Install Acrobat Reader on Linux Mint 16/Ubuntu 13.10

Adobe Reader is the most popular free global standard software used for viewing, printing, and commenting on PDF documents. Its available in Windows, Mac and Linux platforms and even on smart phones. The latest version available as at the time of putting together this post was v9.5.5.

Below is step by step approach on how to install Acrobat Reader. I have successfully installed Adobe Acrobat Reader on Linux Mint 16 (32bit & 64bit) and Ubuntu (64bit) and it worked. The 64bit version did install all required dependencies.

Install Acrobat Reader 9.5.5

– Add Canonical PPA Repository

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner"

– Update Local Repository

sudo apt-get update

– Install Adobe Reader

sudo apt-get install acroread

– Select “Yes” to set Adobe Reader as the default PDF Viewer

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Ubuntu 13.10

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