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How to switch drawing display to monochrome?

A - answer In R14 there was an option to switch drawing color display to view in Monochrome (black and white).
Since AutoCAD 2000 this option is not available (due to the new display Heidi driver). Nevertheless, in Layouts you can set the display of colors depending on plot styles (and so e.g also the Monochrome plot style). See PAGESETUP, Display plotstyles.

If you want to switch to monochrome only because of WMF clipboard copying (e.g. to copy your drawing to Word), you can use the BetterWMF addon utility to perform this conversion on the fly.

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See also:
Tip 9884:Wrong color on monochrome DWG prints from AutoCAD Mechanical.
Tip 9318:Material list on isometric drawings not printed black-and-white.
Tip 7969:Black and white printing of DWG files saved from Inventor.
Tip 7830:PDF underlay file is not printed.
Tip 7654:Three methods for transparent images in AutoCAD.

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