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Adobe Acrobat Reader – Content Preparation Progress window

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/08

I hope this gets rid of the content preparation progress window:

Disable the screen reader options in Adobe Acrobat:

  1. Within Adobe Acrobat, go to “Edit > Preferences > Reading”
  2. Locate the “Screen Reader Options” section.
  3. In the ‘Page vs Document’ dropdown box choose “Only read the currently visible pages”, and uncheck “Confirm before tagging documents”.


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Anaylizing PDF files

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/10

A few things that failed/worked:

I still need to look at the Multivalent.jar when I have a system with Java again, as it is mentioned in [WayBack] pdf generation – Is there a tool to analyze a PDF in terms of fonts, objects, fields and their respective size (kb)? – Stack Overflow



Posted in Adobe, Adobe Acrobat, Fujitsu ScanSnap, Hardware, ix100, ix500, Power User, Scanners | Leave a Comment »

Does anyone have a proper solution for message “content preparation progress” when opening a PDF file?

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/09/25

It drives me nuts as the below “content preparation progress” solution fails for me on a Windows 8 system having Adobe Reader XI.

Anyone that has a proper solution?


  1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Reading.
  2. Under “Screen Reader Options” select “Only read the currently visible pages”.


Source: Message “content preparation progress” when opening a PDF file

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How to automate Adobe Acrobat XI Standard to re-compress a lot of PDFs? – via: Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/09/21

A while ago I asked compression – How to automate Adobe Acrobat XI Standard to re-compress a lot of PDFs? – Super User.

Back then it saved about 80% of the total file size. Very substantial.

Recently I needed to convert another (smaller, but still substantial) bunch of PDF documents and saw I forgot to post the solution here:
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Posted in Adobe, Adobe Acrobat, Everything by VoidTools, Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 | Leave a Comment »

Adobe Reader installer download speed differences: FTP much slower than HTTP

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/08/17

The FTP download is much much slower than the http one:

4.2 MB/s – 73.4 MB of 73.4 MB:

119 KB/s – 24.6 MB of 73.4 MB:

This over the same 50 megabit fiber connection.

So basically you have to:

  1. Browse the  for a version in your language (en-US for intance has the youngest full install at as younger versions only contain update MSP files, for instance in
  2. Copy the download URL
  3. Replace the with (you cannot browse the latter as it genrates “Not Found; The requested URL /pub/adobe/reader/win/ was not found on this server.”)
  4. Download the URL that you just assembled


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