I am about to send a painstakingly formatted LaTeX PDF to a system that will add a watermark and an unpleasing, entirely superfluous attempt to include automatically line numbers in the left page margin (completely disregarding the actual lines in the process, and the fact that there is already nice line numbering).
The result looks somewhat like the following (actually worse, but I did not have the heart to reproduce the full, colored, effect):
My question is this: How might I prevent, or at least cover, the line numbers? I guess I will have to live with the watermark, lest somebody important ask questions, but I find the automatically generated line numbers offensive, and would like spare myself and my readers.
Could you give me a hint as to how to achieve this? Any, even rough, ideas are much appreciated — I'll gladly report back whether your approaches were successful. Thank you so much!