How to Stop Adobe Acrobat DC Displays Please wait while the document is being prepared for reading

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How to Stop Adobe Acrobat DC Displays Please wait while the document is being prepared for reading every time you open any PDF on your Mac

So I am on a Mac, and recently I noticed that an update to the Adobe DC makes the application display this little annoying message every time you open a PDF document of any size.

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It is particularly annoying and does not appear to be associated with any actual action. Even on a single page of text, the progress bar does nothing.

Most of the instruction around the place are for a Windows PC and read something like this:

All you have to is change a quick setting:

Open Acrobat Reader and hit Ctrl+K (or Select “Edit” then “Preferences” from the drop-down menu)
Click on the “Reading” tab under the “Categories” column on the left.
Select the “Screen Reader Options” section, select the “Only read the currently visible pages” option from the dropdown menu.
Click “OK”.

So naturally I though I would make it simple for MAC users. (We like things simple, that is why we purchased a computer that works).

On a Mac version of Adobe Acrobat DC

With the program open, click the menu “Adobe Pro DC” in the top left corner.

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Select Preferences

From the menu on the left side, select “Reading”

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Then under the Screen Reader Option, select “only read the currently visible pages”

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The hit OK

Note: You may have to dismiss and close the last warning message if you have not already done this.

This is it. I still have no idea why this is happening, but glad to see it gone.

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