Converting PDF to grayscale may be necessary if you want to print in grayscale. Another benefit to converting colored PDFs to grayscale is that it minimizes the file size, allowing you to save space on your device. Follow the 2 methods below to convert PDF to black and white.
On Mac computers, converting a PDF file to grayscale can be done without the use of other third-party application. Before printing a PDF document, converting the color scheme to black and white or grayscale is easily done using the built-in Preview application. Preview works as a PDF to gray scale converter and allows users to save the PDF file in grayscale without without necessarily having to print the document out.
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: