Adobe Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for Windows XP SP2 and later

Application Details:

Version: DC
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0.1

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installation requires "winetricks mspatcha" to be installed in the prefix
  • Creating of a Desktop Icon (but with .lnk file - Bug 3548)
  • Launching in non-protected mode
  • Opening files

What does not

  • Installation requires "winetricks mspatcha" to be installed in the prefix
  • Saving files doesn't work and is displayed in an empty window
  • Desktop Icon doesn't launch the application


  • Installation requires "winetricks mspatcha" to be installed in the prefix

What was not tested

  • Only did a brief test.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowCentOS 7Aug 13 20194.0.1No, but has workaround Yes YesGoldGuL916 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 13 20193.0.5Yes Yes YesGoldSteve Hubbard 
Showzz Do not useNov 27 20183.21-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesGoldKonstantin L 
CurrentopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Aug 01 20183.13No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverMaik Wagner 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 22 20183.9No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverBaustein 

Known Bugs

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

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HowTo / Notes

Simple installation instructions

Submitting this installation guide for someone new to wine:

  1. Install Wine
  2. Install PlayonLinux
  3. Download older Adobe Reader installer version 19.010.x from Adobe's website
  4. Run the Play on Linux installer to install the software.
  5. Install "Microsoft core fonts" from POL tab "Install Components"
  6. Change the wine version to 4.0.1 or keep it at what PlayOnLinux recommends (which is 3.0.4)
  7. At first launch disable the protected mode while opening files
  8. Also disable online storage while saving files from the preferences menu
XFA PDF forms

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.