An Adobe Acrobat plug-in that performs the following functions:
Many courts and legal organisations use Flattener to maintain the integrity of legal documents. This may be as simple as the electronic signature of a Judge to the maintaining of comments without the risk of them being modified at a later stage.
Flattener also allows extraneous interactive elements, such as bookmarks and movies, plus any unwanted mark-up, to be removed from your PDF files. It can also be used to flatten remaining mark-up and interactive elements into your document. This can have a significant impact on the size of your PDF file.
Not only are your documents smaller, but by flattening mark-up into your PDF documents, you can also ensure that mark-up is always available for viewing (and printing) even from PDA's and third party viewers.
And new enhancements added to V1.6 of Flattener ensure that the original content of a PDF file is never hidden by the flattened mark-up. (This is because the new version of Flattener allows you to flatten mark-up to a separate layer.)
Of course, once mark-up and form data have been flattened into the main document content, they can't be changed. and by flattening mark-up to a separate layer you have the extra peace of mind of knowing who added what and when to your document.
All mark-up, interactive elements and form data can be removed from a PDF file. All mark-up and forms can be flattened into a PDF file and most interactive elements, with the exception of bookmarks, articles, embedded thumbnails and links can all be flattened into PDF files.
A tryout version of the product is available.