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Old 11-22-2004, 12:44 AM   #1
sailaja
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how to get acrobat reader in linux


How i open acrobat reader in linux. i can see pdf reeder in the menu of linux 9.0. but it is not activated? how i activate it?

i am new to this environment and just learning all the things. please give me details about this

thank you,

sailaja
 
Old 11-22-2004, 12:56 AM   #2
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you can download the offical adobe acrobat reader version 5.0.9 from http://www.adobe.com
then just untar it, cd into the new folder and install using
./INSTALL
follow the prompts...
then you have acroread installed and you can create a symbolic link to complete your installation

here is an example ( if you had installed it to /usr/local/Acrobat5 )

ln -s /usr/local/Acrobat5/bin/acroread /usr/bin/acroread

now the command acroread gives you pdf viewing capabilities
 
Old 12-01-2004, 07:55 AM   #3
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u may haven't installed it.
there is an 'add and remove packages' option inRH linux. It will list the packages u have installed inur system.. This is shown as groups. The details can be viewed ('detailed option'). U select the required package in detailed view(Xpdf here) then press update. It will ask for the installation CDs. It will take care of the installation.
 
  


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