I've been pulling my hair out over this for some time now. Here's the problem.... 1. I generate a postscript file (.ps) using quark's new export to pdf function. 2. I turn off all image compression and maintain "original resolution" for all images. Fonts are embedded. 3. I render this .ps with acrobat distiller using a "Press Quality" setting. 4. The resulting pdf is BIGGER in size, than the original .ps file!!!?!?!? This should not be happening, distiller should be compressing the file smaller than the original postscript.... 5. If I use "Smallest File" setting, there are still problems (eg a 17Mb .ps file is rendered at 15.1Mb, not very small at all). I'm baffled by this, any help much appreciated. BTW: I tried the acrobat 6.0.1 updater, but all that did was crash my computer. Running G4 1.4Ghz DP, 1.4Ghz RAM.