Adobe Acrobat tool to flatten form fields & digital signatures

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I have an Adobe Acrobat tool that currently flattens a PDF and removes fillable form fields. But I am looking for a solution that will also flatten the PDF if it contains a digital signature (at the same time).

At this time, if I try to flatten a PDF that contains a digital signature, I get a warning message: Security settings or digital signatures in this file prevent flattening.

Below is attached JavaScript code (make sure to remove the .txt). I am seeking the assistance of adding code to allow the flattening of the PDF if it contains a digital signature. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time and assistance.
C--Users-rarendt.CAED-Desktop-select.TXT
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What version of Adobe Acrobat do you have?

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Acrobat 10 and 11.
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Have you taken a look here? http://www.pdfscripting.com/public/Free_Acrobat_Automation_Tools.cfm

I could not tell you off the top whether it will flatten with the signatures, which I know is a key requirement for you. But feel free to give it a shot.
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Thank you masnrock. Part of my script came from the Flatten Page Content Tool on located on the pdfscripting.com web site. I just need to add script to flatten digital signatures.
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Still checking around.... and from I'm seeing, it looks like Acrobat won't let you. However, Nuance Power PDF will (using built in feature). I'd say download a 30 day trial and test for yourself. Otherwise you may need to print the file to PDF.
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Have you tried printing to PDF? I'm not a computer right now and can't check, but that might flatten everything if the correct settings are applied.
If the default settings don't work, try rendering it when printing to PDF.
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Answered sufficiently

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