Black & White Printing

Jorge Castelao jcastelao at
Sat Dec 30 22:01:01 UTC 2006

El sáb, 30-12-2006 a las 14:21 -0600, Michael Satterwhite escribió:
> I have a color inkjet printer (HP 5440) which is working fine on my
> system. Sometimes, however, I have a color document that I want to print
> in black & white (greyscale). I remember that in my Windows days, I
> could just select printer properties and say "black and white". I seem
> to remember - at some point - doing something similar in Linux, although
> maybe I'm going senile.
> Does anyone know a simple way to tell CUPS to render the document in
> black and white?

Printing from Openoffice, for example:

File --> Print...
In the print dialog box, click Properties..., then click label Device,
and you can change Printout mode or Resolution, Quality, Ink type

Jorge Castelao
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