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Windows 7: Printing to PDF in Black & White?

11 Jan 2015   #1
Mr Davo

Windows 7 (XP, by Virtualization)
 
 
Printing to PDF in Black & White?

Hi Everyone,

I am looking for the ability to print to PDF (file) in Black & White - even when the original document that I am printing / saving is actually in colour.

I have installed FREE PDF Printer; however there doesn't appear to be any setting for printing to file in Black & White.

If anybody knows how to do this can you please share?

Kind Regards,

Davo


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11 Jan 2015   #2
joeandmarg0

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Greyscale is the normal method for printing documents,black and white is for photographic work and best left alone anyway.
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12 Jan 2015   #3
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

heres a tutorial from Adobe : Print in black and white | Acrobat, Reader hope it helps.

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12 Jan 2015   #4
Mr Davo

Windows 7 (XP, by Virtualization)
 
 

Hi ShoTTaS,

Thanks for your response. However I would prefer not to have to pay for Acrobat Pro in order to reach my desired outcome.

Kind Regards,

Davo
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12 Jan 2015   #5
margrave

Size 12
 
 

Doesn't your printer have a b/w setting? When you print, don't you get a dialog box that allows you to change the printer settings ... portrait/landscape, paper size, b-w/color, etc. etc. ?
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12 Jan 2015   #6
gini

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
 

My method for printing pdf files (or any document type) is to select the desired options for the specific printer to be used. Click the Properties button to the right of the selected printer, and from there you can elect to print in black and white, greyscale, etc. The choices/tabs you see will likely vary with the printer chosen. Hope this helps!
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12 Jan 2015   #7
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gini View Post
My method for printing pdf files (or any document type) is to select the desired options for the specific printer to be used. Click the Properties button to the right of the selected printer, and from there you can elect to print in black and white, greyscale, etc. The choices/tabs you see will likely vary with the printer chosen. Hope this helps!
you can use her method too,
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12 Jan 2015   #8
Mr Davo

Windows 7 (XP, by Virtualization)
 
 

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for your responses; however I think that there is a fundamental misunderstanding of what I would like to do.

I am not interested in printing a paper document. Instead I am interested in 'printing to file' or essentially saving a document as a PDF. This can be achieved with a free 'PDF Printer' (or program that saves documents as PDFs - and usually operates through the standard print dialogue). A good example, and one that I use regularly is called BullZip.

The specific challenge I am having is 'printing to file' (or saving to PDF) in black & white. I am aware that Acrobat Professional has a setting for this functionality, however I do not want to purchase Acrobat Pro just to do this (seemingly) small task.

Kind Regards,

Davo
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13 Jan 2015   #9
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

bullzip pdf printer still has the function to print your file into black and white option. i just downloaded and installed your bullzip, and tried printing to file some of my documents, and it works
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13 Jan 2015   #10
Mr Davo

Windows 7 (XP, by Virtualization)
 
 

Thanks. I just double checked and can see that you are right. I was making the mistake of clicking on print before clicking on 'Properties'. When clicking on print in Bullzip many options are presented, and I couldn't see print in 'Black & White' in any of the options presented by the software. I just needed to take one step back, to take two steps forward.
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