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Go to Adobe's Acrobat Reader Download page. Complete the short form to indicate your language, operating platform, and location (Step 1), and the optional information (Step 2) if you wish. Click the "download" button to begin the download. Select the "save as" option and save the file to your local drive in a location where you will be able to find it. Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 (ar500enu.exe) is an 8.6Mb file, wish could take up to 28 minutes to download at 56k. Once you have downloaded the file, double click it to run the file and follow the minimal setup process. PDF documents can now be opened by double clicking on them, or by clicking on any pdf link on a web page.


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UPDATE: Install Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1.2 on Ubuntu 8.04

It was recently pointed out to me on one of our local mailing lists that my previous tutorial on installing Adobe’s Acrobat reader for Firefox no longer worked. It seems that those packages have been pulled from the repository since that writing. I wanted to take a few minutes and give an update on a different method of installing Adobe’s Acrobat reader.

Installing Adobe Acrobat

It appears now that the simplest way to install the Adobe Acrobat Reader is to get the package directly from Adobe’s website. Try following these steps to find the .deb package and install that.

Visit the Adobe Reader download page. Select “Linux”, Select “Linux – x86 .deb”, Select your language. Click the “Continue” button. Click “Download Adobe Reader” to begin the download. You can then “Open...
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I know the thread How do I install Adobe Acrobat Reader deb package downloaded from Adobe website? However, there is no Linux anymore in the installation site here. Unsuccessful attempts

I do DriraWassim's proposal which does not add anything to apt-get and does not show the installed .deb package in the path/search

sudo apt-get install libxml2:i386 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade apt-cache search adobereader-enu

I download the newest .deb package here and run it. I cannot find the application anywhere in the system. It is not in the path and not in Ubuntu's search. How can you start it?

System: Ubuntu 16.04, 64 bit
Hardware: Macbook Air 2013-mid
Linux kernel: 4.6

I followed the tips below on Kubuntu 16.04 64 bit:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb precise partner" sudo apt-get update sudo apt install adobereader-enu

After properly installed Adobe Reader, don’t forget to remove the Canonical Partners...

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Ubuntu has a PDF reader which is suitable for almost all PDFs (i.e. any of them that are printable).

However, occasionally it fails to properly handle interactive or extremely complex PDFs. For that case you'll need Adobe's Acrobat PDF Reader, which can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Center.

This will teach you how to install it 3 ways, but the 2nd (using the Terminal) is fastest and easiest.

Check out the article So I installed Ubuntu... Now what? for a one-shot command that will install Adobe Reader as well as perform several other common (and important) tasks for a freshly installed Ubuntu.

From the Ubuntu Software Center

See if Adobe Reader is already available

Open Dash (the top icon on the left Launcher panel) Type Ubuntu Software Center Hit the key to open Ubuntu Software Center (or click on the icon) Type Adobe Reader in the search bar If Adobe Reader is available, install it (skip below) (unless you actually want the...
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Adobe Reader for Linux is no longer available for download from Adobe website. But we can still install it in Ubuntu through the old Canonical Partners repository.

Adobe has recently removed the Linux support from its official download page. Actually the latest “AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb” package is still available in the official repository, but it might be removed in near future.

If you still want this PDF reader, below is how to install Adobe Reader (Acroread) 9 in Ubuntu 14.10 from the Canonical Partners repository for Precise (12.04).

1. Open up terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, paste the command below and hit enter to add the repository:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb precise partner"

Type in your user password when it asks. Note that there’s no visual feed back when you typing a password.

2. After you added the repository, update package lists and install the acroread...

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Adobe Reader DC allows you to easily read, navigate, print, and enter information into Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.


Form submission: Adobe Reader allows you to easily enter information on a PDF form and submit it.

Attention to style: Reader looks great, and the interface is very easy to understand.

Good control: Reader offers excellent control over any document you're viewing. You can zoom, navigate, and search large documents very effectively.


Clunky installation: Installing Reader is clunky. After downloading the file, the Adobe installer launches, which executes a lengthy installation process. Then when you finally launch the app, your computer informs you that it needs to configure the program and then restart your computer.

Bottom Line

Adobe wrote the book on PDF software, and Reader lives up to its pedigree. It is, simply put, the best program available for this purpose. If you work with...

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