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be installed on the local machine (ie it can't be embedded just in the PDF
itself). Also, the users will need to have Acrobat, not just Reader.
As try 67 said, this type of operation sequence is quite common, but requires writing an automation script. Forturnately everything you need to create such a solution is out there.
Take a look at this page. On the same site you'll find a free Flatten tool.
And there are several articles at www.acrobatusers.com that cover performing the specific tasks you are interested in:
Here's one on saving a PDF from a script.
The source for PDF Scripting Info
Thanks Thom. That is exactly what I was looking for. Appreciate you taking the time to help.