I'm unable to print grayscale when printing to Adobe PDF.

New Here ,
May 31, 2018 May 31, 2018

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I'm unable to print grayscale when printing to the printer "Adobe PDF". The option to print in grayscale is grayed out. How do I turn that back on?

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Community Expert , Jun 01, 2018 Jun 01, 2018

If I understand your problem correctly, you cannot do this?

From what program do you print?

What is your OS version?

What is your Acrobat version?

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 01, 2018 Jun 01, 2018

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Hi Lenb,

As per the issue description mentioned above, you are unable to print pdf in grayscale using Adobe PDF printer, is that correct?

Try following steps:

Open the pdf file in Acrobat > click File > Print

Select Adobe PDF as a printer > Advanced

Under Color Profile, select dot gain 10% or 15% , click OK and print.

Let us know if you need any further help.

Shivam

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Jun 01, 2018 Jun 01, 2018

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I tried the setting and after I made the change, and returned to the print screen, it went back to graying out the option to print in grayscale

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 05, 2018 Jun 05, 2018

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Could you try clicking on Advanced next to properties under print dialogue box > uncheck print as image > click OK and check if that allows to uncheck print in grayscale option.

Thanks,

Shivam

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New Here ,
Jun 05, 2018 Jun 05, 2018

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That does undim the print in grayscale but our user needs “print as image” checked and then print in grayscale to complete her procedure with the client

Len Blake

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Community Expert ,
Jun 01, 2018 Jun 01, 2018

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If I understand your problem correctly, you cannot do this?

From what program do you print?

What is your OS version?

What is your Acrobat version?

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

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Hi Len,

Try clicking Black and white option as Abambo mentioned in post # 2 above and check if that works:

Click File > Print > select Adobe PDF as a printer, click Properties > click Paper quality > and select Black & White.

Thanks,

Shivam

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New Here ,
Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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Hi,

The fix mentioned by Abambo. This still prints in color.

Ray L

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Participant ,
Aug 18, 2022 Aug 18, 2022

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Print color as shades of gray (Acrobat Pro, Pro Extended, and 3D Version 8)
  1. Choose File > Print.
  2. Click the Advanced button at the bottom of the Print dialog box.
  3. From the Color menu, choose Composite Gray.
  4. Click OK.
  5. In the Print dialog box, click OK or Print.

 

Regards,

Will

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