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Apr 12, 2009 1:54 PM

I have many pdf files to print and they all have background colors. I want to save on ink and would like to print just the text without the colored boxes in the background. I'm using acrobat 8. would appreciate your help.


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    Apr 12, 2009 2:39 PM   in reply to HYN123

    When I don't want the background, I typically just use the object touchup tool to delete the background. That may not be useful if you have a lot of pages. There is likely a script that can be used to delete the background.

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    Apr 13, 2009 8:22 AM   in reply to HYN123

    If you authored the original PDF then you can use layers: like a gray layer set as non-printable and another layer containing all printable objects.


    In Acrobat you can use the Background tool (Document >Background) to add a gray (non-printable) background in your PDF.


    Also, the Print menu does have the option to "Print color as black".

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    Apr 15, 2009 10:38 AM   in reply to HYN123

    FYI - Acrobat 9 Pro. has a Preflight Profile that will move text to a separate layer in the PDF, which means you can turn off the other layers and only print the text.

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