Originally Posted by AustinChief
Random dude grabs original, walks to copier, loads safety paper in feeder, places original on platen, copies to the safety paper and then stamps and signs it... then replaces original with new signed one on platen, hits big button for SCAN to email (or folder)... and done, he has the pdf to forward to the White House. That's a pretty standard procedure in any office or government environment.
I do not believe that is what happened here. If that is the case, why would the layers be as they are in the PDF?
There is at least a step missing in your description.
after the document was scanned to pdf, it was CLEARLY altered by some sort of software (built in to the scanning utilities or 3rd party), after being scanned and prior to being posted on the website. ('optimizd, archived.....modified...etc....something happened to it)
To act like this was a simple 'scan directly to pdf and email' is not true, as I understand it.