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.
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.
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".