Q: How to install Acrobat Reader?

Dana J. Laude kc9aae at bresnan.net
Fri Aug 25 03:30:19 BST 2006


On Thursday 24 August 2006 08:23, D. R. Evans wrote:
> This has to be easy.
>
> I followed the instructions here:
>   https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AcrobatHowTo
<snip>

Or, you could just install Acrobat Reader from Adobe. ;)
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
Grab the AdobeReader_enu-7.0.8-1.i386.tar.gz file, then
"tar xzfv AdobeReader_enu-7.0.8-1.i386.tar.gz" which will
create a directory called AbobeReader.  So, "cd AdobeReader"
and "sudo ./INSTALL".

This will install everything to /usr/local/Adobe/.  So, all that's left 
is to add it to your menu via "System Settings > Panel > Menus tab > 
Edit K Menu." (the actual acroread program is in /usr/local/Adobe/bin)

Sounds complicated, but it only takes a few minutes if you're familiar 
with adding stuff to the menu.

Dana




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