Examples include PPT files, images scanned in full color, etc.
Converting these PDFs to grayscale or black can reduce the size of the file and speed printing. Other times, litigation support departments will have to satisfy the odd attorney who prefers to read grayscale documents.
How to Convert PDF to Grayscale Using Acrobat
Unfortunately, Acrobat cannot convert documents to monochrome directly. This process works well for image-only color PDFs. PDF Normal documents— containing vector fonts and text— will no longer be searchable unless OCR is performed after conversion.
Converting many Color PDFs to Grayscale using a Preflight Droplet A preflight droplet is an intelligent icon you can drag and drop files to for conversion.
Click the Save. It looks like this: Using the Convert to Grayscale Preflight Droplet To use the droplet, you need to drag and drop files onto it.
Select the files you wish to convert and drag them on top of the preflight droplet: Note : Preflight droplets cannot process folders. You can use Batch Processing to convert entire folders and subfolders to grayscale.
One of the Batch commands available is Preflight. Converting to Monochrome Unfortunately, Acrobat cannot convert documents to monochrome directly.
The Combine Files window opens. Click the Add Files. Locate the file or folder of files you wish to combine. Click the Combine files button.
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