Printing adobe document flattening

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When sending an adobe reader document to a printer it sits on flattening and shows a percentage bar it takes a very long time.Is there a way to avoid flattening or what does it actually do?
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Print the file as an image.
If you’re in a hurry and want to print a simple document (such as a letter, a form, or a calendar), print it as an image. For more information, see PDF printing quick fix: Print as image | Acrobat, Reader (cpsid_87345).

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The document is about 36 pages but is in excess of 300 meg i think this is down to layering but can i remove it? evene printing to image still is extrememly slow
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sure you should be able to remove it. Just cancel printing

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I meant removing the layering not the print job : )
Try this - http://forums.adobe.com/message/3098942

Save your PDF as PDF1.3 (Acrobat 4) and it will be flattened upon saving. You might even consider using PDFX-1a which is a press-ready flattened PDF format.

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i no longer have access to system to try this
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