How To Flatten an Acrobat Template File (1501) and Other Types of PDF Documents Apr 10, 2023 — How to flatten a PDF file and the steps you need to take before saving the process in Acrobat PRO DC/Pro X: · 1. Create a backup of your PDF file · 2. Open Acrobat PRO X, and go to Printing > Backup PDF file (or similar option) 1. First create a backup of your file. This way, if anything goes wrong you will have a backup. 2. Open Acrobat PRO X, and go to Printing > Backup (or similar option). You can save the file in your hard disk for a safekeeping. Otherwise, you will lose all the work since the file will be erased, and you could lose the original document. 1. In addition to doing this, I recommend using the Print button to flatten. 2. You can also flatten a new file, even while they are opened. How to Flatten PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC After printing, you might need to flatten the layers to make sure they are flattened perfectly before printing. I have tried the method outlined in the article to flatten a PDF in Acrobat Pro DC, but unfortunately without any luck. However, it might be worth mentioning that we might be able to flatten a PDF in Photoshop or similar program for a better result, and with some trial and error you could figure out which one is good. 1. Open the PDF file in Adobe Acrobat, and then press 'File...' on the top toolbar to bring up the file's preferences. Go to the Advanced tab, and then click on the Flatten option there. 2. You might need to adjust the opacity of your layer. In Photoshop, to select a layer, right-click the layer and then select 'Create Clipping Mask'. Do the same in Illustrator. 3. Make sure 'Exposure Mode' is set to 'Invert', and 'Color EF' is set in 'Color Scheme' mode to 'Bold'. 4. Now you should see a new layer with a selection around it with the option 'Flatten' on it. 5. Click on that new layer. 6. Set the opacity of the selected layer to 100%, and drag it around to flatten it. 7.