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Acrobat

A computer program that converts any document into the form it would look like if it were printed. Sometimes these documents can be edited in Acrobat, but not always. It preserves all colors and formatting the document had in other programs.
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Network publishing company Adobe Systems Inc has revealed the launch date for its Adobe Acrobat Distiller Server 5.0 software for Adobe PostScript to Adobe Portable Document Format file conversion.
The Adobe Acrobat Distiller Server on Linux, Sun SPARC Solaris and Windows(R) NT(R) will provide users with a flexible, automated mechanism for creating Adobe PDF documents.
PDF input flows to the RIP's page store, while Postscript input is directed to a "normalizer" -- an Acrobat Distiller module for Supra that converts the input to PDE At the other end of the RIPs, the "assembler" puts pages into proper edition sequence or feeds them directly to a digital press.