I lose colors when printing PDF. How to print with out losing colors?
Here example, Solidworks drawing on left and printed PDF on right.
Thank you for your help
To go along with this (PDF Properties set to Color), also make sure that your Page Setup is set to Automatic or Color (and not Black and white).
Go to option / export select Pdf un the combobox and check "export pdf in color" :
Mine look like this. Import and export are missing. I have SW2016 version.
But thank you anyway. This might help people with other version. Do you/Does anyone have a different way to do it?
Hum I don't have 2016 install.... Try to savec as pdf, then you'll have and options button, this will show you the options windows where you can export in color :
Yeah I see. We have been using it before but it makes files bigger than print pdf.
This is a PDF of one part. It makes bookmarks and file size much bigger than by printing it. That's why we would like to use print pdf instead.
We are thinking of updating SW to newer one so it might solve this problem. Then this solution of yours would work. What version do you have?
2019 SP04. Event with print as pdf I've got an option button to choose if I want to print it in colors.
Thank you, Melissa, this one works. Chancing to Color / Grey scale made it look like it should.
Here's PDF end result with all of these settings. Model and text are on the pictures.
Ville Kahelin wrote: Hi, Yeah I see. We have been using it before but it makes files bigger than print pdf.This is a PDF of one part. It makes bookmarks and file size much bigger than by printing it. That's why we would like to use print pdf instead.
Ville Kahelin wrote:
It won't make bookmarks if you de-select the option shown below in the Options.
Nice, thank you.
Had to check that one out.
That one is in export options. It doesn't exist in my version
Please post a screenshot of what you get when you click on the Options button after choosing pdf from the "Save as" drop-down.
Okay. Here's what I got (File-Save ass-Format: PDF-Options)
Okay. It looks like you're right and you don't have that option.
Yeah I think they added the export menu option in 2017.
Ho ! I found the setting in the registry.
lunch regedit and go to : Ordinateur\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SolidWorks\SOLIDWORKS 2019\Export Settings
you have a "PDF Export in color" try modify this to 1.
MAKE A BACKUP BEFORE
It is already like that and I just realized that our company logo stays with colours when printing PDF. Solidworks just changes dimension and text colors to black. Somehow doesn't make sense to me. Do you have an idea what to change to make it work?
Thank you anyway for help.
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