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I have a image-heavy PDF file and want to print part of it. Is there a way to print it without the images, but preserving the file layout (Save as Text is not an option, because it breaks the layout).

I've found one software that can convert it (Coherent PDF), but it is too expensive for a one time task like this.

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If you have a copy of Acrobat Professional, it normally comes with the "Adobe LifeCycle Designer" software. Here you can import your PDF into an "Interactive Form with Flowable Layout". It will try to break apart your PDF into the base components and allow you to rip out the pictures while still keeping the general format.

From what I can tell, editing PDF's takes a paid app. Though I wonder if you can use the trial software on the Adobe website to get a single print off. I'm not quite sure what the limitations of that software is, but it might be worth a try.

Good luck

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You could use the free online converter at http://www.freepdftoword.org/ and choose the Remove Images option at Step 2.

This does not "print" the document but gets you a version of it in Word that preserves the layout but removes the images.

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You could download the pdfToolbox4 from callassoftware.com. It's a commercial tool, and it is not cheap. But they give you a 14 day evaluation license, so it should be good for getting your one-time task done.

pdfToolbox has many, many features and functions to manipulate PDFs. The one you want to use is: put images and non-images on different layers. Once you've done that, enable printing only for the non-image layer. Or delete the image layer altogether and save it as a new PDF.

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No apps or utilities required! To print a PDF file without images, try the following:

  1. In Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, in the File menu, click Export, and then click Word Document
  2. In the Save As window, name and save the file
  3. Open Microsoft Word 2010, and then open the newly-named file
  4. In Word, remove any images you don't want to print
  5. Print the Word document
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Draw a text box on images and set the background and border color to white,then print.

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How would you draw a text box over the images? Can you elaborate a little? –  slhck Dec 31 '13 at 8:48

Very simple. Just copy that file and paste in the Microsoft word. Then delete the images in the Microsoft word and print out.

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