This is astonishing. Manafort attempted to edit a PDF document to inflate his income to qualify for a loan, but couldn’t figure out how to convert it into Word (which would allow you to make changes). Yet, in defense of Manafort, not many people do. So… f*** you Adobe!
Manafort apparently was unable to perform the document conversion himself, and unable to figure out how to edit the PDF directly with the mystic toolset known as Adobe Acrobat. So the trail he created by telling Gates over email to handle the task helped the Mueller investigation unearth the fraud and build a case against the duo.