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How can I make B/W PDFs?


When you create PDFs from PowerPoint using the Adobe PDFMaker toolbar buttons or menu item, the PDFs come out in color. If you need a pure B/W or grayscale printout, there doesn't seem to be any way of making one.


If you don't need hyperlinks converted to PDF format and the other nice things the PDFMaker tools do for you, you can do this:

If you need hyperlinks converted and so on, you'll need to use the Acrobat PDFMaker toolbar buttons or menu item. In that case:

For a much more flexible way to make PDFs from PowerPoint using Acrobat or several other PDF-making products, see Prep4PDF

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Last update 07 June, 2011