Flattening PDF Document

01/23/2015

 

All PDF documents created using a fillable form must be locked or "flatten" before filing the document in the CM/ECF system.   
 

Flattening prevents other users from manipulating or editing a PDF document and ensures all document contents can be viewed on any device.

 

Instructions

 

     Step

            Screen

 

     Select File > Print (as if you are going to print the document)

 

             

 

 

a.

 

  Printer: Select Adobe PDF

            
            
 

b.

  Comments & Forms: Select Document and Markups

c.

  Orientation: Select Portrait

d.

  Click Print

 

a.

 

  Navigate to the appropriate location to save the "Flattened" document

            
          
 

 

b.

 

  Specify the name of the file in the File Name Field.

c.

  Click Save