Adobe Reader 11.x

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NameAdobe Reader
License Free to use
Wine Version1.9.14
Free Download Download
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Introduces Extended tools, improved PDF Annotator, improved eSignatures.
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works
Most features (opening PDFs, dialog boxes, etc.)

What does not
Nothing so far.

What was not tested

Additional Comments

The workaround described in the previous test report was used (backup the installation folder before closing the installer).
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 18 20161.9.14 No, but has workaround Yes Gold Isira Seneviratne 
ShowFedora 23 x86_64Jun 12 20161.9.10 No, but has workaround Yes Gold Gwendal 
ShowCentOS 7Apr 13 20161.8.2 Yes Yes Gold Bastiaan Welmers 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 19 20161.9.1 Yes Yes Gold nis 
ShowElementary OS FreyaDec 10 20151.7.55 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 

Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
12501 Multiple application installers need mspatcha.dll ApplyPatchToFileW implementation (Microsoft Delta Compression API) NEW View
18070 Multiple apps need separate msi custom action server process due to COM/MTA and/or isolation issues (Adobe CS3/CS4, Flash, Windows SDK 2008, Strawberry Perl, MS Office 2010) NEW View
25834 Adobe Reader X and XI cannot open in Protected Mode due to advapi32.dll CreateRestrictedToken being a stub NEW View
33162 Acrobat Reader 11 crashes on start (native API application virtualization, NtProtectVirtualMemory removes execute page protection on its own code) STAGED View
34694 Adobe reader 11.0.4 empty search results in PDF portfolios UNCONFIRMED View
36946 FindFirstFileExW() needs FIND_FIRST_EX_CASE_SENSITIVE implementation UNCONFIRMED View
37897 Choosing Print in Adobe Acrobat 11.0.10 causes Unhandled exception: page fault UNCONFIRMED View

Before install run winetricks mspatcha


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Use winetricks from source
by Leo Arias on Monday March 28th 2016, 11:38
With the latest winetricks from Ubuntu it fails to download:

Use winetricks from source instead:

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Important Note on How to Install and run Adobe Reader 11.x
by Rounak Singh on Tuesday November 18th 2014, 13:18
1) download Adobe Reader Setup file from Adobe website with operating system as windows xp sp3 or (if 64 bit then windows xp sp2). Current version of Adobe Reader for Windows XP SP3 is 11.0.08

If you want to download Adobe Reader for Windows 8, then from winecfg change the operating system as windows 8. and then do the winetricks mentioned below. Current Adobe Reader version for Windows 8 is 11.0.09.

Warning: If you will run Adobe Reader for Windows 8 and run it with wine setting operating system as "windows xp", then you will probably going to deal with Bug 33162. There are other bugs with Windows8. It's file browsing dialog box opened when clicked on "Open" or "Save As" is erroneous. I recommend you to stick with Windows XP version.

2) Need to do four winetricks, which are as follows: (Run them on terminal)

winetricks atmlib
winetricks riched20
winetricks wsh57
winetricks mspatcha

Note: Winetricks commands should be executed before installing Adobe Reader, and after changing operating system from winecfg as per setup file downloaded, See 1.

3) While installing reader will ask for Update policy, click on manually option.

4) Adobe Reader will ask to start with protected mode disabled, do it. This is due to system compatibility. The Reader will ask this everytime it starts. I do not know how to stop it. May be you should check preferences.

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