Acrobat Pro, Acrobat Pro Extended, and Acrobat 3D (version 8)
You can print a color PDF in shades of gray (also known as grayscale or composite gray). For Windows versions, you can also choose to print all non-white colors as solid black rather than in shades of gray.
Reader and Acrobat Standard
Reader and Acrobat standard do not have a black and white print option. However, many color printers provide this option in the Properties dialog box (available through the Print dialog box).
Click the Advanced button at the bottom of the Print dialog box.
From the Color menu, choose Composite Gray.
In the Print dialog box, click OK or Print.
On Windows, you can print all of the non-white colors in your PDF file as black, resulting in a simple monochrome printout. Printing as black is useful for printing PDFs that contain text only, or for printing engineering drawings that have lightly colored lines.
Select Print Color As Black. This prints colors as solid black, not in shades of gray.
Note: If the checkbox is dimmed, click the Advanced button. Make sure that Acrobat Default is selected in the Settings menu of the Advanced Print Setup dialog box.
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