Open, save, highlight, comment, bar, change colors, filling forms with Adobe Reader 2019.010.20098
What does not
Automatic update for all versions, opening documents with Adobe Reader 2019.012.20034, Screen grays out when attempting to sign signature field.
winecfg --> WindowsXP
cd ~/.wine/dosdevices/c\:/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Common\ Files/Adobe/ARM/1.0/
mv armsvc.exe armsvc.exe_disabled
mv AdobeARM.exe AdobeARM.exe_disabled
mv AdobeARMHelper.exe AdobeARMHelper.exe_disabled
disable protected mode on first boot
disable online storage while saving files (if adobe freezes on you)
downgrade to Reader version 19.010.x since Adobe Reader 2019.012.x has issues with opening files
To get around signing problem when screen greys out, under Preferences - Signatures - Creation and appearance uncheck 'Use modern interface...'
What was not tested
Compilation of wine32 + wine64 with CFLAGS="-g -O2 -std=gnu99"
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||CentOS 7||Aug 13 2019||4.0.1||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Gold||GuL916|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 13 2019||3.0.5||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Steve Hubbard|
|Show||zz Do not use||Nov 27 2018||3.21-staging||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Gold||Konstantin L|
|Show||openSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)||Aug 01 2018||3.13||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Silver||Maik Wagner|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Jun 22 2018||3.9||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Silver||Baustein|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|3548||.lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon...||NEW||View|
|12501||Multiple application installers need mspatcha.dll ApplyPatchToFileA/W implementation (Microsoft Delta Compression API)||NEW||View|
|22006||Multiple applications require support for thread and process security descriptors (Continuum, Acrobat Reader DC 2015)||STAGED||View|
|45549||Adobe Acrobat Reader DC - Save as Dialogue displays an empty window||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|47953||Adobe Reader is DC fails to load files||UNCONFIRMED||View|
Submitting this installation guide for someone new to wine:
This is the only software that allows users to properly fill out XFA PDF forms. These forms are used by a lot of government agencies and other organizations. You cannot use the mobile versions of Adobe Reader to fill these forms either. You need a windows or Mac version to do this.
On Linux installing the windows Version of Adobe reader on wine allows you to get this ability.