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Print only BW on IE11 page

  1. #1

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    win 8.1

    Print only BW on IE11 page

    I cannot figure out how to set the IE11 in Win 8.1 to only print a web page in Black and White. In Win 7 I had found it but with great difficulty and I believe it was in Internet tools if you drill down far enough. In Win 8.1 I cannot find it so that when printing out a web page that has red and blue it is almost impossible to read on my Dell 1700 monochrome laser. I tried in the Devices and Printers, Dell, both Printer preferences and printer properties but cannot find anywhere to set. I am fairly certain it is a setting that has to be made in Internet Explorer but they seem to have hidden it (I think I was using IE9 or IE10 in Win 7). In Excel you can set that parameter for each page in page setup.

    Any ideas where to look?

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  2. #2

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Have you looked in the printer itself ?

    When I had a printer, I could set B&W printing in the printer's options.
    Bypassing any Windows or browser settings.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)

    In IE10 : Open IE > Gear Button > Print > Page Setup > Uncheck print background colors and images.
    This should still work in IE11.

    For black and white printing, it should be accessible from either :
    Control Panel (Display Icons)> Devices and Printers > Selet your Printer > Menu Printer > Printing Preferences
    This is the most likely location for the setting, check if there's an advanced button too...

    Another is :
    Control Panel (Display Icons)> Color Management > Device (select your printer)
    I have never played with those settings but I assume it's possible to achieve what you want there
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Print only BW on IE11 page
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