Printing in black and white on a color printer
You may wish to print documents in black and white on a color printer,
to save expensive color ink or toner or to make handouts of slides with
dark backgrounds easier to read. Several choices are available.
To print the current document in black and white or grayscale:
1) Click File > Print to open the Print dialog box (Figure 1).
2) Click Properties to open the properties dialog box for the printer.
The available choices vary from one printer to another, but you
should find an option for Color. See your printer’s help or user
manual for more information.
3) The choices for color may include
black and white
Choose one of these. Grayscale is best if you have any graphics in
the document. Click OK to confirm your choice and return to the
Print dialog box, then click OK again to print the document.
To set up OOo to print all color text and graphics as grayscale:
1) Click Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org > Print to display the
dialog box shown in Figure 3.
2) Select the Convert colors to grayscale checkbox. Click OK to
save the change.
To set up Impress to print all color text as black, and all graphics as
1) Click Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org Writer > Print.
, select the Grayscale or Black & white checkbox.
Click OK to save the change.
Printing a brochure
You can print a presentation with two slides on each side of a sheet of
paper, arranged so that when the printed pages are folded in half, the
slides are in the correct order to form a booklet or brochure.
To print a brochure on a single-sided printer:
1) Click File > Print. In the Print dialog box (Figure 1), click
Properties and be sure the printer is set to the same orientation
(portrait or landscape) as specified in the page setup for your
document. (Usually the orientation does not matter, but it does for
2) Click Options. In the
section of the Printer Options dialog
box (Figure 2), choose Brochure and Right pages. Click OK
twice to print the first side of each page.
Printing, e-mailing, exporting, and saving slide