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how to install Adobe reader in ubuntu 11.04

Adobe Reader (Formerly known as Acrobat Reader) is one of the most popular pdf reader. Adobe Reader is a freeware Application developed and maintained by Adobe Systems. Adobe Reader is primarily used in the reading and printing PDF (portable document format) Files (Although it as some pdf creation functionality, but it can be neglected in general).

Ubuntu 11.04 (alias : Natty Narwhal) has ‘Document Viewer’ installed by default, which is sufficient for viewing pdf documents or ebooks. But it’s a very basic application, so it doesn’t have any advanced features. That’s why you want to go for some third party PDF readers like Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader. Here I’ll explain about Adobe PDF Reader. Adobe reader has improved its user interface, now it’s much simple to use and navigate. The application startup time has also been reduced and some security features has been integrated in the latest version. The overall performance has improved.

Installing Adobe Reader from Synaptic Package Manager

#1 : First, open synaptic package manager and click on Settings -> Repositories -> Other Software and check all the boxes (basically two upper boxes, because rest of them would be already checked) to add those software sources.


#2 : Now,click on Reload button, to update package information in the repository.

#3 : Then search for ‘adobe reader’ and select the packages, you want to install, then click on Apply button to begin the installation procedure, wait until the installation is completed.

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#4 : That’s All..you are done! Open it from the Main Menu and you can stuck it to the left icon panel (Right click on icon and select ‘Keep in Launcher’).

Installing from command line

After adding the software resources in step #1, you can skip above steps and install adobe pdf reader in one single command (you may have to enter your login password(if you haven’t entered recently at command prompt) ) –

 sudo apt-get install acroread

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install adobe pdf reader on ubuntu 10.04

How to install adobe reader(for PDF File) on Ubuntu 10.04

install adobe pdf reader on ubuntu 10.04

Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) has already a default e-book or pdf Reader – Document Viewer(Which is probably sufficient for most of the users) but even though you want Adobe Reader – Acroread for Ubuntu 10.04 Then this post will help you in installing Adobe PDF reader on your PC.
Actually Adobe reader has added recently in to the Repository Package or you may say Synaptic Package Manager,which makes your task much easier.Although it’s no different matter that you can also install adobe reader more quickly with one simple commands.Other possible ways to install adobe reader might include Ubuntu Software Center,which contains all the common useful applications grouped and categorized so that an average user can easily manage applications on Ubuntu 10.04.

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Install Adobe Reader 9 from Synaptic Package Manager

#1. Open Synaptic Package Manager(Go to System->Administration->S-P-M).

#2. Then search for “adobe reader” or “acroread” and check the left box for installation.

#3. Next,Click on Apply to install adobe reader on your ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx.

#4. Wait…(~10 minutes)until the installation will complete.In the end will it will ask you whether you want to set the Adobe as Default PDF reader or not,choose YES if you want else NO if you don’t.

#5. Now you are ready to view or print pdf files using Adobe Reader…Right click on any pdf files and then open with Adobe Reader 9.

Install Adobe Reader from Command Line

Open terminal from Applications->Accessories->Terminal and type the command -(And enter your login password if prompted)..

 sudo apt-get install acroread