Trouble flattening a document

New Here ,
Feb 18, 2020 Feb 18, 2020

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I am trying to flatten a document. I am clicking on Print Production, and then Flattener Preview. The flattener Preview box opens up. I check to flatten all pages. Then an error box pops up that says "Flattening was not completed. The file was not changed."  I have done this many times before and never gotten this error. I have restarted the computer and made sure my version is updated- I have adobe cloud acrobat Pro DC. Can you help please?

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Jul 29, 2022 Jul 29, 2022

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Did you ever find an answer to this? Mine has just started doing this today. I've tried tweaking some settings to see if any of them is causing the problem but cannot figure it out.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 30, 2022 Jul 30, 2022

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It helps if the question is posted to the right forum... This is not about Adobe Reader, but about Adobe Acrobat.

Also, it will help to know more details, such as the exact version of the application and OS, does it happen with all files or just some, etc.

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Jul 30, 2022 Jul 30, 2022

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@try67 wrote:

It helps if the question is posted to the right forum... This is not about Adobe Reader, but about Adobe Acrobat.

 

I've moved this post from Acrobat Reader to Acrobat.

 

Jane

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Jul 31, 2022 Jul 31, 2022

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Is this happening with just one PDF in particular or every PDF ?

 

It is possible that the PDF may have security restrictions, or maybe restricted font types, for example.

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Aug 01, 2022 Aug 01, 2022

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@tech_crazy_teacher wrote:

I am trying to flatten a document. I am clicking on Print Production, and then Flattener Preview.


 

Can you save to Acrobat 4? Acrobat 4 was the last version that did not support transparency.

 

I have to ask, though, why do you need to flattened transparency?

 

Jane

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