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Acrobat is now very slow when creating forms (Please Help!)

Participant ,
Apr 17, 2023 Apr 17, 2023

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I've been experience incredibly slow performace on Acrobat while in Prepare Form editing mode. I've created many fillable forms in my day, and have not had any performance issues until a few days ago. The app seems to get overwhelmed when I do certain tasks like copy and paste check boxes or radio buttons, or when I'm renaming form elements. I'll see the spinning beach ball spin for 30-60 seconds, over and over as I try to create a form.

 

My iMac has 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD with 300GB free, so I feel like my hardware is up to the task. I'm on the latest version of Ventura (13.3.1) and have already unistalled Acrobat and reinstalled, which didn't fix the problem. 

 

I checked out Activity Monitor while trying to create a form in Acrobat, and it was showing that Acrobat was at times using up to 80% of my iMac's CPU... not sure if that's normal, but I'm assuming not. 

 

I'm getting stressed out because I have a client expecting finished PDF forms from me in a few days, and the software is preventing me from completing this job in any realistic timeframe. 

 

Can anyone provide tips for troubleshooting? 

 

Thank you! 

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Crash or freeze , Edit and convert PDFs , PDF forms

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New Here ,
Jan 12, 2024 Jan 12, 2024

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Same problem!

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Participant ,
Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2024

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Find any solutions?

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Community Expert ,
Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2024

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First, you must be sure that this Preference option is disabled:

 

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New Here ,
Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2024

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Yes it is. 

 

Any other ideas?

 

This gets painfully slow when the form has multiple form fields and check boxes.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 24, 2024 Jan 24, 2024

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Yes, but I'm afraid you won't like it: use the Windows version. 😉

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Participant ,
Jan 24, 2024 Jan 24, 2024

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I have also been having serious performance issues in Photoshop. I just purchased 128GB of RAM to upgrade memory. I will report back if it helps the Acrobat Form problem.

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Jan 24, 2024 Jan 24, 2024

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I have also been having serious performance issues in Photoshop. I just purchased 128GB of RAM to upgrade memory. I will report back if it helps the Acrobat Form problem.


By @Joe Seven

Photoshop and Acrobat are in no way products that can be compared. Their common denominator is Adobe. That's it.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Jan 30, 2024 Jan 30, 2024

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Useless comment. 

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