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Help installing Acrobat Reader

Postby ckosloff » 2019-10-02 11:16

I need to fill some damn XFA forms and Okular does not support that.
So I need to use the Adobe Acrobat Reader, but Adobe no longer supports Linux.
This used to be possible in the past.
What can I do now?
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Re: Help installing Acrobat Reader

Postby stevepusser » 2019-10-02 18:43

Master PDF Editor is also closed-source, but has a free version and is actively developed, and supports forms.
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Re: Help installing Acrobat Reader

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-10-02 18:45

I use Google Docs to edit PDFs. Works well.
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Re: Help installing Acrobat Reader

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Re: Help installing Acrobat Reader

Postby ckosloff » 2019-10-05 16:14

stevepusser wrote:Master PDF Editor is also closed-source, but has a free version and is actively developed, and supports forms.

Thanks for suggestion but I did not see a free version that could be installed in Debian
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Re: Help installing Acrobat Reader

Postby ckosloff » 2019-10-05 16:18

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:I use Google Docs to edit PDFs. Works well.

How can I import these Adobe Reader files wih XFA forms into Google docs?
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Re: Help installing Acrobat Reader

Postby stevepusser » 2019-10-05 23:40

ckosloff wrote:
stevepusser wrote:Master PDF Editor is also closed-source, but has a free version and is actively developed, and supports forms.

Thanks for suggestion but I did not see a free version that could be installed in Debian


https://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor/

The Ubuntu debs are compatible with Debian. Scroll down to see the difference between the free unregistered version and the commercial version. If you pay, then you unlock those features, but you can continue to use it for free, too. I use it as a PDF viewer because it renders PDFs very fast.

It might be possible to run the Windows Acrobat Reader in Wine still, but many people don't want to get into those complications.
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Re: Help installing Acrobat Reader

Postby bester69 » 2019-10-06 00:52

Hi,

Ive just downloaded this document from Spanish Public Administration
https://www.agenciatributaria.es/static ... _mi_MI.pdf

And I wasnt able to edit it with Master-pdf-editor(v4), I also couldnt with AdobeReader9.. but I had no problems with Acrobat 7.x; Acorbat 7 is one of the vesion that works better with wine, thought is some few years old It works very well,and I think its some east to deploy... you just need to download the software anywhere..

here, you can see Acrobat 7 is rated Silver, It works most of features and most of times in my experiencei
https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager. ... on&iId=847

I was able to edit it and print it as well with success!!

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To me Acrobat 7 (with wine) has been the best solution Ive found to manage with PDF edition and forms, you could also have a virtual XP ready for these propietary issues.. :o
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Re: Help installing Acrobat Reader

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-10-06 07:10

ckosloff wrote:
Head_on_a_Stick wrote:I use Google Docs to edit PDFs. Works well.

How can I import these Adobe Reader files wih XFA forms into Google docs?

Just upload the file to the site and then download the edited version when you've finished.
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Re: Help installing Acrobat Reader

Postby milomak » 2019-10-06 13:09

i've been able to fill in pdfs with this

# aptitude show atril
Package: atril
Version: 1.22.2-1
New: yes
State: installed
Automatically installed: yes
Priority: optional
Section: x11
Maintainer: Debian+Ubuntu MATE Packaging Team <debian-mate@lists.debian.org>
Architecture: amd64
Uncompressed Size: 699 k
Depends: atril-common (>= 1.22.2-1), libatrildocument3 (= 1.22.2-1), libatrilview3 (= 1.22.2-1), shared-mime-info, dconf-gsettings-backend |
gsettings-backend, libatk1.0-0 (>= 1.12.4), libc6 (>= 2.4), libcaja-extension1 (>= 1.18), libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 (>= 2.22.0), libglib2.0-0 (>=
2.37.3), libgtk-3-0 (>= 3.21.5), libice6 (>= 1:1.0.0), libsecret-1-0 (>= 0.7), libsm6, libxml2 (>= 2.7.4)
Recommends: default-dbus-session-bus | dbus-session-bus, gvfs
Suggests: caja, poppler-data, unrar
Conflicts: atril:i386
Breaks: libatrildocument3 (< 1.13.0), libatrildocument3:i386 (< 1.13.0)
Replaces: libatrildocument3 (< 1.13.0), libatrildocument3:i386 (< 1.13.0)
Provides: djvu-viewer, pdf-viewer, postscript-viewer
Description: MATE document viewer
Atril is a simple multi-page document viewer. It can display and print PostScript (PS), Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), DJVU, DVI and Portable
Document Format (PDF) files.

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Re: Help installing Acrobat Reader

Postby peer » 2019-10-06 13:45

ckosloff wrote:
stevepusser wrote:Master PDF Editor is also closed-source, but has a free version and is actively developed, and supports forms.

Thanks for suggestion but I did not see a free version that could be installed in Debian


Google for the deb-file of Master PDF Editor version 4.3.89.
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Re: Help installing Acrobat Reader

Postby bester69 » 2019-10-06 17:44

peer wrote:
ckosloff wrote:
stevepusser wrote:Master PDF Editor is also closed-source, but has a free version and is actively developed, and supports forms.

Thanks for suggestion but I did not see a free version that could be installed in Debian


Google for the deb-file of Master PDF Editor version 4.3.89.


I have that version (4.3.61) installed, and doesnt let me to edit forms, it doestn pick focus, doesnt allow me to write anything in boxex.
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Try it with the pdf and you tell me if you could
https://www.agenciatributaria.es/static ... _mi_MI.pdf
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Re: Help installing Acrobat Reader

Postby stevepusser » 2019-10-06 18:37

You can fill in forms with the free version. Editing is reserved to the paid version.

About your suggestion for the full blown Acrobat:
you just need to download the software anywhere...


by that, are you suggesting a pirated version, since that software is not freeware?
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Re: Help installing Acrobat Reader

Postby oswaldkelso » 2019-10-07 17:34

Edit it with Xournal or the gimp and email it back as a real pdf asking for a conformation email
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Re: Help installing Acrobat Reader

Postby ckosloff » 2019-10-08 15:52

peer wrote:
ckosloff wrote:
stevepusser wrote:Master PDF Editor is also closed-source, but has a free version and is actively developed, and supports forms.

Thanks for suggestion but I did not see a free version that could be installed in Debian


Google for the deb-file of Master PDF Editor version 4.3.89.

There is a free .deb but it is for Ubuntu, compatible with Debian?
I am terrified of installing something that would break a very stable system that I use for work.
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