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Using Preflight "fixup" to "Convert to grayscale"

Registered: Jun 14 2007
Posts: 6

I am trying to meet the requirements of my book publisher who wants a PDF document in which all imbedded photos appear in grayscale color mode and in JPEG format. When I convert my MS Word document to PDF using Acrobat 8 Professional, its formerly grayscale, JPEG imbedded photos show in "Preflight" to be "Black." (I assume Word arbitrarily makes this change when I insert the grayscale photos into my document.) I would like to use Acrobat's Preflight "fixup" to "Convert to grayscale" all my photos in the document. My question is: In addition to converting the photos to grayscale, does this change adversely affect the text (fonts) by making its lines lighter or less black, or will the change leave the text looking just as it looked before this conversion?
Thanks for answering my stupid question.
Edwin Scroggins
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My Product Information:
Acrobat Pro 8, Windows
Registered: Sep 24 2005
Posts: 252
Hi Edwin,

If you wish to convert all images to greyscale and keep the text as black then you can use the 'Convert Colors' option under 'Print Production'.

If you do require more advanced colour conversion then use the 'Preflight' option as you mentioned and configure to only apply to 'images'.

Give it a whirl and let us know,



I've been using Acrobat since v1.0 and still get amazed by its power. An Acrobat ACE since 1999