Turn off autoreading in the preferences.
Thank you for your response, however I am unable to find the correct place to turn off the Auto reading feature.
If I look under Preferences, there is a "Reading" group, however there does not seem to be a on/off selesction (none of the items are selected), the same with "Accessibility".
I have been through each of the 34 categories listed in Preferences looking for something to turn this feature off. It does not seem to exist.
Where do I go to turn this unwated feature off?
Try checking View > Read Out Loud > Deactivate Read Out Loud; or the keyboard shortcut Shift + CTRL + Y
Let us know if it works!
The Read Out Loud > says "Activate Read Out Loud", so I am assuming it is off now.
Everything under Preferences > Accessibility, Multimedia, Reading is unchecked. Every time I open a scanned document it goes into this "preparing document for reading" mode.
I am baffled.
Update; October, 16, 2012;
I am still having this same problem - please see original post. I gave up, and upgraded to Windows 7 from XP, and re-installed Adobe Acrobat Pro X with the hope that maybe that would fix the problem, however the issue still remains.
It only odes this with some documents, but not all. It also does this when I use the "Combine supported files" feature in Explorer.
Is it possible to go into the setup for Adobe Acrobat pro x and uninstall this "feature"? It is entirely useless to me, and very unwanted.
Thanks again for the suggestions.
Did you ever get this fixed? What about Edit-Preferences-Reading Category - Page vs Document: Only read the currently visibile pages?
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I am able to duplicate the problem if I set Preferences -> Reading -> Screen Reader Options -> Page vs Document to "Read the entire document", and uncheck "Confirm before tagging documents". If I check "Confirm before tagging documents" and change Page vs Document to "Only read the currently visible pages", the problem goes away. Please post to let me know if this works for you.
A 'C' Student
Update: two computers later, Windows 7 versions "Professional" and "Enterprise", Adobe Acrobat pro X, and Now Acrobat Pro XI, the reading dialog still comes up. This now has all the feel of a program defect residing within the Acrobat software. There must be some way to permanently disable this very annoying feature.
I have tried all of the settings variations suggested in this post, as well as several from other posts. I have yet to come across a combination that will diable this feature.
Any more ideas out there?
Adobe, by the way, if you are listening out there, this should be a feture that is installed or not-installed based upon user preferences.
I am getting the same popup screen when I open some new documents, not all. It is a Reading Untagged Document dialog. I don't see a preference setting to turn it off. It seems to be on by default.
This fix worked for me. I just have generic Adobe Reader XI 11.0.5.
Preferences> Reading> Screen Reader Options> Only Read the Currently Visible Pages
(However...I think this was the initial setting when I had the problem. I did change it to whole document then change it back.)
The only other change I made was under General I checked Make Hand tool select text and images. All other settings are the Adobe XI defaults, though I changed some things back and forth without success. I found the fix
I *really* hope this works for you. It is extremely annoying.
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My Solution: This problem has plagued me on and off for years . Fiddling with screen reader options does nothing . I solved this problem (for now) by going into preferences/accessibility and unchecking "enable assistive technology support." I even went back into screen reader options and changed it to "Read the entire document" instead of read current page only and the problem remains solved for now. Unfortunately this may not be a long term fix because when I reversed the settings, I am unable to duplicate the problem. . I have also uploaded a copy of my preferences if it helps.
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Had the same issue after recent Acrobat update for Mac.
Solution: Go to Preferences > Accessibility. Then turn off "Enable assisted technology support".
This solved the problem. When I opened the first document after changing the settings, a window popped up and I clicked the box in the lower left corner. Haven't had the problem since.
THANK YOU! Thank you!!!! This solved my problem...!