Are you submitting the file from Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader, or something else?
thanks for your prompt response.
I am using PDF expert to send the file since that's the app our company use
I don't think it can flatten pages. You can set the fields as read-only, most likely.
its a fillable form and i would like to find a way to send it via the submit option on my ipad.
You can submit by email by simply setting the submit address to an email.
But flattening cannot be done.