Resolve PDFFLATTEN error that causes job to abort in Production Intelligence Output Manager

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Issue

A PDFFLATTEN error causes job to abort in Production Intelligence Output Manager.  The system.log files show the error:
W029270 VIPEXEC - Abort message: "PDF-IN - PDFFLATTEN Error: PostScript Error: Processing Range 0: Sides 1-1" for job 61249 sent to PURCRA by PDF-IN

Cause

The error was replicated with the use of MGR2.3.
The PDF in question was opened successfully by Acrobat Reader.  The filename is tagged as SECURED.  Under Security Properties of the PDF, it is defined that it has Encryption Level of 40-bit RC4. 

With this tag, and the information: "PostScript Error: Processing Range 0: Sides 1-1" from PDFFlattened, the transparency of the PDF and being SECURED are linked and causing the error.

Resolution

The error is resolved by setting PDFIN_IGNORE_TRANSPARENCY=YES in the profile.

At this time the latest release of P/I Output Manager is 2.5.7.  Using this, without disabling the capability of PDFFlatten resolves the issue.

UPDATED: October 31, 2017

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