SaveAs uses hidden job settings that differ from the standard
Distiller job settings and for many people don't work as well -- it
just tends to be more problematic to produce consistent results.  How
well it works varies a lot depending on your FM and Acrobat versions,
and whether you use the limited Distiller instance shipped with Frame
or the full version.

Saving as a PS file and then distilling keeps the entire production
inside Acrobat itself where it's more easily controlled -- there are
no hidden settings.

That said, there's no reason to do a two-step PS-then-distill process
when you can just Print to the Adobe PDF printer instance, which
produces the PS file and distills it in one step.

Art Campbell
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On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 9:29 AM,  <karyn.smith at> wrote:
> What are the advantages/disadvantages of making a PS file and distilling it
> to a PDF vs the "Save as PDF" option? Thanks.
> Karyn R Smith
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