Friday, January 13, 2012

Install Adobe Reader on Debian Linux

I can view PDF files. I can install Adobe Reader on Debian Linux to do so. This software item can be found here.

The file name of "AdbeRdr9.4.6-1_i486linux_enu.bin" is an example.


Installation steps

Type the following commands:

su

(the password)

chmod +x '/locationOfTheFile/AdbeRdr9.4.6-1_i486linux_enu.bin

'/locationOfTheFile/AdbeRdr9.4.6-1_i486linux_enu.bin'  

Extracting files, please wait. (This may take a while depending on the configuration of your machine)

This installation requires 136 MB of free disk space.

Enter installation directory for Adobe Reader 9.4.6 [/opt] 
/opt

Installing platform independent files ... Done
Installing platform dependent files ... Done
Setting up libraries ... Done
Setting up desktop and menu icons ... Done
Setting up the browser plugin ... Done



Chinese fonts


To view Chinese characters in Adobe Reader, Chinese fonts are necessary.
Look for "Adobe Reader for Unix" and "Adobe Reader 9.1 Font Packs - Chinese Simplified", and "Adobe Reader 9.1 Font Packs - Chinese Traditional".

The file name of "FontPack910_chs_i486-linux.tar.bz2" and that of "FontPack910_cht_i486-linux.tar.bz2" are examples.

To install the Simplified Chinese fonts, type the commands as a superuser:

tar xfvj '/locationOfTheFile/FontPack910_chs_i486-linux.tar.bz2'
CHSKIT/
CHSKIT/LANGCHS.TAR
CHSKIT/LANGCOM.TAR
CHSKIT/LICREAD.TXT
CHSKIT/BINCOM.TAR
CHSKIT/INSTALL
cd CHSKIT/
chmod +x INSTALL
sh INSTALL
Welcome to the Asian Language Kit installation.
This installation will not work if you do not have the Unix Adobe Reader version 9.1 installed prior to this installation.
If you do not have Adobe Reader version 9.1 already installed on your system please do so before installing this Asian Language Kit.
Continue installation?  [y]y
The font software contained in this package is being licensed to you solely
for use with the Adobe Reader product ("Adobe Reader") subject to
the terms and conditions of the Electronic End User License Agreement
accompanying the Adobe Reader.

Please type  "accept"  to accept the terms and conditions of license agreement; Type  "decline"  to exit.  accept

Enter the location where you installed the Adobe Reader [/opt]

Installing Common binaries ...
Done

Installing Common resources ...
Done

Installing Simplified Chinese language resources ...
Done
Installation completed.

Similarly, for Traditional Chinese fonts, type:

tar xfvj '/locationOfTheFile/FontPack910_cht_i486-linux.tar.bz2'
CHTKIT/
CHTKIT/LANGCHT.TAR
CHTKIT/LANGCOM.TAR
CHTKIT/LICREAD.TXT
CHTKIT/BINCOM.TAR
CHTKIT/INSTALL
cd CHTKIT/
chmod +x INSTALL  
sh INSTALL
Welcome to the Asian Language Kit installation.
This installation will not work if you do not have the Unix Adobe Reader version 9.1 installed prior to this installation.
If you do not have Adobe Reader version 9.1 already installed on your system please do so before installing this Asian Language Kit.
Continue installation?  [y]y

The font software contained in this package is being licensed to you solely
for use with the Adobe Reader product ("Adobe Reader") subject to
the terms and conditions of the Electronic End User License Agreement
accompanying the Adobe Reader.

Please type  "accept"  to accept the terms and conditions of license agreement; Type  "decline"  to exit.  accept

Enter the location where you installed the Adobe Reader [/opt]

Installing Common binaries ...
Done

Installing Common resources ...
Done

Installing Traditional Chinese language resources ...
Done
Installation completed.

If I need to view Japanese characters, I should install those fonts first.


After installation

The menu item of Adobe Reader
I can find the menu item of Adobe Reader 9 by clicking on "Applications", "Office" and "Adobe Reader 9".
 

If the menu item is not there
If the menu item is not there, I can create one by right-clicking on the menu panel and choose "Edit Menus" to make the menu item available. Then, click on "New Item". Click on "Browse..." to select the following location of Adobe Reader.

/opt/Adobe/Reader9/bin/acroread




When it is the first time I start Adobe Reader, I have to click on "Accept" to accept the license agreement.



Afterwards, I should see:



I should be able to view PDF files using Adobe Reader.

PDF files are usually for reading but not for editing.





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