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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What works

  • Opening PDFs and Viewing them
  • Filling and Saving PDF forms including XFA PDF forms (Forms typically downloaded form government websites)
  • Stamps tool and Comments tools like highlight/underline/textbox etc. (Sticky notes do not work)
  • Typing on simple PDFs using the form fill tool (Signatures do not work),

What does not

  1. Issues initially with opening PDF files (See workaround for Fix)
  2. Signatures in the form fill tool do not work
  3. Sticky in the comments tool
  4. Printing does not seem to work either


For the first issue of opening PDF files installing riched20 with winetricks fixes the issue.

For Signatures or Comments not working a worked around would be to use adobe reader on a mobile device.

For printing not work you can just use a browser to print.

Note: Some people say that msftedit with winetricks will fix the comments but I personally could not make it work with my PlayOnLinux installation.

What was not tested

Most of the features were tested

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Unknown
  • Driver: unknown

Additional Comments

I tested the latest version of Adobe PDF 22.003.20263 and it works pretty well.

The primary reason for gold rating is simple. The core functions of reading/filling a PDF works perfectly. Also this is the only tool that can be used to fill XFA PDF forms. And it does a fantastic Job at that.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Apr 08 20238.5Yes Yes YesGoldUlvHare 
CurrentUbuntu 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 
ShowCentOS 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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