Thread: Easiest way to flatten PDFs?
06-11-2012, 03:25 PM #1
Easiest way to flatten PDFs?
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- Jun 11, 2012
I frequently insert my signature into Word documents and then distribute them as PDFs. On the PC side, I would print them to a simple PDF driver (not the expensive Acrobat driver), which would create a flattened PDF of the document. The PDF option built into OSX is great, but it doesn't flatten the PDF. That is, my signature remains as a separate graphic that anyone can highlight and copy.
I haven't been able to find a simple way on a Mac to create a flattened PDF in which the layers are un-extractable. I've read a number of complicated java script ideas--over my head.
Ironically, a number of apps on the iPad do this quite easily. So for now, I have to take the cumbersome steps of sending the file to my iPad, where I can easily flatten it.
Does anyone know of a simple (and cheap) solution for OSX?
06-11-2012, 03:53 PM #2
09-11-2012, 03:14 PM #3
Flatten PDFs - the easy and free way
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