1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 12, 2011 11:00 PM by George_Johnson

    Problem Tabbing in Adobe Reader X


      When trying to fill out forms in Adobe Reader X, I get an incredible amount of lag when tabbing.  The hourglass icon pops up with what looks like some sort of calculator symbol attached.  It takes five to ten seconds to tab over to the next field in the form.  I have Reader X installed on another machine but it does not seem to have the same problem.  Has anyone else had this issue?  Thanks for any help.


      Adobe Reader X -   Version:

      Windows 7




        • 1. Re: Problem Tabbing in Adobe Reader X
          George_Johnson MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          If you see the calculator icon, it means the form is set up with automatic calculations. Each calculation is performed whenever any field value changes, in the order defined by the field calculation order, which is set when the form is created. When there a lot of fields with calculations involved and/or the calculations are complex or not well designed or circular, there can be long delays like you're seeing. There's not much you can do about it with Reader short of disabling automatic calculations or JavaScript, but if you do the form won't behave as intended.