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To install Adobe Acrobat Reader, emerge app-text/acroread:

emerge -av acroread

This should install the program. You can then run it from the command line with the following command.


Enable Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 with DRM

This section will describe reading e-books from Amazon in Linux using the Microsoft Windows version of Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 and CrossOver Office.

Note: Since the latest version of Adobe Reader is Version 8 at the time of this edit, this section is mostly deprecated.

Environment Setup

The first order of business is to set up an environment for Adobe Reader to operate in.

emerge crossover-office-pro-bin
cp -u ~/.cxoffice/win98/drive_c/Windows/System/* ~/.cxoffice/win2000/drive_c/Windows/System/

Installing Adobe Reader 7

/opt/cxoffice/bin/wine --bottle win2000 ~/.cxoffice/win2000/drive_c/Program\ Files/Adobe/Acrobat\ 7.0/Reader/AcroRd32.exe ~/SNXXXXX.edn

Installing e-books

To install e-books, use this command:

/opt/cxoffice/bin/wine --bottle win2000 ~/.cxoffice/win2000/drive_c/Program\ Files/Adobe/Acrobat\ 7.0/Reader/AcroRd32.exe ~/ebx.edt

Enabling Acroread as a web browser plugin

If you would like to view PDF files in your favorite web browser, read through the following sections.

Install Acroread with nsplugin Flag

Make sure you have nsplugin set in your /etc/portage/package.use file.

app-text/acroread nsplugin

Then, emerge app-text/acroread.

emerge -av acroread

Make sure it says +nsplugin not -nsplugin in the emerge prompt.

Code: emerge -av acroread
 These are the packages that I would merge, in order:
 Calculating dependencies ...done!
 [ebuild   R   ] app-text/acroread-  +ldap '''+nsplugin''' 0 kB 
 Total size of downloads: 0 kB

If you have problems with the PDF being displayed correctly, run acroread and change the DPI setting in the preferences.

Acrobat Reader External Links

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