Sometimes I need to print a pdf file that has a black background or some heavy background images, and that sucks up a lot of ink. Is there any method to remove the background from PDF files before printing?
Anything that works on Windows or Linux.
In Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can set a custom background color (in this case: white) within the as part of the accessibility options.
The following instructions are for version 9. Other version should be similar.
Note: This will only work for some PDFs. Others will not retain the changes when printing.
I had this same problem except I was printing an 89-page pdf document of anatomical pictures. The problem? These pictures were sitting in a black background.
So my solution was:
Hey presto, you have now saved as much black ink as would have been required for the picture without decreasing much if any of the picture quality.
Hope it helps!