I use colour diagrams (saved as pdf files) which I include in my LaTeX file. Is there any options in pdflatex to create a gray scale document or a pdf viewer where you can view the document in gray scale?

Enabling you to view the document and fix any problems before it gets printed on a non-colour printer.

  • I don't think it's useful since it does not show it the way the printer converts it internally. Jan 27, 2013 at 11:35

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No. None of the TeX engines (pdftex, XeTeX, LuaTeX) allows color correction of included images. The best you can do is set all colors generated in your document to gray scale.

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