Converting PDF to grayscale may be necessary if you want to print in grayscale. Another plus to converting PDFs to grayscale is that the file size is compressed and the file can be more easily saved on your device without taking up too much space. Now follow the 2 methods below to convert PDF to black and white.
You can convert a PDF file to grayscale on Mac without needing a seperate application. Before you print your PDF, adjust the settings of the document to modify the color scheme. Preview can be used to convert PDF to gray scale, plus, you can save your grayscale PDF file without needing to go through the steps of printing the document.
Simply open the file with the Preview app by clicking on "File" and browsing through the directory where the file was saved.
Click 'File' > 'Save As' > Select 'Gray Tone' under the 'Quartz Filter'.
Click the 'Advanced' > Select 'Preflight' > 'PDF Fixup' > Click 'Convert to Grayscale' > Then click 'Analyze and Fix'
Click the 'Tool' Panel > Go to 'Print Production' > Select 'Preflight' > 'PDF Fixup' > Click 'Convert to Grayscale' > Then click 'Analyze and Fix'
PDFelement Pro allows Mac and Windows users to do virtually anything you need to on a Mac device. The program comes with more features that make it an all-in-one solution for all PDF editing and conversion needs. You can change the background color of your PDF files as well.
Key features of PDFelement Pro: