Have you ever had a color PDF file that you needed to convert to grayscale? Acrobat 8 Professional has a simple-but-not-obvious way to accomplish this.
1. Open a color PDF file in Acrobat 8 Professional. The file may contain a mix of CMYK, RGB or spot color objects.
2. Choose Advanced > Print Production > Preflight.
3. Click the right-pointing triangle next to PDF Fixups, and select the Convert to Grayscale option that appears.
4. Click the Execute button. The entire PDF file will be converted to grayscale.