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Certified Documents are Un-Combinable?

Community Beginner ,
Oct 22, 2014 Oct 22, 2014

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We obtain Electronic Signatures from Doctors for the purpose of sending them in a combined PDF to the State Medicaid.  However these "Certified" PDFs uncombinable.

We're using Adobe Acrobat to combine these files and the specific error we receive is, "Certified documents cannot be merged.".

These PDFs can still be secure and combinable.  It indicates that this document cannot be modified and would not like not modify it, but would like to combine it into a larger PDF file.

Right now, we are by default internet explorer Acrobat Preferences to not open PDFs in Browser and then saving them as TIFFs and merging those.

Any work-around to ensure that the PDF signature attributes remain intact when needing to combine these documents?

Thanks

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Adobe Employee , Oct 29, 2014 Oct 29, 2014

Signed Echosign documents are both security password protected as well as certified with the aim to prevent editing of the signed pdf. Combining documents is considered editing in this permission set.

If you were able to combine signed documents, the signature on the original document would then be extended  to the combined document.

My advise would be to make the other documents you use to combine with the signed document, part of the original agreement is applicable,

echosign allows you to upload

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 29, 2014 Oct 29, 2014

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Signed Echosign documents are both security password protected as well as certified with the aim to prevent editing of the signed pdf. Combining documents is considered editing in this permission set.

If you were able to combine signed documents, the signature on the original document would then be extended  to the combined document.

My advise would be to make the other documents you use to combine with the signed document, part of the original agreement is applicable,

echosign allows you to upload mutliple documents into a single transaction, Echosign will combine the individual documents for you.

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New Here ,
May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022

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I tried to send out the original document however, I got a pop-up saying the original was too large to be sent out? How do you overcome this issue?

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New Here ,
Aug 22, 2023 Aug 22, 2023

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Hi, I need to combined the signed document and the audit trail pfd but came up with the message "Please enter Permission Password". The pdf was not password protected and I'm trying to merged the signed document and audit trial signature document together with no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks

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Advisor ,
Aug 23, 2023 Aug 23, 2023

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You can combine them, but only as a PDF Portfolio.

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New Here ,
Aug 23, 2023 Aug 23, 2023

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thank you so much  - its not what I wanted but its a work around for now. appreciate your help. 

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 23, 2014 Dec 23, 2014

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Aw dang; ok well I certainly appreciate your response, but we get multiple documents from multiple doctors across the state, at different intervals & frequencies with different documents.  We eventually combine these into one large PDF for uploading them to the state; and unfortunately, certified documents will not combine.

Again, I thank you for your time!

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Sep 07, 2018 Sep 07, 2018

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Yes this is a terrible problem.  I have the same issue digital signing certified pdfs, then later needing to combine them into a larger drawing set from the different disciplines.  There has to be a better way!  If adobe gave a certified, but combine-able option that would be idea.

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Mar 07, 2022 Mar 07, 2022

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Use "portfolio" option. It creates a pdf containing your pdf documents

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Aug 24, 2023 Aug 24, 2023

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Merging files with portfolio option is the solution.
If you create "photocopies" (image to be transformed or directily a pdf) with some programs like edocprinter,  or even with Acrobat, they don't contain a certificate/sign and can't be validated. Thay can be altered.

Some programs "flatten" certifcate-based signatures: imagine an old document signed and sealed with wax. When you photocopy that document, you flatten the sealing wax and that document is a mere copy. Clip or staple those paper documents and you obtain an analogue equivalent of merging electronic documents without certificates.

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