I have the Reader 8.1.0, so I hope the path is the same: go to Edit-Preferences and select Accessibility. Once there, you need to check-mark the box that says "Replace document colors" in order to have access to the grayed out options.
Once you have access to them, click on the "Document Text" box and change the color to black. Also, if you do want the line art to be changed to black then check-mark the box located 2 lines below that says "Change the color of line art as well as text". Click OK and you should see your text in black. The printout should be in black...
I was able to get the black text to show up on-screen but wasn't able to get the "black" text to print on my black and white laser printer. It prints light gray instead but not sure how to print it "black" text. Any idea on how to set preferences for printing fillable forms with black?
>I was able to get the black text to show up on-screen but wasn't able to get the "black" text to print on my black and white laser printer
Changing those preferences only effects the screen view.
Basically, your black printer is printing the blue as gray.
Unfortunately, with Reader, there is nothing you can do about it.
And just an FYI, you are in the Acrobat forum, not the Reader forum.
I posted a question here but realized that i should just create a new topic.
The Reader forum is at http://www.adobeforums.com/webx?13@@.3bbf42f7
We want to insert text box with black text into my pdf document.
We use Tools - Test Box Tool - and type in text. But the text color is only in red and only one font size.
We are using Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional in Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit systems.
I use Edit-Preferences - Accessibility. [x] Replace Document colors - use Windows Color Scheme. But I am still unable to change the red color text to black.
Thank you for your help
Ctrl+E opens a properties dialog box. See the helpful tutorial by Tim Huff below:
Stupid, it's no tin Adobe preferences, it's in PRINT settings - select print Color as BLACK & WHITE, does anyone use brains here?
Dear Brian Leeee, Shiguera, and others that Google this page,
Please disregard the "Stupid" label by userID, above.
To fix your problem you do in fact need Adobe Acrobat. You must edit the form: Go to the "Forms" option in the main menu, then "Edit Form in Acrobat." Then go to the "Edit" main menu option and "Select All." Right-click on any form field and select "Properties..." in the pop-up menu. Select the "Appearance" tab and click the "Text Color:" icon. You can then select a true black for the font, and not a gray-scale version you would get by changing the printing option.
I myself prefer my tax forms printed in true black instead of blue or gray.
For Adobe Reader 8 folks listen to the user id person two comments above mine. I went into print setup and changed the print to grey scale and then set the settings to very black and it printed perfectly with black letters. The other suggestions did not work but finally userid's suggestions worked great!
You will have to work with your printers format, it is probably does not have a greyscale option and may just have a black/white option as userid's did!
That option would work great for me - if I didn't prefer the other items in the pdf document to be printed in color. I would like the type to be black and the Letterhead to be in their given color. Unfortunately, changing the color format to grayscale in my printer doesn't allow for preferential treatment.
So to Mr. UserID.... "you ah'vice no good foh me"