During a project I will periodically turn on the 'overprint preview' button to check that colours and objects are appearing as they should. When a job is complete I will usually do one final check in Acrobat Reader Pro to ensure the same.

This method can sometimes really slow my machine down. Is there any other method to use for this?

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    Buy a faster machine? – joojaa Aug 12 '18 at 15:43
  • I thought that might be the case, thanks anyway. – Tom Aug 12 '18 at 16:24
  • Try using the button press methods for the next page or spread. – Joonas Aug 13 '18 at 5:58

Acrobat is notoriously slow when viewing pages after they were exported/created in InDesign or Illustrator.

This is because it "redraws" each page every time you advance in a document.

Some solutions would be to:

  • Create your document with linked images rather than embedded ones
  • Optimize the pdf in Acrobat
  • Reduce the size of the pdf in Acrobat
  • Create a set of Low-Resolution images that you use just for proofing
  • Get a computer with more RAM or faster processor
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