Choose export to PDF or export to PNG. How to Flatten a PDF with OS X (OS X 10.7 and later included) How to Flatten a PDF in Mac Preview (Including Comments) Feb 20, 2023 — In OS X 11 and later, simply drag and drop the .docx, .pdf, or .xlsx file to Preview, and when Preview opens, the file will be available in any file explorer, not just the current working one. This method works for any .docx, .pdf, or .xlsx. You can also do this on Windows, as well, but since Preview can open all files without having to open the file system, it will not show the files in the Explorer. How to Easily Flatten PDF on Mac (OS X 11, Mavericks Included) May 29, 2023 — After you export a PDF from the Web or from Microsoft Office, you can flatten the PDF file with Preview. You'll find this option under the main View menu (or press Cmd-V). Click the flatten PDF button. This will flatten the whole PDF. You can use the “Save as PNG” option to flatten a part of the PDF to PNG. You can also flatten all the PDF and save it to a PNG, this is great if you want to work with a lot of documents and don't want to download the whole PDF. This will flatten the page into a single page. If you want a single page with everything cut out, you can just flatten the HTML and the headings and body text will still appear in the page. How to Flatten a PDF and Export it (in addition to PNG or JPEG, etc.) May 21, 2023 — You can flatten a PDF file using Preview and save as one of the four formats mentioned above. To flatten the PDF in Preview and export as one of the four formats, follow these steps (thanks to a comment by davidschaw, who found this trick in the comments): Open the PDF you want to convert in Preview, and choose File > Print. Open the preview file, and click Print. You'll see a PDF message with the file name, which should match the page number in Preview.