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Old 11-07-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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Hi, have downloaded package manager, believe 'synaptic' on ubuntu 13.10, earlier had download of foxitreader for linux, but when I open the package manager, I don't know where to fill in the location of the software. Also tried with command in terminal, without success. Can somebody explain ?
thanks a lot
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:11 AM   #2
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On Ubuntu, you generally use 'apt-get install package_name' command in Terminal/console. It basically checks for the 'package_name' in repositories (listed in '/etc/apt/sources.list'), if found will download and install it for you. If you have downloaded the package from a website (using firefox or wget) on your computer, then you can use 'sudo dpkg -i package' to install it.

Found this Foxit install on Ubuntu doc website, and some handy Synaptic help. Really, you can use Google for quick answers.

Edit: Corrected 'Synaptic' link.

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Old 11-07-2013, 11:20 AM   #3
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I've had a look at the Foxitreader homepage, and there are supposed to be three files available: bz2, deb, and rpm. The one you need is the deb: is that the one you've got?

If so, open a terminal and switch to the directory with the file in it, with something like
cd Downloads
Then type
sudo dpkg -i foxitreader.deb
(or whatever the exact file name is).

I could only find the bz2 file. It may be an archive with the rpm and deb files inside, or it may be source code. Click on it the file browser and your archive manager will extract the contents. If it's source code, read the files README and INSTALL to see what to do next.
 
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:16 PM   #4
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you are aware that foxit is not free
you have to BUY it
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/shopping/
there is a free trial
but after that you have to buy a license

by default you already have a pdf reader already installed " okular "
also LibreOffice4 has no problems with pdf's
both of these are FREE
 
Old 11-07-2013, 11:42 PM   #5
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They have a free version as well though some of the features are disabled in this but it will work
 
Old 11-08-2013, 05:52 AM   #6
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There is a search bar on synaptic where you can type the name of the application you are looking for, once its found you can check on the little box at its side and select it for installation.
If the package is already installed you can select for re installation or removal.

You must run synaptic as root

Look at this how to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto
 
Old 11-12-2013, 10:46 AM   #7
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foxit reader deb + rpm

Hi all,
Have tried to find 'deb' in the installation package, but cannot find it. See next 'read-me', cannot find 'install' as well, 'archive mgr' has extracted though, but when I try to open with, the foxit reader doesn-t appear. Will try 'okular' to see if it meets my requirements first. Many thanks, miramarcos
Notes
==================================================================================================== ===================
1. For Tar package installation, please note that the "fum.fhd" file has to be put into the same directory where the "FoxitReader" file is, so that you can use the help feature in Foxit Reader.
2. For Tar package installation, please note that the "fpdfcjk.bin" file has to be put into the same directory where the "FoxitReader" file is and also your system has to support displaying Chinese, Korean and Japanese normally, so that PDF files containing Chinese/Japanese/Korean fonts can be properly displayed.
3. If the localization is added in the Tar package, please copy the certain FoxitReader.mo into the CurrentSystemLanguage directory "/usr/share/locale/CurrentSystemLanguage/LC_MESSAGES"





What's New in Foxit Reader V1.1 for Desktop Linux
==================================================================================================== ===================
1. Optimized font display
2. Multi-language UI support
3. Font family selection list
4. History review feature
5. On-screen dictionary integration
6. Customizable keyboard shortcuts
7. Optimized printing window
8. Optimized Preference menu
9, Adding tooltip




Bug Fixes
==================================================================================================== ===================
1. Page Scaling is invalid under printing mode.
2. The problem of font display with aliasing.
3. Some Operating System cannot be run because of the compatible with kernel or gtk version.
Note: Please provide details if you cannot run the OS, we will keep track of them and get back to you ASAP.




Known Issues
==================================================================================================== ===================
1. Can't record the Navigation Panel status when exit.
2. Can't keep refreshing the list of recent files in real time.
3. Page scrolling feature is invalid if finding text is not finished.




Download the Latest Version
==================================================================================================== ====================
You can download the latest version of Foxit Reader for Desktop Linux from our website at http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/des.../download.html.



Contact Us
==================================================================================================== ====================
If you have any questions using Foxit Reader for Desktop Linux, please contact us by email:

Sales and Information - sales@foxitsoftware.com
Marketing Service - marketing@foxitsoftware.com
Technical Support - support@foxitsoftware.com
Website Questions - webmaster@foxitsoftware.com



Foxit Corporation
Address: 39819 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont CA 94538, USA
Sales Phone: 1-866-MYFOXIT or 1-866-693-6948 (8AM-5PM PST Monday - Friday)
510-438-9090 (8AM-5PM PST Monday - Friday)
408-307-9358 (8AM-5PM PST Monday - Friday)
Support Phone: 1-866-MYFOXIT or 1-866-693-6948(24/7)
979-446-0280 (6AM-5PM PST Monday - Friday)
Fax: 510-405-9288
Web: www.foxitsoftware.com
 
Old 11-12-2013, 10:58 AM   #8
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Here is the link to get foxit reader on Ubuntu, please read it

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Foxit

Good luck to you
 
Old 11-12-2013, 12:58 PM   #9
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Quote:
Have tried to find 'deb' in the installation package, but cannot find it.
a ".deb" is a type archive package
think of a deb file as a type of ZIP archive
for "foxit" it would be something like
" FoxitReader_1.1.0_i386.deb " is the 32 bit package

Ubuntu USES the deb format

RedHat uses the rpm format

Quote:
See next 'read-me', cannot find 'install' as well,
"Install" is not a program you install
it is well "INSTALL" as in you INSTALL a program .

Quote:
'archive mgr' has extracted though, but when I try to open with, the foxit reader doesn-t appear.
the archive manager
DOSE NOT !!!! install software !
it opens archives
like ".zip"," .rar", ".tar", ".7z"

so you will NOT see foxit INSTALLED if all you did was open up a compressed archive with a archive manager

all you did was uncompressed a compressed file

this is the same even os a MS windows Operating system

if you open a windows ZIP with say "stuff-it": it DOSE NOT INSTALL IT

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Old 11-12-2013, 01:52 PM   #10
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Alternatively to Foxit you can use one of the many open source PDF readers, with Okular and Evince being the ones with the most features, they can easily be installed using Synaptic or the Software Center.
 
Old 11-13-2013, 11:24 AM   #11
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Wink pdf on ubuntu

Hi, many thanks for explanations. Now have downloaded okular, but wonder if I can type in forms to be filled out, which I have to do a lot. On their website they write about editing, but that is not the same thing as filling in with the foxit 'typewriter' function.
If this kind of pdf is not available for ubuntu, I just have to fill forms out on windows laptop, send it to a 'stick' and download the form to be send on ubuntu for further processing.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:36 PM   #12
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I did posted the steps to install foxit see post #8
 
  


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