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    How can I get some background images to be a faded grey while having bold black text on a layer on top of the image? I am using AutoCAD 2006 version? Right now all parts of the drawing are on different layers and assigned colors. Plus I am printing to a black and white plotter? Any help?

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    check your pen assignments in your Plot Configuration file by going to File>Plot Style Manager>

    You can set colours and line thicknesses here, so find the layer colour that you want to be grey and then change the colour to colour 9.

    Then when you go to print, the layer will now print out grey.

    Hope this helps [and works ]

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    something like this
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    To adjust the image to be light grey, double click on it and you will get a dialogue with lightness, contrast, etc. to make the image faded grey. Hth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainy-Day View Post
    To adjust the image to be light grey, double click on it and you will get a dialogue with lightness, contrast, etc. to make the image faded grey. Hth
    Yupyup.
    I had a similar task a couple of months ago; had to take an existing PDF, make it into a TIFF as a background image for a dwg (nobody, among three separate entities, could find the original, electronic, CAD .dwg), then add arrows to show air flow paths.

    I forget exactly where it is, though pretty sure it's in a dialogue box, but I could change the 'Transparency' of the pic. I didn't look into making the TIFF any particular color, but changing the transparency was adequate for my situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainy-Day View Post
    To adjust the image to be light grey, double click on it and you will get a dialogue with lightness, contrast, etc. to make the image faded grey. Hth
    Its not an image, its 3 solid hatches on 3 seperate layers that have the different grey levels set in the plot style file. the image shown is how it prints out.

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    Thanks. By setting the plot style manager I was able to print out the grey areas of my choice behind black text. Thank you

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