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    I have a drawing provided to my by an Architect so it has every kind of layer an AIA client would put into it. I seem to be having trouble getting the print outs that I want. I need everything to be black and I have selected the layer a certain line is on and set it's color to green (3). When I print the layout tab I use a CTB file which is supposed to print green lines to black, but they are still coming out as green in the print preview and PDF files I create.
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    Maybe TrueColors were assigned rather than Index Colors?
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    Just to cover all the bases, have you checked these green items to make sure their color is set to ByLayer and not overridden?
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    What @ReMark said.
    Truecolors are not affected by plot styles.
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    Look at posts above 1st but a quick dirty while you find the proper answer if it is ctb related open up a copy of a CTB you can select every pen using hold down shift, then set colours to black.
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    or you could try setting your printer/plotter to GRAYSCALE

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