Adobe Acrobat Content Preparation Progress

By 2018-06-01Software

Ever since updating to Adobe Creative Cloud and Acrobat Pro DC, there has been something that has annoyed the crap out of me: the Content Preparation Progress pop-up window that appears when opening any document.

Acrobat Content Preparation Progress

Today, after almost two years of enduring this insufferable popup, I couldn’t take it anymore. So I did a quick Google search and it was, of course, the first result: (Hide the message Content Preparation Progress when opening a PDF file)[].

Acrobat Pro Reading Preferences
It was a simple checkbox within the Reading Preferences.

It felt like years of frustration and angry just drifted away. It was so obvious. So simple. But why did this happen in the first place? Why would the default be a popup that the user may not be quite sure of its purpose? Sometimes, it seems like Adobe just piles on features with little explanation. At least I’ve gotten rid of that popup. I hope this helps someone else too.