Adobe Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for Windows 7 and later

Application Details:

Version: DC
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0

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Test Results

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What works

Everything works as expected.

What does not

If target OS set to Windows 7/8/10 fonts in menus and dialogs are missing.


Set target OS to Windows XP

What was not tested

Documents saving.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" i386 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jan 26 20227.0Yes Yes YesGoldHarsh 
ShowLinux Mint 20 "Ulyana"Aug 22 20216.12-stagingNo Not installable NoGarbageTitan91 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" i386 (+variants like Kubuntu)Feb 03 20205.0Yes Yes YesGoldHarsh 
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 

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
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. Install Windows Fonts
  4. Download the latest Adobe Reader from Adobe's enterprise website (Last Tested v21.011.20039)
  5. Run the PlayonLinux Adobe Reader installer to install the software
  6. Install component riched20 (PlayOnLinux Application Configuration)
  7. Optional: Change Wine version to latest in System (PlayOnLinux Application Configuration)
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.


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Sticky Note
by JH on Wednesday March 2nd 2022, 2:53
The sticky note comments work fine after installing msftedit with winetricks.
RE: Sticky Note
by Harsh on Wednesday March 2nd 2022, 6:27
Hey that's super cool thanks a lot. I'm going to give this a try ASAP and then I'll update my testing notes.
RE: Sticky Note
by Harsh on Wednesday March 2nd 2022, 22:16
I'll add a note to my workarounds but I could not get it to work in my case. Maybe I do not understand how to use Winetricks.
I use PlayonLinux to install adobe acrobat.
RE: Sticky Note
by JH on Friday March 11th 2022, 23:40
I'm just using regular Wine 7.0 release. The extra libraries are installed with the command `winetricks mspatcha riched20 msftedit`. Missing text in the UI is fixed by installing Segoe UI font. And that's everything needed.

Right now the signature tool still doesn't work. It seems to be using Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) (as do other online features like log in) and CEF seems to be generally problematic in Wine (e.g. bug 44985).
RE: Sticky Note
by Harsh on Saturday March 12th 2022, 0:28
Thanks yes I tried winetricks but don't know how to target my playonlinux drive. It's okay don't use comments anyway so not a big loss. Yes I installed all MS fonts just to be safe but sego was the key.
RE: Sticky Note
by Raymundo Cassani on Monday May 2nd 2022, 9:50
No English Voice Available on this System
by Raycekar on Monday February 8th 2021, 19:10
Has anyone been able to get the Read Out Loud functionality to work? Not entirely sure if there is a program to install all voices would be available
RE: No English Voice Available on this System
by Harsh on Tuesday February 9th 2021, 15:26
Sorry never used it myself...
RE: No English Voice Available on this System
by Raycekar on Sunday February 14th 2021, 14:35
I ended up getting it to work by using winetricks and installing speechdk. (for anyone else that may want to know)
RE: No English Voice Available on this System
by Raycekar on Sunday February 14th 2021, 14:36
Sorry, its speechsdk.
Above method failed repeatedly but POL script worked for me. Ubuntu 20.04 w/Cinnamon
by Ralph Wigzell on Sunday February 7th 2021, 0:24
I tried the above method and other methods umpteen times without success (I probably had some incorrect settings which I couldn't identify), but the following method worked with version 2015.010.20056 (requires PlayOnLinux)
My OS is Ubuntu 20.04 w/Cinnamon

1. Goto webpage
2. Click on "Source code" in the first (latest) post.
3. Copy the code to Text Editor or Gedit.
4. Save it as and then make it executable in the file properties window. (I saved mine in PlayOnLinux's virtual drives folder)
6. Run PlayOnLinux
7. Make sure Wine version 4.0.3 is available in the Tools>>> Manage Wine versions (I installed both 386 and X64)
8. Goto Tools>>> Run a local script, find your script and run it. It will install Adobe Reader, just click on yes, next, etc to all dialogs. It will also offer to install Mono, you should accept this.
9. Once the installation is complete you must download and install Windows fonts to usr/shared/fonts if you don't have them already.
10. Download the zip file to your downloads folder, I used this link :
11. Extract the file and copy it as is to usr/shared/font using Nautilus as superuser. To do so, type "sudo nautilus" in a terminal.
12. You should now find Adobe Acrobat Reader DC in your menu and it should work as described above.
RE: Above method failed repeatedly but POL script worked for me. Ubuntu 20.04 w/Cinnamon
by Harsh on Tuesday February 9th 2021, 15:29
Sorry the above method did not work and thanks for posting the Steps for others. I have also updated the installation method since it is now very simple to install but requires a specific version of Adobe Reader DC. Out of curiosity which version of Adobe Reader did you install using your method.
RE: Above method failed repeatedly but POL script worked for me. Ubuntu 20.04 w/Cinnamon
by Ralph Wigzell on Wednesday February 10th 2021, 14:09
The version is 2015.010.20056

I have tried your latest method with AcroRdrDC1901020099_en_US.exe but I must have the wrong settings in PlayOnLinux as it fails to install.
err:wineboot:start_services_process Unexpected termination of services.exe - exit code -1073741819
by sildeag on Thursday October 1st 2020, 19:08
I found that by deleting the Adobe Updater Service in the registry using "regedit" eliminated this issue which was created for all "wine" applications.
Fix installation
by Carlos Salvador PĂ©rez Salgado on Wednesday April 15th 2020, 23:04
Hi, this is not my work but it could help you. I took ir from Elleni's comment at

I could successfully install Acrobat Reader through wine as following:

winetricks atmlib
winetricks riched20
winetricks wsh57
winetricks mspatcha

Get the Windows 7 fonts, especially the sego* fonts.

for ex. from here

Copy the them in /usr/share/fonts
execute command in a terminal:

sudo fc-cache -vf

After successful installation, at start up, select "always start with protected mode disabled" (not possible in wine)

Found solution here:
RE: Fix installation
by albert on Sunday February 14th 2021, 11:54
Just to say that this worked fine for me with Linux Mint 20.1, Wine 5 (with winetricks) and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2021.001.20135 (32 bits). Using the askubuntu solution link.

Installed Adobe Acrobat pro latest version on ubuntu 18.04.4 64 bit using wine 5.0
by Satpal on Sunday March 29th 2020, 1:12
Install Adobe Acrobat pro following your instructions. All went well . But I have to install windows 7 font pack to make visible all the tools and fonts of the adobe. I have to use adobe acrobat in order to open and fill XFA forms of Canadian government .

A big thank you . You saved my day.