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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

How to convert color pdf (ps) to b&w file

I have a pdf file, where foreground color is blue. It is very nice when you look at it at your monitor, but no so nice when you have to print it on b&w printer. Today I found the way how to convert a color pdf (or rather ps) into a b&w file. First you have to convert a pdf into a ps
pdf2ps file.ps
Printing into a file from Acrobat Reader doesn't work. Next you have to download this small perl script and use it
 bw_convert -b file.ps file-bw.ps
Now you have file ready to print on your b&w printer.
I found link to bw_convert script on this FAQu. There are more interesting advices.
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