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I need to invert all the colors of a PDF document (background, text, graphics, and images). I want it persistent in the file so the inverted viewing options, that some viewers offer, won't help.

Rasterizing the document and using image manipulation software is also not an option.

I read somewhere that this can be done with the Enfocus PitStop plugin for Acrobat. However I didn't see a corresponding command anywhere. Am I missing something?

Then I read that the ARTS PDF Crackerjack plugin for Acrobat offers negative printing so I tried that, too. The option is there but it simply doesn't work.

I have been searching for very long for a way to do this. It seems like a common enough task but I just can't find out how to do it.

Are there maybe any virtual printer drivers or something of the sort that support negative printing?

Can anyone help?

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Hey, man, try using the PDF reader called Evince. I know that it allow you to invert colors (inclusive images) for reading, but I don't know about an option to print them in that way (I don't have a local copy and cannot install here to see). –  kokbira Jul 15 '11 at 17:51
    
So if I understand correctly you must keep text as text... but if you realize that you just need to have a pdf (also an image in a pdf) you can use ImageMagick by calling "convert input.pdf -negate output.pdf" –  David Costa Jul 18 '11 at 10:25
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Did you try:

Edit, Preferences, Accessibility, then check the box that says replace colors. 

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Foxit Reader has an option like this, but it doesn't seem to affect images. –  NiteCyper May 31 at 17:12
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