Acrobat Reader SFS

Forum member sszindian reported that the Acrobat Reader (PDF reader) from the Lucid repo on ibblio.org works fine in Racy. It will probably work in Wary too, so I have uploaded it to the Wary/Racy SFS repo.

Or rather sszindian tested the PET on the Lucid repo, but they also have a SFS file, so I got the latter.

Here it is (61MB):
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/sfs/Acrobat_Reader-9.3.3-Lucid.sfs

One area where you would want this rather than the ePDFView Poppler-based viewer, is for editable PDF files, those that have fields that can be filled in.


Posted on 13 Mar 2012, 14:24


Comments:

Posted on 13 Mar 2012, 20:38 by Dingo
adobe reader is restrictions compliant...
Dear Barry, adobe reader has a severe problem. it is compliant with copy text, save, modify restrictions, while ePDFview ignores these stupid and useless (but annoying for non power users) restrictions, so, I prefer 100 times epdfview that don't tries to limit my personal freedom


Posted on 13 Mar 2012, 21:37 by L18L
editable PDF
Thanks for pointing to an editable pdf program.

Other languages:
"Linux":
{ "Chinese (Simplified)": null },
{ "Chinese (Traditional)": null },
{ "Danish": null },
{ "Dutch": null },
{ "English": null },
{ "English (UK)": null },
{ "Finnish": null },
{ "French": null },
{ "German": null },
{ "Italian": null },
{ "Japanese": null },
{ "Korean": null },
{ "Norwegian": null },
{ "Portuguese": null },
{ "Spanish": null },
{ "Swedish": null }
quoted from:
http://get.adobe.com/de/reader/otherversions/
I have installed the Reader in my language at
/mnt/home/opt
to use it from any system




Posted on 14 Mar 2012, 5:20 by GCMartin
Editable fields LIve media
Editable fields in PDF would sto me from going to Microsoft/Apple to process a PDF form.

Might you also consider adding the PET to the PPM for the Live media community?

Just a thought


Posted on 14 Mar 2012, 8:56 by disciple
PDF viewers
A better option is probably the Windows version of Foxit reader, via Wine. This also supports adding annotations and some other cool but highly obscure things.
Acrobat reader can only add annotations to a PDF if someone with Acrobat professional (not even standard!) has specifically enabled this in the PDF... I'm not sure I've ever seen such a PDF in the wild.