Adobe Acrobat

An older version not seen too often, works well under wine.

Application Details:

Version: 5.0
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0

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What works

I have done a full installation.  The installation went smoothly (one error, but went through it and installed fine).  After installation, you will need to do the following to get it to run:

Delete the DocBox.api from the acrobat plugin directory:



For me, it appears to do most of what I need it to do:  Open PDF, Annotate PDF, SAVE PDF, etc...


What does not

So far, doesn't appear to create new PDFs using PDF Document Writer, which is a printer driver simulator for windows.  Not sure how to set those things up under wine


What was not tested

Have not played with Distiller, but it may work fine.  Loads... but that is all I have done with it.

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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 05 20172.0Yes Yes PlatinumJacob Cameron 
ShowGentoo LinuxFeb 22 20111.3.14Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 01 20111.2.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 12 20101.1.38Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 15 20091.1.27Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
5551 printing in Adobe Acrobat (Reader) outputs postscript source NEW View
6402 Virtual memory allocation fails with Adobe Acrobat 5's Paper Capture plugin CLOSED FIXED View
9650 Adobe Acrobat 5.0 shuts down after splash screen CLOSED INVALID View
17342 Adobe acrobat 5 crash after a splash screen CLOSED DUPLICATE View
29818 Crashed upon trying to install Acrobat 5 Distiller & Reader CLOSED ABANDONED View

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