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Old 03-16-2007, 06:07 AM   #1
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Default Force Printing Black-on-White PDF Files

I use Adobe Reader 6.0.6 on a W98 system. I have a large number of PDF files. The text of some appear as white against a black background. To print a copy of such an article is a needless waste of toner. I was wondering if there was some trick I could employ to force printing of such pages as black text on a white background.

   
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Old 03-16-2007, 01:25 PM   #2
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Sounds like an "invert" command is what you need...haven't a clue if Reader would do that for you...

Could you open the pdf in an imaging program and then invert the page & print???

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Could you open the pdf in an imaging program and then invert the page & print???
What kind of (W98) program could open a PDF then invert the page colors?

   
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Adobe Illustrator should do this for you quite easily, though you need to look out for font substitution. You'll need Illustrator v10 or less, by the way.

   
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Adobe Illustrator should do this for you quite easily, though you need to look out for font substitution. You'll need Illustrator v10 or less, by the way.
I could not afford Adobe Illustrator, at least for this purpose, even if a version were still available for W98. Any other possibilities?

   
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rj: What kind of (W98) program could open a PDF then invert the page colors?
Do you have any sort of imaging software at all?

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Do you have any sort of imaging software at all?
I have ScanSoft's PaperPort SE version 9.0. It is the only imaging software I have than can read PDF files. Nothing therein appears to have color or b&w inversion.

For other image formats, I use Jasc Paint Shop Pro version 7.02. It does not read PDF files.

   
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RJ...what happens if you use the Reader selection tool to select the text, then copy (ctrl-c) and then maybe open WordPerfect and paste into a new document. What do you get???

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RJ...what happens if you use the Reader selection tool to select the text, then copy (ctrl-c) and then maybe open WordPerfect and paste into a new document. What do you get???
That will certainly work, but I don't care to perform all those steps each and every time for numerous documents. I'm looking for something that would be 1-2-3 click, and I get what I need. These files are not just simple text but contain numerous diagrams, charts, illustrations, photos, etc.

   
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Wonder if IrfanView might do the trick???

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