PDF manual, with white background?

Can we get a PDF of the manual that has white background with black text ?? I do understand that all the images are also black background.
This makes it easier to print certain pages for reference without killing a cartridge, or jamming the printer.
Currently it’s all black, and looks great on the screen but printing is impossible


If you can’t find a reverse color version of the manual, you could try seeing if your printer driver will allow you to print in reverse. I’m sure it won’t be perfect, but it may be good enough if you can’t find another way to make it work.

this is a pretty reasonable request - also for accessibility reasons. Burden should not be on the application or reader to invert the colors accessibly. I’m sure NDSP can accommodate this. Inverting in acrobat doesn’t do the trick


Opening on the phone does allow a reading view that looks good, but doesn’t change any underlying info.
This should be a no brainer.

(new idea)
Make a 2 page cheat sheet with all the Amps, pedals, etc that come stock. This way it’s a smaller job and can be updated with new versions

@DandyDon you can invert it in acrobat but you can’t export it that way or print it to pdf and keep it like that

Is it really necessary to print it out nowadays? It could be a better solution to have the manual available digitally via the neural app.


even as a big proponent of dark mode everything as I am, there are plenty of good reasons one may want to print or need a standard black on white version

Invert colors in Acrobat Reader and then make screenshots.

thats a crazy amount of work for something that should be accessible anyway

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I downloaded Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (free). Then just open the pdf manual from Neural in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Go to ‘File’ → ‘Save as Text’ (you can append ‘Text’ or whatever to the save name if you want).

Open your saved text version of the manual in Word, Notepad, or any app that can handle a text doc. You might find the text version of the manual close enough for rock & roll to print as it is. As long as you don’t need to print images.

If you need to do further editing of text or background color, you can do it in Word or the like.

Granted not near as useful as what you are requesting as it lacks images and comprehensive formatting, but this might give you a limited reference in the interim.

In Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (free) , a (not perfect) option could be to use the ‘Accessibility’ options to invert the text and background color…

Of course, it won’t work for pictures, but for text documents it could be useful…

This link explains where to find the settings : How to Enable Adobe Reader's Dark Mode and Read PDFs in a Dark Theme

I’d just like to point out that a lot of useful information has been covered on the official NDSP support page: Quad Cortex

It includes lists of amps, captures, cabs, effects and instructions for different topics, such as capturing, etc. The pages have a white background and may cover most or all of the relevant information, you would want to print out.

Interestingly, it also includes printer friendly images of the grid with white background which are not just inverted screenshots:

Hi, does someone succeed to do this ? I personnaly didn’t …

Please share it with us for the people (like me) how didn’t succeed to do it !!

Thanks in advance :wink:

it only half works

I’m not sure to understand what you mean but if you or other people succeed to do it (even half) it really interest me cause i didn’t succeed at all :smiling_face_with_tear:

I’m probably not the only one so if someone can share it, it would be very kind :+1: