In this tutorial we will be using Adobe®
Acrobat® Distiller® to
output the file as a PDF document. It is not necessary
to use Distiller to create a PDF. We will be using the
File > Print command to output the file. In
the screen shots below, the circled areas are where
the defaults will be changed.
1. Start by launching Distiller. In this case we will
be using version 4.0. It comes with several preset job
options. You can use one of them as a basis for creating
your own custom job options. Choose "ScreenOptimized"
from the pulldown.
2. Click Settings > Job Options.
3. There are five tabs in the dialog. In the "General"
tab, use the defaults.
4. Also use the defaults in the "Compression"
5. In the "Fonts" tab I like to choose "Embed
All Fonts" and "Subset All Embedded Fonts
Below" - 100%. This will ensure that no fonts will
be missing from the PDF file and by subsetting everything
the file will be as small as possible. Only the actual
characters used in the document will be embedded and
6. In the "Color" tab check the box to "Leave
Color Unchanged". I do this to prevent colors from
being translated to RGB in a CMYK job.