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Can't select to print in black and white

Hi -- I'm trying to print my fill-in and save CA tax form, which has some color (non-black and white) lines and text. I want to print in black and white. How do I change my Dell AIO 960 to only print in black and white? I've looked at the properties menu (printer settings) and "color management" and checked "manual" but do not know which "color profile" to select to get black and white. Help? Much appreciated! Taxes due tomorrow!!

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    Peter Nintzel Apr 21, 2009

    Unfortunately, you cannot choose "black and white" or "grayscale" because the dell print driver loads its own preferences. There is an option to manually choose the color settings, however that option is not enabled.

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When you do a "file" "print" to print the form - click on "preferences" in the print menu - then select "grayscale printing" box. this may have to be done each time you go to print something new

hope you got your taxes done already

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