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Print in Grayscale box doesn't work

New Here ,
May 24, 2023 May 24, 2023

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Everything was working fine when I was using the free Adobe reader.  We intalled Adobe Acrobat Pro yesterday and now the "Print in Grayscale" box doesn't work.  I have to go into my printer settings and change it to mono.  It doesn't even work when auto color is selected.  I really shouldn't have to go deep into printer settings every time I need to change from color to grayscale.  This problem only occurs in Adobe.   Is there a way to fix this or work around?Screenshot 2023-05-24 124220.png

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Adobe Employee ,
May 24, 2023 May 24, 2023

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Hi @Sarah30044816z4fn 

 

Sorry to hear about your experience

Once you uncheck the "Print in Greyscale" and proceed with printing, Print settings will be preserved for the next time when you give the print command  

Check under Advanced>Output>Color if it is Composite Gray, then change it to Composite.

 

Also, make sure

  1. You have the latest version of Acrobat installed. 

Go to Acrobat> Help > Check for updates and reboot the computer once (you must save all the work before restarting)

To download the patch manually, more information about this release is here: Release Notes | Adobe Acrobat, Reader

2. Update your printer driver and firmware

 

Thanks,

Akanchha 

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New Here ,
May 25, 2023 May 25, 2023

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Whether the Print in Grayscale box is checked or unchecked has no effect on the color output which is where the problem is.  I have to go into the acutal printer settings and change the color output.  Adobe is up to date as is my printer software and firmware.  I have no problem in any other application, just Adobe.  From what I've read in here, I'm not the only one with this problem.  I also didn't have this problem with the free Adobe Reader

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 08, 2023 Jun 08, 2023

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@Sarah30044816z4fn Sorry to hear that the issue persists.

Please reset the Acrobat's preferences once: https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-discussions/how-to-reset-acrobat-preference-settings-to-defau... 

 

If it still doesn't work, then give it a try.

Run this cleaner tool to remove the existing installer and application’s file traces:

https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/Labs/cleaner.html

Download the Acrobat installer from here:

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/acrobat-dc-downloads.html

 

~Akanchha

 

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New Here ,
Oct 02, 2023 Oct 02, 2023

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I also have this issue. This is extremely frustrating! No matter what I do, I cannot get anything to print in gratscale. Please advise. 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 11, 2023 Nov 11, 2023

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Same problem here. None of the suggestions I have found in the Adobe Community seem to work anymore. Please look into this #devs.

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New Here ,
Nov 14, 2023 Nov 14, 2023

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Adobe had to remote connect and change the version of adobe. There is an issue with the current version. Once they changed the version, I had no problems. 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 04, 2024 Jan 04, 2024

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I just had to have Adobe Support remote in and change the version I was using as well. He told me he couldn't find a bug, but there may be an issue with the latest version itself. Advised me to not update my software anytime soon.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 15, 2024 Jan 15, 2024

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Hi jaimek99410139,

 

Thank you for reaching out.

 

Could you please share more details about the issue you are experiencing with the latest version? Share the Acrobat version number with which the issue occurs.

It would be helpful if you could share any screenshots or screen recordings of what was not working with the latest version. 

 

Thanks,

Meenakshi

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 20, 2024 Feb 20, 2024

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Same issue here, just went from free version to paid version of Acrobat, using the free version, the "print in grayscale" when checked changed the preview to black and white and printed in balck and white. Since upgrading to the paid version, it does nothing, the way around that is to select the "properties" tab then select "balck /grayscale" there, but that extra step is annoying, especially when you are now paying for it

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 20, 2024 Feb 20, 2024

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Not true..........Same issue here, just went from free version to paid version of Acrobat, using the free version, the "print in grayscale" when checked changed the preview to black and white and printed in balck and white. Since upgrading to the paid version, it does nothing, the way around that is to select the "properties" tab then select "balck /grayscale" there, but that extra step is annoying, especially when you are now paying for it

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New Here ,
Feb 20, 2024 Feb 20, 2024

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I have the exact same problem the last few months which is very annoying for something costing $28 a month. Free version works fine. 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 20, 2024 Feb 20, 2024

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Go to the "properties" tab right above to change to black etc

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Jun 23, 2024 Jun 23, 2024

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I had the same issue and just checked my Colour Management in Adobes Preferences, changed the working space "Grayscale" to Black & White, allowing grayscale. See attached.

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