Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Adobe Reader and Acrobat - Content Preparation Progress: Please wait while the document is being prepared for...

We have a client that is being bugged by this prompt when opening certain PDF files.


Content Preparation Progress

Please wait while the document is being prepared for ...

Status: Processing page 23 of 27 ...

Adobe has a KB article on this:

The solution is to do the following:

  1. Go to Edit
  2. Preferences
  3. Reading
  4. Under Screen Reader Options select Only read the currently visible pages

The dialogue has to do with accessibility.

Philip Elder
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Tracy said...

Running Adobe XI Standard on Windows 8.1 Pro. I've set the settings as described and have even removed the Accessibility.api file from the plug-ins folder. We're still getting this message. What else can I do?

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...

You could try to turn off accessibility features.