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Does anyone know of a pdf driver that will print from a pc in B&W. I have tried pdf995 & Bluebeam

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pdf995 does black & white, at least in my Win XP installation.

Print > Properties > Paper/Layout tab has a choice of Black & White or Color.

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tvetter

I've done some testing and from that I may see what you are saying but I think it's your intepretation of what you expect that's causing the problem.

As I've said I use only black but to try your theory I changed some elements of my drawing to red and blue.

Hit the print button, selected 995pdf to print it but before I did I went to properties for that printer and made sure it was on the B&W button. The pdf created was black and white !

The blue elements were black but the red looked grey. Then it struck me. It is B&W but it's in greyscale, as if printing a black and white print. A black and white photograph is not just that, it's tones of black between the white.

So it is with this. Depending on the colours in your drawing gives a toned result accordingly.

If you look in the properties of the printer, any printer on windows the button to press for B&W printing has a series of litte icons in it, notice they show patterns and various grey tones.

If you want to guarantee solid black, select all change pen colour to black, send to pdf. Once created hit undo and your colours are back.

Hope this explanation helps to stop this doing your head in.

Alan

[ 11-03-2004, 01:33 PM: Message edited by: alanmac ]

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The main problem trying to change all the colors to black is when there are several groups or symbols. They do not change readily.

I wonder if there is a setting in VW that could be easily modified to "virtually" change pen colors so the drawing would not need to be modified.

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Thom-

GO to File>Preferences>Document Preference

Click on the DISPLAY tab

Check mark Black and White Only

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Katie

After all this time of driving pdf driver tech supports crazy, and you have the simple answer.

If you ever leave tech support, I know your goals ambitious, I do not know what we will do.

[Wink]

[ 11-03-2004, 03:06 PM: Message edited by: tvetter ]

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Originally posted by tvetter:

Have you tried to print a B&W dwg. It prints color.

You have to select "Rasterize Print Output". Then it prints in black & white.

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