How to Flatten a Fillable PDF file


How to Flatten a Fillable PDF file

Faxing a PDF is the norm. Not all PDF's are created the same however.
Some PDF's are just flat files you have print out, fill out by hand and then re-scan (A hassle for sure!).

Then there are some PDF's that are "Fillable". FIllable means that they have blocks on the actual digital document where you can type in your responses and have a clean neat document to send back to whoever you need to. You can also fax the document via our HIPAA Compliant Cloud Fax service.

The problem is that when you go to fax it or email it the text you entered is not in the final document. This can be fustrating to say the least. Now you will have to retype it all over again.

Flatten your PDF document.

So you have your document all filled out. Now you need to save it and "Flatten" the document. If you have a recent copy of Acrobat you probably already have the document open. You may not have acrobat reader or don't want to install it. There are other options for you. Granted it may be less secure but we'll show you a few ways to flatten the document for faxing or emailing.

Flatten your PDF with Adobe Acrobat

Flatten a PDF with Google Chrome

This may not be HIPAA compliant. Ask first.

Note: Your document is flattened but it is not encrypted. Email is inherently insecure. If you are concerned with securely tranmitting data fax is a tried-and-true technology that gives you peace of mind.

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