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

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What works

It installs, though the installer will erase all the files before installation is completed. The work around is that before exiting the installation, copy the files at /Program Files/Adobe/Reader to a temporary directory then restore it after the installation program exits. Acrobat Reader DC will open non-Javascript PDF files. Copies of files can be saved.

What does not

Attempt to open a Javascript PDF file causes the program to crash. Attempt to use many menu links will cause AcroReader to freeze or crash. Except for "About" none of the help/information menu links seem to work.


What was not tested

Conversions to Word/Excel. Online features

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

If install fails, download and run AdobeAcroCleaner_DC2015.exe or install a different version of Acrobat DC (eg, 11.0.0 instead of 11.0.10). A different version may be the only recovery if an Error code 150202 appears.

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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 
ShowopenSUSE 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
47953 Adobe Reader is DC fails to load files 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.