Messages from Adobe

The General preferences include options for allowing Adobe to display in-product marketing messages while you work in the program. You decide whether to receive these in-product marketing messages.


Transactional messages, which facilitate the Adobe Online Service, cannot be turned off.

  1. Open the Preferences dialog box.

    • (Windows) Choose Edit > Preferences.

    • (Mac OS) Choose Adobe Reader > Preferences.

  2. Under Categories, click General.

  3. In the Messages From Adobe section, select options as desired.

    Show Me Messages When I Launch Reader

    Allows messages from Adobe to appear in the Welcome Screen when you launch the application without a document open. Click a message to get information about features, updates, or online services, or to open an element in the application, such as a task pane. Deselect the option to prevent in-product marketing messages from appearing.

    Don’t Show Messages While Viewing A Document

    Prevents in-product marketing messages from Adobe from appearing in the lower-left corner of the application window. Click the close button to dismiss the message. The message fades away if you do nothing. Leave the option deselected to allow in-product marketing messages.


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