6 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2008 1:04 PM by (humanengr) RSS

    How to reset settings to default?

      <newbie questions><br /><br />I have a PDF someone made from a PowerPoint that had light text on dark background.<br /><br />Q1: I want to print the document in B&W without wasting ink. How does one do that?<br /><br />Q2: How does one reset all Acrobat settings (preferences, etc.) shy of reinstalling the program? Does that also reset Preflight settings to defaults? <br /><br /></newbie questions><br /><br />Thanks,<br />humanengr
        • 1. Re: How to reset settings to default?
          Russell Goodman Community Member
          Q1: In your print setup in the Advanced area you should be able to choose under Output > Composite Gray. You may also have a utility specific to your printer where can set up all your files to go to grayscale.

          Q2: delete all your Acrobat preferences.
          • 2. Re: How to reset settings to default?
            Community Member
            Russell -- thanks. I deleted all Acrobat preferences, but that didn't seem to fix the problem I had. Perhaps I'm not asking the right question:

            Some files with light text and dark background, e.g., http://dnr.louisiana.gov/sec/execdiv/techasmt/presentations/IETC_Chemical_Marketing_Assoc _Inc_20040501.pdf, display properly (light text, dark background) in Safari and Acrobat Reader. But when I open the file in Acrobat Pro, it displays as dark text, dark background.

            Other files, e.g., http://www.acer.edu.au/documents/RC2006_Masters_OpeningSlides.pdf, display properly in Safari and Reader. But when I open this file in Acrobat Pro, it displays as dark text, white background.

            Which Acrobat Pro setting controls this behavior?

            In my earlier search for color changing capabilities, I had selected Digital Printing in Advanced > Preflight and "Executed" and thought that might have permanently changed a setting. Does that make sense?

            Thanks for the Output > Composite Gray suggestion; I hadn't seen that.
            • 3. Re: How to reset settings to default?
              Community Member
              Have you looked at the Accessibility options under Preferences? /Replace
              document colours

              you might have Apple Preview as the rendering engine inside Safari
              you might have different view options under Adobe Reader

              I'm using different versions of both Reader and Pro and I see
              light/yellow text and blue backgrounds generally ...

              Jon
              • 4. Re: How to reset settings to default?
                Community Member
                Jon -- thanks, you're right, I had changed the appearance setting in Acrobat Pro while I was experimenting. I thought removing the preference files would've reset that.=-O

                So, the Accessibility option to use "Black text on white" works as expected on
                http://www.acer.edu.au/documents/RC2006_Masters_OpeningSlides.pdf,
                but doesn't change the background on
                http://dnr.louisiana.gov/sec/execdiv/techasmt/presentations/IETC_Chemical_Marketing_Assoc_ Inc_20040501.pdf.

                Is there some other method I should apply to achieve black text on a light background for such a page?
                • 5. Re: How to reset settings to default?
                  Community Member
                  OK - just so I get this right ...

                  You WANT to change the text so it displays and print differently or ....
                  are you stating your pages are not displaying correctly - period?

                  Jon
                  • 6. Re: How to reset settings to default?
                    Community Member
                    Jon -- thanks for your patience.

                    Both URLs I cited display correctly when Replace Document Colors is not selected. I want to change them so they display and print with black text on a light/white background.

                    "Black text on white" changes the text but not the background on
                    http://dnr.louisiana.gov/sec/execdiv/techasmt/presentations/IETC_Chemical_Marketing_Assoc_ Inc_20040501.pdf.