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Greyscale Printing How to Print using Black Ink Alone (Grey Scale) when any of the colour ink catridge is empty?

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Go into Printers, Properties, Printing Preferences, then Black Ink Only. If you make that the default, it will automatically print black ink with you click on the printer in the toolbar. If you want to print one document in color, click on File, Print, Properties, and set it for color for that one job only. The default of Black Ink should stay the same.

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