Flattening interactive PDF documents

You can use the Output service to transform an interactive PDF document (for example, a form) to a non-interactive PDF document. An interactive PDF document lets users enter or modify data located in the PDF document fields. The process of transforming an interactive PDF document to a non-interactive PDF document is called flattening. When a PDF document is flattened, a user cannot modify the data located in the document’s fields. One reason to flatten a PDF document is to ensure that data cannot be modified.

You can flatten the following types of PDF documents:

  • Interactive PDF documents created in Designer (that contain XFA streams).

  • Acrobat PDF forms

If you attempt to flatten a non-interactive PDF document, an exception occurs.

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