Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for Windows 7 and later
Opening PDFs and Viewing them
Filling and Saving PDF forms including XFA PDF forms (Forms downloaded form government websites)
Ability to add comments, typing on simple PDFs using the form tool, stamps
What does not
Cannot use the signature tool
Dialogues and preference screens do not have text
For the signature it's possible use an image of the signature and then just use the stamp tool to paste it. Not the most secure option but it's a choice
Dialogues and preference screens without text can be fixed by installing microsoft fonts, especially the sego* fonts.
What was not tested
I tested the basic functionality that 90% of people will use
I tested Adobe Reader DC Dec 2019 (19.021.20058)
I installed using PlayonLinux then changed wine version to 5.0
My emulated OS was Windows 7
All of this was installed on an Ubuntu 18.04 container which was itself running on Chrome OS.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Apr 08 2023||8.5||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||UlvHare|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" i386 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 26 2022||8.2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Harsh|
|Show||Linux Mint 20 "Ulyana"||Aug 22 2021||6.12-staging||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Titan91|
|Current||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" i386 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 03 2020||5.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Harsh|
|Show||CentOS 7||Aug 13 2019||4.0.1||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Gold||GuL916|
|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|
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.