How do I make the Content Preparation Progress box in Adobe Acrobat and Reader go away?

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The latest updates to Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader have changed the default preferences to automatically process your PDF’s content for a screen reader.

If this feature is not helpful to you, then you may want to turn it off, here’s how:

Step 1: Go to Preferences
On a Mac, click Acrobat Pro DC > Preferences

Step 2: Change the “Screen Reader Options” to select “Only read the currently visible pages.”

Change Adobe Acrobat's Reading Preferences to "Only read the current visible page."
Change Adobe Acrobat’s Reading Preferences to “Only read the current visible page.”

Step 3: Close and Restart Adobe Acrobat

Now your modal progress window reading, Content Preparation Progress. Please wait while the document is being prepared for reading, ” will be a thing of the past.


How do I stop the “Content Preparation Progress” window that appears while opening PDF files?

There is an easy fix for this annoying window. Go to your Adobe Acrobat preferences and Change the “Screen Reader Options” to select “Only read the currently visible pages.” For full instructions and screenshots, read the blog post above.

Happy Working!

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