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Adobe Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for Windows 7 and later

Application Details:

Version: DC
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0

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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.

Workarounds

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.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
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 
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 

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
47953 Adobe Reader DC fails to load files NEEDINFO 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 website (Version 19.010.20099)
  5. Run the Play on Linux Adobe Reader installer to install the software
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.

Comments

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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 www.playonlinux.com/en/app-2653-Adobe_Acrobat_Reader_DC.html
2. Click on "Source code" in the first (latest) post.
3. Copy the code to Text Editor or Gedit.
4. Save it as Adobe_Reader_DC.sh 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 : www.w7df.com/p/windows-7.html
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 Pérez 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 forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1096616-start-0.html:

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 www.w7df.com/7/download.html

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: askubuntu.com/questions/1069103/missing-fonts-in-acrobat-reader-in-wine
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.

Thanks!
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.


Satpal
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