform batch conversion of PDF, TIFF, and other image file formats into PDF, PDF Searchable, and TIFF files via a command line interface, using Nuance's latest document imaging software — Power PDF Advanced.
In this video, we show how to perform Bates Numbering/Stamping of PDF documents using Power PDF Advanced, the newest product from the Document Imaging division of Nuance Communications. There are two editions of Power PDF — Standard and Advanced. Th…
Sometimes we receive PDF files that are in the wrong orientation. They may be sideways or even upside down. This most commonly happens with scanned or faxed documents. It is possible to rotate the view of these PDFs with the free Adobe Reader produc…
Suggested Courses

722 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question