Flatten Comments... under Comments menu flattens the annotations in case you want to make it impossible to change them.
This is a one way operation and cannot be reversed, so save a copy prior to doing this if you still wish to have your annotations editable yourself.
Flattening comments removes click-able hyperlinks, and flattens fill-able PDF form fields to selectable text.
Pages Range. Allows you to select the page(s) with the comments for flattening.
•All. All pages with the comments will be flattened.
•Selected Pages. Only selected pages will be flattened.
•Current Page. Only the current page with the comments will be flattened.
•Pages. Individual pages are indicated by their numbers beginning with 1. Sequential page ranges may appear as hyphenated inclusive ranges, viz. 2-5 will select pages 2, 3, 4, and 5.Multiple page ranges may be specified, separated from one another by commas.
•Subset. This works in conjunction with the other Pages Range to select groups based on order within the document. Valid values are:
oAll Pages. All of the specified pages with the comments will be flattened.
oOdd Pages Only. Within the specified Pages Range only odd-numbered pages will be flattened: 1, 3, 5, etc.
oEven Pages Only. Within the specified Pages Range only even-numbered pages will be flattened: 2, 4, 6, etc.
Options. Valid options are:
•Non-Printable. Defines a certain action for non-printable comments.
oFlatten. Non-Printable comments will be flattened.
oLeft As Is. Non-Printable comments will be left as they are.
oRemove. Non-Printable comments will be removed.
•Form Fields. Defines a certain action for form fields.
oFlatten. Form fields will be flattened.
oLeft As Is. Form fields will be left as they are.
oRemove. Form fields will be removed.