I'm using Full Version of Acrobat Pro DC. I have a form and filled the entries. I added comments and cross out some text. I am trying to flatten the form and comments. I tried the Preflight falttening and did not work (still selectable of comments after renaming). I tried Optimize and it says "This PDF document contains an Adobe XML form. Such files cannot be optimized". Can someone please suggest flattening method. Thank you in advance.
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No, this is irrelevant since this isn't an ordinary PDF file. It is a XFA forms file which is not conventional PDF forms objects.
So, how would you do this for a PDF file then? I can't find an option for it in Acrobat's settings, distiller, pre-flight (presuming that its purpose is to print a PDF to a PDF from Acrobat), or optimizer. Bluebeam makes flattening comments so easy that it's annoying to use Acrobat, but I still do - mostly to digitally sign documents using a digital ID certificate (per AATL). I don't want a bunch of stray, editable annotations, comments, objects, and form fields in the document. I want a flattened, clean document. An answer to that would be helpful and relevant.
In the past, I've printed PDF files to Adobe PDF. Lots of folks cringe at this notion, and I rarely do it. The result is a pretty useless PDF to some, but the printing process does indeed flatten the file. Depending on your needs, this info may be helpful.
I have a similar need. Is it just not possible to flatten a completed Adobe XML form? Using a method other than the Print to PDF?
I have the same problem, and to make it more painful, Adobe show an error that it won't allow Print to PDF.
There is a way to flatten and XFA PDF without printing, if it is a static XFA. Do you know whether or not it is a dynamic or static form?
Many thanks, Mary
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