Did the "flattened copy" feature disappear?

Community Beginner ,
Oct 11, 2018 Oct 11, 2018

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I noticed the "flattened copy" feature disappeared in the newer interface. Am I looking in the wrong place?

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Adobe Employee , Dec 15, 2018 Dec 15, 2018
Hi christinac61370374​,We just released Acrobat Reader 18.12.00 to the App Store on December 14, 2018.This release contains the flattening option that was restored due to popular demand.Please see the updated forum FAQ document for more details.How to share a flattened copy of a PDF document Would you please update to 18.12.00 and let us know if it works for you?Thank you for your patience.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 11, 2018 Oct 11, 2018

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I have never seen Reader have "flatten" feature. Acrobat Standard and Acrobat Professional can flatten PDFs using JavaScript or a user written and user installed tool or menu option to perform the task. Acrobat Professional can use the Pre-Flight tool to flatten PDFs.

UVSAR : Selective Flattener tool for Adobe Acrobat 8, 9 and X

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Oct 15, 2018 Oct 15, 2018

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I should have clarified that I am asking about the Adobe Reader App for iPad. A key element to what I need is the "flattened copy" feature, and with the update I can't seem to find the button under "share."

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 31, 2018 Oct 31, 2018

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Hi Christinac,

Sorry for the delay in response.

After the recent update, Adobe Acrobat Reader no longer offers the flattened copy option when sharing the PDF.

However, there is a workaround that you can use to share the flattened copy of the PDF.

Please refer the steps provided here How to share a flattened copy of a PDF document.

Check if that helps.

Let us know if you have any questions or need help.

Regards,

Meenakshi

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What is your operating system?

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iOS, I should have clarified that I am asking about the Adobe Reader App for iPad. A key element to what I need is the "flattened copy" feature, and with the update I can't seem to find the button under "share."

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May be that this feature was removed.

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 15, 2018 Dec 15, 2018

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Hi christinac61370374​,

We just released Acrobat Reader 18.12.00 to the App Store on December 14, 2018.

This release contains the flattening option that was restored due to popular demand.

Please see the updated forum FAQ document for more details.

How to share a flattened copy of a PDF document

Would you please update to 18.12.00 and let us know if it works for you?

Thank you for your patience.

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Yes! This works beautifully. Thank you for bringing this back!

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