Safe to delete Acrobat Distiller?

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  1. johannnn macrumors 6502a

    johannnn

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    So in my 'Adobe Acrobat X Pro' folder I have this app called 'Acrobat Distiller'. Google says that its used when you work with postscripts files and want to convert them to pdf. Does anyone know if Distiller is used for something else?

    I only work with pdf files, so I was wondering if it was safe to delete Distiller. And if I delete it, does anyone know if I will have problems when there is an update for Acrobat, maybe it will complain about missing files?

    Thanks
     
  2. ReggaeFire macrumors 6502

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    Distiller is the engine that makes PDFs, even if you don't think you need it, I'd keep it. If your disk space is restricted enough that you're looking to cripple the programs you've bought, it may be time to invest in a new hard drive!
     
  3. johannnn thread starter macrumors 6502a

    johannnn

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    I try to cripple everything that is unneeded. But if Distiller is more important than I though I'll keep it.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Without Distiller, you paid a hellavu lot of money for Adobe Reader:rolleyes:
     

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