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I find a major problem with adobe reader on my mac...there is no option to print in grayscale or black/white. Does anyone know a way to print pdf files without color?
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When you go to print is there a blue triangle button next to the printer name? Click on it and it'll open up a whole slew of options.
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no there isn't...probably there is no way to print black and white on adobe reader? i read the help page with printing on their site...under the heading
"mac and pc tips for printing" or something like that...they only showed how to print black and white on a pc....suggesting that it's only for pc version of adobe reader?
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haha i can't believe no one can answer why i can't print .pdf files in black and white on my mac...seems like a big problem
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What version Adobe Reader do you have and what Mac OS do you have?
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You can use ColorSync Utility (oddly enough in Utilities)

Drag a PDF over it and it will open in ColorSync Utility

At the bottom is a filter menu , choose Gray Tone and hit Apply, you now have a grayscale PDF

You can Save as if you do not want to overwrite the color version
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Or just right click .pdf and choose open with ColorSync Untility
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To print Gray Scale, do the following.
1. Select Print from the File Pull down Menu.
2. In the Print Window, Select "Printer..."
3. Select the Triangle to expand the Window (The triangle is next to the
printer name)
4. Click On "layout" pull down menu and select "Printer Features"
5. Under "Feature Sets" Select "Toner"
6. Where it says "Color/Black and White", click on "Automatic" and Select
"Black and White"
7. Click Print
8. Click OK
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Originally Posted by rikgoon View Post
To print Gray Scale, do the following.
1. Select Print from the File Pull down Menu.
2. In the Print Window, Select "Printer..."
3. Select the Triangle to expand the Window (The triangle is next to the
printer name)
4. Click On "layout" pull down menu and select "Printer Features"
5. Under "Feature Sets" Select "Toner"
6. Where it says "Color/Black and White", click on "Automatic" and Select
"Black and White"
7. Click Print
8. Click OK
This, or VERY close to this. The color/greyscale option is a function of the print driver, not the application.

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Originally Posted by rikgoon
To print Gray Scale, do the following.
1. Select Print from the File Pull down Menu.
2. In the Print Window, Select "Printer..."
3. Select the Triangle to expand the Window (The triangle is next to the
printer name)
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revised, and worked on mine
4. Click On "layout" pull down menu and select "graphics"
5 Colour mode, choose grey scale.

There you go ^^
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How it worked for me:
Click on Print icon or File-Print.
On the bottom of the Print box, lower left, click on "Printer..."
Print Setup dialog box pops up with a "Do you want to continue?" Yes/No option. Click YES.
In Print Box, click on Layout.
Click on Quality & Media.
Check the Grayscale Printing box near the bottom of the print box.
Click on Print.

I have just learned that in the Mac's Print box under the printer name, it says, "Presets: Default Settings". If I change the printing to Grayscale, as above, I can "Save Current Settings as Preset...". I then named the preset "GRAYSCALE".
Then the next time I print, when I see the Mac Print Box, all I have to do is click on DEFAULT SETTINGS, and under that, GRAYSCALE. 'Saves a few steps.
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Awesome Bsieffer! This worked out well. Thank you.
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