Tom is right, the Scriptures are not in PDF format.
Um, I think we are talking past each other here. Not that it matters too much to me any more, now that I've figured out what's going on, but trying one more time:
Actually I was right (hope that doesn't sound prideful), the scriptures ARE in PDF format. Down at the Printing Division! Does that make sense? That's a simplification; actually they're in a format so trivially simple to convert to PDF that for all practical purposes you can consider them already being in PDF. From my conversation with Ron, it sounded like the Church uses Quark, specifically, if anyone is insatiably curious. All they'd have to do is press the magic button, so to speak, and poof! the PDF files would be created.
The problem is....
The problem is that the files you want the big huge printing press to read and the file you want the guy to read on his computer screen in Acrobat Reader are not necessarily exactly the same. Notably, the printing press file (which is what they have, right now, in Quark) has little tick marks to help in the assembly and binding of the books. Big deal, you say? Why not release them anyway? Well, it just wouldn't look professional, and the scriptures are, I don't even need to say, extremely holy and sacred to us, so Printing wants them to look professional when they put them up, not raw from the cutting-room floor.