How to turn of this blue grid and picture background?? pdf file in this link:
I need to print, but with all this color it would be a huge blow for my toner!
p.s. I have adobe acrobat x pro...
my mistake. are there any MODs that can move my post, or should i open new one?
tools and edit object doesn't help me here! because it can't select whole grid. it only select one dot!! i don't know why is that so...
If you save it as a Word file, you can open the Word file and delete the background all as one piece. That would at least give you the text, but you may lose arrows and other graphic elements and you will have to watch for white text dropping out.
The grid isn't a separate optional extra, it is part of the graphics of the file. In fact, it is many thousands of separate graphics. I don't think there is any realistic prospect that you could remove all of them, and only them. (Even if you did, you'd have other problems - how would you see the white text?)
You could do it with Preflight, but the more fundamental question is whose file is this? Did the author apply that pattern to prevent people from printing/copying the stuff beneath it, and do you have his/her permission to alter the document? These forums will never help people engage in copyright infringement.
these pdf files are made from one or more huge books, to make learning little easier for us students... on one college subject from c.ing.
as you can see here - http://www.grad.hr/mostovi/ma1.html - there are more of them. and they are here so that we can learn from them.
they are made for visual purpose, all these difrent colors, when having lecturers in classroom on projector.
yes, i can print them as they are now, but, as i said... because of toner and it's 100x easier to learn black from white, i'd love to have them in that way...
p.s. what is preflight??
Preflight is a tool inside Acrobat Pro which can perform complex editing tasks on PDF files. It could be programmed to search for all page items matching the specific nature of those 'dots', and to move them into a new layer. Turning off that layer, the file can be printed without them showing.
It is always much easier to ask the person who created the PDFs to send you copies without the pattern.
It may be that if they were aware of the problem you are having, they would make a change so that it easy to print. Then again, it may be they did it on purpose to discourage printing and/or copying the information. However, there is a chance they did not even see it as an issue and are not aware of your problem. In that case, letting them know may be enough for them to change.
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