"flatten" a copy of a PDF

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Oct 22, 2018

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In the previous version of the Adobe Acrobat app, on my iPad, I was able to "flatten" a PDF so that it became a read only file that could be sent to one of my customers. It would make it to where the fillable fields could not be altered once they received the file. Is this no longer allowed? It was very convenient and is now causing issues for our company. What can be done?

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 24, 2018

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Hi Forward4130,

The "Share Flatten Copy" option is no longer available via Share in Acrobat 18.09.13 or later.

However, there is a way to generate a flattened copy in Acrobat.  Please take a look at this forum document.

How to share a flattened copy of a PDF document

Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 15, 2018

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Hi Forward4130​,

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

This release offers the flattening option in Acrobat's Settings > Preferences.

The forum FAQ document has been updated with the details about the new preference.

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?

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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