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#1 OFFLINE   réjean

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:01 PM

Hi all!
My wife needs a form from our Provincial government which insist that she needs Adobe Reader 10.0. I tried to install it but it doesn't want to complete the process.
Now I did download the Linux version AdbeRdr9.4.7-1_i486linux_enu.bin but I don't know how to install it.
Any help please
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#2 OFFLINE   securitybreach

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:02 PM

As root:
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chmod +x AdbeRdr9.4.7-1_i486linux_enu.bin


Then as root:
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./AdbeRdr9.4.7-1_i486linux_enu.bin

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:09 PM

What distro are you using? I may be able to find the the Reader 10+ version for you.

Also, what is the error you receive when you try to install it via your package manager?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:32 PM

If you have a windows computer, I've found that sites saying I need Adobe Reader are lying. I use Foxit and Sumatra and have been able to access every pdf form including from US and PA government sites.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:18 PM

QUOTE (securitybreach @ Feb 1 2012, 01:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As root:
CODE
chmod +x AdbeRdr9.4.7-1_i486linux_enu.bin


Then as root:
CODE
./AdbeRdr9.4.7-1_i486linux_enu.bin

Thanks Josh!
I found the same ( although for .jre ) in one of Bruno's tutorials and I had it installed ( the 9 version that is ) before I got your reply.
@zlim. I saved the document on my desktop ( Linux Zen ( PCLinuxOS Gnome ) ) and only Acrobate Reader 9 will open it properly. Libre Office will not work.
I sent a copy on my wife's computer and Open Office won't open it properly either.
My wife phone them and they are supposed to send her a .txt file. I did save the form on my machine as a .txt file but gedit cannot open it, nor can LibreOffice


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#6 OFFLINE   zlim

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:45 PM

I never use an Office program to open a pdf. If your wife uses Windows, try a portable version of Foxit. That way you don't have to install it, if you prefer not to. It will open the pdf file.
http://portableapps.com/apps/office/foxit_reader_portable

Sumatra also has a portable version http://sumatra-pdf-portable.en.softonic.com/
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:04 PM

Thanks Liz! I'll try them when my wife is not using her computer but I have some doubts. She has Acrobat Reader ( 6.0 I think ) installed already but it doesn't work and she has Open Office which doesn't work either.
But I will give the other 2 a try.
It's not a bad think as far as I am concerned if she uses Linux and start to realize that it is not that difficult to use.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:20 PM

pdfs are not designed to be opened in Office Programs - so don't try using an office program. You need a pdf reader and one that is up to date. I suspect that is why v 6 doesn't work.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:06 PM

I just installed Foxit in my wife's computer (xp) and it opened the pdf file. That's a keeper.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:34 PM

Yes. Foxit is a very good little app. I used to use it in MS Windows once upon a time.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:49 PM

Glad you got it sorted out Réjean thumbsup.gif
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