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Distiller, enabling file functionality

Community Beginner ,
Jul 13, 2020 Jul 13, 2020

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Original PostScript, which includes to level 3, had functions file and writestring. These could open a file for output, and to it write strings. From Acrobat ≈8.1 these were by default disabled, for understandable security reasons.

The internets hint that such file functionality can be re-enabled, but without details that work on my OS. Please, how can this functionality be re-enabled?

 

On macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, I have access to
• Adobe Distiller XI Pro 11.0.23 (01/11/2017); and to
• Adobe Distiller Professional 8.3.1 (30/08/2011).

 

Enabling it in either would suffice; former preferred; both even better. Indeed, it could be of broader use to give a full listing encompassing other versions and other OSs. 

 

Thank you.

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Create PDFs, How to

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Jul 18, 2020 Jul 18, 2020

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Jul 21, 2020 Jul 21, 2020

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Slight progress.

 

Adobe Distiller Professional 8.3.1: in /Users/…/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.distiller8.plist set AllowPSFileOps to true. Which works.

 

Adobe Distiller XI Pro 11.0.23: setting the same in com.adobe.distiller11.plist (same folder) does not work. On opening Adobe Distiller XI Pro 11, it not only ignores AllowPSFileOps, it resets it back to false. 😞

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Mar 25, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

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