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On Sun, 2011-06-26 at 08:45 -0400, Christopher Lee wrote:
Why not host two versions-- one colored one for presentation, and
another one in grayscale with "Print Optimized" in the link name or
description?  Many websites have separate options for printable
versions, and I think many users are used to selecting a different
print option if it's available. 

That's an interesting idea. I convert the colour version of the full,
compiled books to grayscale before submitting them to Lulu, so there's
no extra work involved for them. However, the individual chapters would
be in colour only unless someone took the time to convert them. 

Technical aside:
I use Acrobat Pro to do the conversion from colour to grayscale, save
the result as PostScript, and then create a new PDF using Acrobat
Distiller. This has the added advantage of dramatically reducing the
file size. Even without the "convert to grayscale" step, the other 2
steps are necessary to ensure that Lulu's printers accept the file.
Although some PDFs produced directly from OOo/LibO print on some of
Lulu's printers, not all are accepted. Lulu's techs told me to use the
"save as PS & redistill" technique to avoid any problems.


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