Comment list takes too long to load
Getting comment list to show in Acrobat DC takes way too much time. It's a drag. At least on Mac OS.
Waiting for user feedback after providing registry to the user.
totally, it's ridiculous. working on the most updated software and it take s a few minutes to show the 3 comments that are there, doesn't make any sense.
Jaleed Gilani commented
Admin, I don't know how to add the registry key you are proposing. I use windows 10. Please advise? Maybe through a video uploaded for all on Youtube? Thank You.
Takes longer to open the comments panel of a 6.4 mb PDF than it takes to open a 3.5 gb photoshop file. Just embarrassing Adobe.
I never edited a plist file before. Provided I did it correctly* it didn’t work for me. It still took about 15 seconds to open the comments panel.
* MacOs: I converted the file using `plutil -convert xml1 <FILENAME>`, pasted the tag in the inner of AVGeneral, then converted it back using `plutil -convert binary1 <FILENAME>`.
Adminmeaggarw (Admin, Adobe) commented
Thanks for reaching out to us. We appreciate your patience.
Could you try this registry : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\AVGeneral]
On Mac the equivalent of the same is : ~/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.Reader.plist/DC/AVGeneral
<key name="ShareVariant" value="0" type="integer"/>
Could you let us know if teh registry improves the comment load time for you.
Has anyone on here found an alternative PDF application that can deal with comments and has checkboxes? After three years, it is clear adobe couldn't care less.
Plus one from me. This problem is historic. I purchased this iMac five years ago to overcome the problem. Even with a new Mac back then I had the same problem. I don't mind the load time so much (an excuse for a cup of tea), but the scrolling not working and having to click on EXACTLY the right part of the next comment to bring it up from the bottom of the screen drives me nuts. If Adobe can't replicate this problem and sort it, it doesn't say a lot for them as software developers – Oh hang on... I run InDesign too – and that is also rubbish!
Acrobat Reader DC 2019.021.20061
OS Catalina 10.15.2
Retina 5K iMac, 27-inch Late 2015
Jaleed Gilani commented
Seconded. I have like 3000+ notes in a PDF and the Comment list takes forever and freezes the PC. Please correct this.
Tomáš Siničák commented
Hey Adobe it's more than two years, please fix it!
It takes way too long, especially because the initial view can't be set to display comments. If I'm opening 50 files with comments, I have click comments, wait, click comments, wait. It's very time consuming. Even if I could click that view for all open documents at once, it would save me a bunch of time.
John P. Milligan commented
Juha - in pro, click on the comment icon on the far right and the comments window opens up
turning fonts off that you're not using fixes the lag issue
JUHA RÄTY commented
And not only the comment list, but each and every comment needs a wheel to spin around for seconds before it opens, and again seconds before you can actually copy the conrtents. WHY IS THIS? There's nothing like that in Reader, and in Reader, you can even browse the comments in the comment window, which is SUPER HANDY. WHY IS THE PRO VERSION WORSE THAN READER? HALOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Turning off fonts is not a fix, it’s a workaround. The software should be fixed to handle it. It doesn’t even require all the fonts for comments. There is no font selection. And even if it would, this should be moved to a background process, that works over time, with a fallback font, or at the very very least a loading bar. Just freezing the thing for 20 seconds is no way for a good software.
Also I don’t know if the RTF-ish support is even on purpose. If you copy formatted text, it sometimes stays in the format, but there is no option to remove or change it. It looks like this part of Acrobat is just poorly written.
Jay M commented
"... fonts that you're not using..." I've seen that issue on machines that didn't have all that many fonts active. Anyway, that doesn't happen all at once.
However, good digital housekeeping will leave the most resources available, to mitigate software issues...
John Milligan commented
turning fonts off that you're not using fixes this issue
I have exactly the same problem. It started a few months ago and has affected every PC in the company as well. I have waited up to three minutes for it to open. What an abortion! How much is this affecting the productivity of almost everyone on the planet I wonder? Adobe should be ashamed of themselves. If they can't fix the problem all they have to do is provide an update which is exactly the same as the previous version and leave at that until they can sort this ridiculous problem out. In fact I am going to use a third party reader and leave it at that and never leave myself at the ransom of Adobe again. I won't be acquiring any of their other products either. Their products are now unreliable, unproductive, overcomplicated and a waste of time. I am a very busy person and I don't have the time to wait 3 minutes every time I want to open a simple document.
Before the 2019 update this used to work file, but is torture to use every day since then.
I use the comments every single work day multiple times per day, and the lag is a tremendous waste of productivity. Please please fix this.
totally agree with this. Click on the comments icon, instant colour-wheel. Go make myself a drink, have a poo, read War and Peace cover to cover and its still colour-wheeling. Its been like this now since the new Interface layout, which must be a at least a couple of years ago now. Why it's not been fixed yet, I do not know.
Jay M commented
If they couldn't reproduce the problem, they must not have tried very hard.
not only in Mac on all laptops .....it is very slow in displaying typed letter in the comment section .
Please fix this issue!