How to get "Export to PDF" to show in color?


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I have created a layout that includes black and white elevation and a colored elevation. When I go to export to PDF I choose the bubble "print in color" however the print still comes out in black and white. Can export to PDF not work for color renderings? 


Software: Home Designer Pro 2022, Windows Version

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That has worked on my PC for decades, I have never in that time not having it work, so I do not know what to tell you to "fix" it. What sort of computer do you have? You might consider asking Chief Architect Tech Support for help as well.



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I see you said Pro 2022




Answers often depend on which title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2018, 2019 etc) you are using.


You can help everyone by adding that info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left.


Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it.


And, turn on signature display too.






Many questions have been asked and answered. The Home Designer website is a good place to start your search.


Here is a video about searching the forum:



Resources for self help:


The built in Help System (always a good place to start)




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See attached the file that has two elevations, one in color and one in black and white. When I go to print it always come out black and white. To get it to come out in color I have to have ONLY color elevations or images.


Home Designer Pro 2022

Windows 10 Pro - 64bit

Intel Core I7@2.2GHZ

16GB Ram

NVIDIA GForce GTX 1060

Lazy Meadow 3-4-2022 Ver 31 - Dual Color Elevation.layout

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