Printing in Black and White

Printing text and graphics in black and white

  1. Choose File - Print. The General tab page of the dialogue opens.

  2. Click on Properties. This opens the Properties dialogue for your printer.

  3. Select the option to print in black and white. For further information, refer to the user's manual of your printer.

  4. Confirm the Properties dialogue and click Print.

    The current document will be printed in black and white.

Printing in black and white in LibreOffice Impress and LibreOffice Draw

  1. Choose Tools - Options - LibreOffice Impress or Tools - Options - LibreOffice Draw, as appropriate.

  2. Then choose Print.

  3. Under Quality, select either Grayscale or Black & white and click OK.

    When either of these options is selected, all presentations or drawings will be printed without colour. If you only want to print in black for the current print job, select the option in File - Print - LibreOffice Draw/Impress.

    Grayscale converts all colours to a maximum of 256 gradations from black to white. All text will be printed in black. A background set by Format - Page - Background will not be printed.

    Black & white converts all colours into the two values black and white. All borders around objects are printed black. All text will be printed in black. A background set by Format - Page - Background will not be printed.

Printing only text in black and white

In LibreOffice Writer you can choose to print colour-formatted text in black and white. You can specify this either for all subsequent text documents to be printed, or only for the current printing process.

Printing all text documents with black and white text

  1. Choose Tools - Options - LibreOffice Writer or Tools - Options - LibreOffice Writer/Web.

  2. Then choose Print.

  3. Under Contents, mark Print black and click OK.

    All text documents or HTML documents will be printed with black text.

Printing the current text document with black and white text

  1. Choose File - Print. Then click the LibreOffice Writer tab.

  2. Choose Print text in black and click Print.

Printing dialogues

Tools - Options dialogue