Adobe Acrobat

Version 8.0 has a new interface and a variety of new features, including improved OCR and image manipulation in PDFs.

Application Details:

Version: 8.0
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.31

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What works

Everything I tried (see "what was not tested" below - I don't know about scanning). I was able to open, close, comment, edit, save, search, OCR, and use batch processes successfully.

What does not



What was not tested

Splitting PDFs and inserting pages into PDFs, and scanning directly into Acrobat.

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Additional Comments

You need to use the same workaround as on Adobe Photoshop CS5. I have modified the workaround here to reflect the changes for installing and running Acrobat. Make sure you are running the 1.3.19 version of Wine - this did not work with the 3.12 version included in the normal openSUSE 11.4 repository. Here is the how-to: [Note: This is a modification of a how-to posted on for installing Photoshop CS5 under wine on Ubuntu and Linux Mint on May 4, 2011: Also, please note - Acrobat 8.0 ran just as fast in a VMWare Player implementation of Windows - the only discernible resource advantage to running it under Wine instead of in a VM is perhaps a smaller memory footprint.] Things you’re going to need: A Computer Running openSUSE 11.4 (**may or may not work on other distributions, I only tried openSUSE 11.4), with Wine and q4wine Microsoft true-type fonts installed. Get true-type fonts from openSUSE software update. Get Wine from the community repo for Wine CVS, and the Packman community repo, and q4wine from the openSUSE build service repo for q4wine A Computer running Windows (**I was running Windows XP Home SP3 in VMWare Player) A running copy of Acrobat 8.0 (**sorry, I don't have any suggestions where to purchase or download it - I bought a boxed copy years ago, and I still find it is one of the best Acrobat Pro implementations available). You need to copy a few registry entries from there for Acrobat to work fine in openSUSE. On Windows Home XP, run regedit and navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Adobe“ Right click on the Adobe folder and select “Export”, name this file “acrobat.reg”. Switch to your openSUSE machine now. If you did not configure wine already, Run the following to create your own .wine folder. $ winecfg (**make sure to run winecfg from the command line if you make any changes or updates to wine) The Windows regedit export file you just created, "acrobat.reg", is a native windows app and has a few Windows based dependencies. You need to use winetricks from the command line to install these. Execute the following: $ winetricks msxml6 (**NOTE - this did not install correctly on my AMD server, but did not cause a problem. Seems necessary for some architecture) $ winetricks gdiplus $ winetricks gecko $ winetricks vcrun2005sp1 $ winetricks vcrun2008 $ winetricks msxml3 (NOTE - **this did not install correctly on my Dell laptop or my AMD server, but did not cause a problem. Seems necessary for some architecture) $ winetricks atmlib Copy the following files from the Windows installation into the .wine directory on your openSUSE 11.4 machine: C:\Program Files\Adobe\ ----> $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Adobe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe ----> $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/Adobe C:\Documents and Settings\$USER\Application Data\Adobe ----> $HOME/.wine/drive_c/users/$USER/Applications Data/Adobe C:\windows\system32\odbcint.dll ----> $HOME/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/odbcint.dll Once that’s done, copy over your “acrobat.reg” file from your Windows machine to your home directory and execute the command below. $ wine regedit acrobat.reg That will import the registry entries into the wine registry. To test it out, go to go to “Home -> .wine -> drive_c -> Program Files -> Adobe ->Acrobat“ with your favorite shell and right click on the ‘Acrobat.exe’ and select “Open with q4wine” Acrobat should now load. You might consider creating a shortcut and placing it on your desktop for easier access.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 27 20141.7.31Yes No GarbageIceDragon 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Jun 07 20151.6.2Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 02 20141.6.2Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 09 20131.6Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 02 20131.6Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
13088 Adobe Acrobat Pro 7 / Acrobat Reader 7 -- Comments don't work NEW View

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