I have a client who needed to add a brochure to her website. She emailed the brochure to me but she said she normally prints it in black and white, it gives it a vintage look. I thought, well this should be easy. I tried a couple of tricks like just printing to pdf but that didn’t work. I thought, well, I just print it and scan it but that will not turn out as nice.  Then I came along this post here, and problem solved! I knew it should be easy but didn’t realize how easy it was going to be!!

Their post needs a bit of updating so this is what I did to convert a color pdf to black and white pdf on my Mac. Open the file (in preview), then file>export.  You will then get this box that pops up:

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Click the “Quartz Filter” and choose which one fits your needs best! Here are the options:

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Play around with them and see which one you like best.

As far as the pc directions go, I don’t have a pc to play with but the link had directions. Let me know if there are any changes to the pc directions!

Hope this helps you.