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By Jay Goodison

16th February 2022

Remove or Flatten PDF Document Annotations with Power Automate

We’ve had several support queries over the past few months asking whether we provide a solution for removing annotations from a PDF Document, and we do but it perhaps not an obvious action which provides this capability!

Reference: Compress PDF

The ‘Compress PDF‘ action provides several configuration options covering image quality and resolution, object removal, field flattening, etc. and it also provides the following two options for annotations:

  • Flatten Annotations: Flatten all annotations contained within the PDF document.
  • Delete Annotations: Delete all annotations contained within the PDF document.

These configuration options will allow you either ‘burn’ the annotations into the document (Flattening) or to delete the annotations, perfect!

The following post provides a good example for creating a Flow to ‘Compress PDF‘ documents: Compress PDF Documents in Power Automate

Additionally please refer to the following short video tutorial outlining the changes applied to a PDF document when using the ‘Flatten Annotations‘ and ‘Delete Annotations‘ configuration options.

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