Why not use a script in that version as well? It's the easiest and fastest way.
I'm adding it back in to give it a try and see what happens. Thanks!
Can someone expand on this script? We are moving to DC in March and I know this is going to come up so want to be prepared. Is there a way to do it in DC?
The script is this:
It works in Acrobat DC.
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You can also use an existing Preflight fix-up "Flatten annotations and form fields".
1. Go to Print Production app.
2. Click on Preflight option from Right panel.
3. Search for the fixup "Flatten annotations and form fields".
4. Run the profile by pressing "Analyze and fix" button.
Best flattening tool out there is UVSAR's selective flattener. It's a Creative Commons Share-alike license, so free to use and install, and it's an open source JS file: UVSAR : Selective Flattener tool for Adobe Acrobat 8, 9 and X
Places a menu item in the Edit menu called "Flatten" - WAY WAY WAY faster than any of the built-in options.
Alternatively, Foxit Phantom PDF has a nice implementation of Flatten, but they haven't implemented the full Adobe standard yet, so it may not be the best option if you need to do things like use digital signatures and/or view 3D PDFs.
Excellent suggestion, parkanian. This is the fastest way and most natural flattener.