Flatten .pdf in iOS Reader

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Oct 17, 2018

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Using my iPhone I used to be able to use the Adobe  Acrobat app and flatten a .pdf before I would save or send it. I have noticed that there is no longer an option. When I would export the .pdf, I used to get the options, "Share original/flattened copy" but I am no longer asked the question. I purchased the export option for the year but it only converts .pdfs to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and RTF. None of those options interest me. I just want to be able to flatten the .pdf before I email or text it so it cannot be pulled apart by the person I send it to.

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Adobe Employee , Dec 15, 2018
MobileDeveloperCK Adobe Employee , Dec 15, 2018
Hi Flynac​,We just released Acrobat Reader 18.12.00 to the App Store on December 14, 2018.This release contains the flattening capability 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 Thank you for your feedback.

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New Here ,
Oct 17, 2018

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To help explain what I was referencing, Adobe has a webpage showing how it used to work:

Acrobat Reader Help for iOS: Emailing and printing

You can see under the ”Sharing a PDF” section in the link what I was referring to.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 31, 2018

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Hi Flynac,

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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Nov 06, 2018

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Hi Meenakshi,

I had the chance to try it out and it worked perfectly.

Thank you so much for your help,

Richard

PS Too bad they cannot just put the option back to flatten.

Sent from my iPhone X

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 12, 2018

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Glad to know it worked for you.

You may share your suggestion/feedback on this with the team over here Adobe Acrobat for iPhone and iPad - Feature Request/Bug Report Form.

Let us know if you need any help.

Regards,

Meenakshi

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi Flynac​,

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

This release contains the flattening capability 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

Thank you for your feedback.

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