All: I have scoured the internet, adobe forums and racked the brains of my fellow men and, yet, am unable to find a solution to "flatten", "squash" "completely and forever more", a simple pdf file. (Well, let's take making them a .png or .jpg, etc. out of the equation) Every thing I've tried to this point still allows editing (and finding things I've hidden under objects) when pulled back into Illustrator CS2. I feel like there HAS to be a solution, with "clear" graphics as a result, but I can't seem to find the solution. Does anyone know of a way?