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Foxit Reader

The version downloaded from Foxit Software.

Application Details:

Version: 3.0.x
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.foxitsoftware.com
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.26

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What works

Almost everything.

What does not

"Save as" will crash Foxit, but before that the file is saved with the new name. The PDF creator add-on does not work.

Workarounds

What was not tested

I think I tested all functions. I also added available add-ons.

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Additional Comments

This application don't need any installation, it is just enough to run an exe-file. On Foxit Software's download page, don't choose "Foxit Reader 3.0 (.exe)", it's an installatuion program that won't work. Instead, download "Foxit Reader 3.0 (.zip)", it includes the exe-file which is all you need. Just place the exe-file wherever you want, double click and the application starts. All features of the program seem to work properly, only problem using "save as", when the application often crashes, however after saving the file so you won't loose anything. Otherwise it is a great application. I just lack the possibility to add or delete pages in a PDF document, but that you can do by the native Linux software PDF Editor, which you find in Synaptic Package Manager in Ubuntu. I made a desktop launcher, using the command syntax: /opt/cxoffice/bin/wine "/home/onmikael/.cxoffice/Office/drive_c/Program Files/Foxit Reader 3/Foxit Reader.exe" In order to get a PDF file opened by double clicking in Nautilus, you need to make a script. Create a normal text file, call it for example foxit.sh, having the content (change directories according to your own installation): ------- #!/bin/bash # Purpose: To convert Linux-style filename to Windows-style to pass as an argument # to wine when starting Foxit Reader Filename="z:"${1//\//\\} App='eval /opt/cxoffice/bin/wine "/home/onmikael/.cxoffice/Office/drive_c/Program Files/Foxit Reader 3/Foxit Reader.exe" "'$Filename'"' $App ------- Make the file to be executable (right click file name, properties, permissions). Then choose a PDF file in Nautilus, "open with other application" and point to your script foxit.sh. If you want all PDF files to be opened with Foxit, then right-click a pdf file, go to "open with" and choose foxit.sh. This selection will then apply to all PDF files, which may be opened by double clicking. Foxit software also has a Linux version, I didn't get it to run in Ubuntu 8.10 Gnome, and according to reviews it is very limited compared to the Windos version. Actually, I'm using Crossover 7.1.0, which seems to use Wine version 1.1.6.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 20 20091.1.26Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 16 20091.1.21Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.1Apr 11 20091.1.19Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 27 20091.1.17Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 07 20091.1.14N/A Yes SilverCarlos Ruax 

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