We are an architectural firm and we receive drawings from consultants as PDF's that are digitally signed. In order to combine all of our drawings into a single PDF, we currently send the PDF's to a printer, have them printed, and scan them as new PDF's. This process reduces the clarity of the PDF and re-printing the scanned PDF's reduces the clarity even further. Is there a way to "flatten" or otherwise convert the digitally signed PDF's so we can combine them into a single multi-page PDF? Making a portfolio is not an option. We need an actual multi-page PDF for a variety of reasons. This problem is actually preventing our office from using digital signatures so any help would be greatly appreciated.
You can't. There was a discussion on this Forum a few months ago on this subject. Look it up for more info.