Hide the Content Preparation Progress message when opening a PDF

Issue

When opening a PDF, Acrobat or Acrobat Reader displays the message:

"Content Preparation Progress. Please wait while the document is being prepared for reading." Status: Processing page of _.

The dialog appears as Acrobat or Acrobat Reader prepares the document for screen reader accessibility when you open a PDF.

Solution

  1. Select the hamburger menu (Windows) or the Acrobat menu (macOS) and choose Preferences.

  2. In the Categories, select Reading.

  3. Under Screen Reader Options, select Only read the currently visible pages.

    Screen reader options

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