I doubt you can solve this problem with a print setting. Other options:
- The person who is exporting the PDF from their InDesign layout is using a gray-filled frame as their image placeholder (it's not a 'grayed-out image'); can you ask them to leave the placeholders unfilled?
- What are you using to view and print the PDF? If you have, or can get, Acrobat Pro, it will enable you to delete or replace those placeholders.
Hello John, thanks for your answer.
1. I'm sure if I ask them they will have no problem with it. How do you go about doing this?
2. I use Acrobat Pro X. I can delete pages (which helps) but was not aware of the possibility of deleting elements in the PDF. Do let me know if this is not too much trouble.
Go to Tools > Content > Edit Object...
Click a gray-filled frame to select it, then either tap the Delete key or right-click and choose Delete.