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: 8.5

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

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.


winetricks mspatcha

wine AcroRdrDC1901020098_fr_FR.exe

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

Anything else

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Compilation of wine32 + wine64 with CFLAGS="-g -O2 -std=gnu99"

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Apr 08 20238.5Yes Yes YesGoldUlvHare 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" i386 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jan 26 20228.2Yes Yes YesSilverHarsh 
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 
CurrentCentOS 7Aug 13 20194.0.1No, but has workaround Yes YesGoldGuL916 

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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