Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for Windows 7 and later
|License:||Free to use|
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||8.2|
Maintainers: About Maintainership
Opening a pdf, highlighting text, adding and editng comments, saving files, forms
What does not
"check for upgrades"
What was not tested
adobe premium (pay) and cloud features
The current build available for download from adobe will not install (see bug 42559) But a slightly older build does work. 1) First, download: https://ardownload2.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/AcrobatDC/1502320053/AcroRdrDC1502320053_en_US.exe 2) Create a new 32 bit, windows 7 wineprefix (e.g., "WINEPREFIX=/home/username/something WINEARCH=win32 winecfg" and make sure windows 7 is selected) 3) install mspatcha from winetricks (e.g., "winetricks mspatcha" from https://wiki.winehq.org/Winetricks) 4) run the installer (e.g., "WINEPREFIX=/home/username/something wine AcroRdrDC1502320053_en_US.exe) 6) reboot wine (""WINEPREFIX=/home/username/something wineboot") 7) set the prefix back to windows xp ("WINEPREFIX=/home/username/something winecfg") 8) Run acrobat as you would any other wine program. On first run, you can disable Adobe protected mode so it stops bugging you about it.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||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|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 13 2019||3.0.5||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Steve Hubbard|
|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.
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.
by Stephen Leibowitz on Saturday March 18th 2023, 12:15
On the Chrome address bar, type chrome: //flags/ (remove the space in “: //”) and press Enter. Search for “XFA”. The search should find this “feature”:
PDF XFA support
Enables support for XFA forms in PDFs. Has no effect if Chrome was not built with XFA support. – Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, Android
Change its setting from Default to Enabled. Relaunch the browser for the change to take effect.
“andrÃ©” also said, “For testing, any recent gov't pdf should work, e.g.
The Canadian form works well in the native Windows current versions of Foxit Reader and PDF-XChange Editor. But there are no Wine maintainers and the versions tested with Wine are out-of-date. See the Wine pages for:
Foxit Reader appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=4060
PDF-XChange Editor appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=15599
by andrÃ© on Tuesday February 14th 2023, 21:24
o/s = mageia 8 (Linux)
wine = version 6.0-4.1 (32bit) (latest version on mageia 8)
playonlinux = version 4.4-1.1 (32bit)
As suggested from previous tests, installed riched20 using the lastest version of winetricks.
Installed without issue.
Loading XFA documents slow but reliable.
Have to deactivate protected mode, as that is an MSW only feature.
Documents easily modified and saved, and reloaded as needed.
Since the whole purpose of using the adobe pdf app is for XFA documents, and they are manipulated without problem, I would classify adobe reader as gold.
by andrÃ© on Saturday February 18th 2023, 17:26
by Harsh on Tuesday February 21st 2023, 20:57
by andrÃ© on Friday March 10th 2023, 22:52
Are you somehow using Abobe reader to display in your browser ?
Or did I misunderstand your comment ?
I want to print the XFA pdf form, to help ensure that I filled it out properly. I work on it with another, so printing helps avoid mistakes.
by Harsh on Sunday March 12th 2023, 0:27
by Stephen Leibowitz on Sunday March 12th 2023, 11:28
by andrÃ© on Monday March 13th 2023, 8:02
I installed the adobe acrobat extention, latest version 184.108.40.206, same result.
Note that this extention is not installable on Linux versions of another chromium-based application (Vivaldi).
Activating developper mode, same result.
What version and configuration of google chrome works for you ?
Are you using google chrome for msw under wine ?
Thanks for any hints.
by Harsh on Tuesday March 14th 2023, 9:23
by andrÃ© on Tuesday March 14th 2023, 16:44
I'll try a windows browser under wine, and then installing the adobe extension.
For testing, any recent gov't pdf should work, e.g.
by JH on Wednesday March 2nd 2022, 2:53
by Harsh on Wednesday March 2nd 2022, 6:27
by Harsh on Wednesday March 2nd 2022, 22:16
I use PlayonLinux to install adobe acrobat.
by JH on Friday March 11th 2022, 23:40
Right now the signature tool still doesn't work. It seems to be using Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) (as do other online features like log in) and CEF seems to be generally problematic in Wine (e.g. bug 44985).
by Harsh on Saturday March 12th 2022, 0:28
by Raymundo Cassani on Monday May 2nd 2022, 9:50
by Raycekar on Monday February 8th 2021, 19:10
by Harsh on Tuesday February 9th 2021, 15:26
by Raycekar on Sunday February 14th 2021, 14:35
by Raycekar on Sunday February 14th 2021, 14:36
by Ralph Wigzell on Sunday February 7th 2021, 0:24
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.
by Harsh on Tuesday February 9th 2021, 15:29
by Ralph Wigzell on Wednesday February 10th 2021, 14:09
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.
by sildeag on Thursday October 1st 2020, 19:08
by Carlos Salvador Pérez Salgado on Wednesday April 15th 2020, 23:04
I could successfully install Acrobat Reader through wine as following:
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
by albert on Sunday February 14th 2021, 11:54
by Satpal on Sunday March 29th 2020, 1:12
A big thank you . You saved my day.