Originally Posted by Pawnmower
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.
Possibly, I was just offering one scenario. I don't pretend to know the built in scanning software and encoding for every scanner/copier on the market... and of course it could have been scanned with a scanner connected to a desktop machine. It could have been scanned as a TIFF or JPG and then converted to PDF... based on the scant data I have, there is no way to know.