I may need to skip the "print, sign and scan" part and get a signed file but without editable or selectable content (copy/paste not allowed). Essentially "simulate" the scanning of it. Any advice?
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Let me move this to the Acrobat forum for you, which is the appropriate forum for your question.
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Just a thought, you can lock it in Acrobat pro click the Protection tab in the right side tool at, then click Restrict Editing.
Export the pages as TIFF files and combine the TIFF in a new PDF file.
Another method is to place your pdf into InDesign and place a scan of your signature on top (set to multiply), then export the InDesign file as an image (jpeg), open the jpeg in Acrobat and save as a pdf.