How To Install Adobe Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 20.04

Adobe Acrobat Reader is a cross platform application by Adobe and used to read and print the PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader is an excellent utility and widely being used because of its many features.

In this tutorial, we will guide you how you can install Adobe Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 22.04 and use this tool to view PDF documents with ease.

How to install Adobe Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 22.04

Here, you will find the required steps necessary to perform successful installation of Adobe Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 22.04. The detail of each step is given as under.

Step 1: First, open the Ubuntu 22.04 terminal using Ctrl+Alt+T keys.

Step 2: Run the update and upgrade commands to ensure that all packages on your desktop are up to date:

$ sudo apt update

$ sudo apt upgrade

Step 3: Now, use the following command-line to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader deb package on Ubuntu 22.04:

$ wget -O ~/adobe.deb ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

Step 4: As the installer includes i386 architecture, you have to add this architecture using the following command:

$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Once you execute the above command, you can then run the following command to update the changes:

$ sudo apt update

Step 5: Next, install all the required perquisites using the following command:

$ sudo apt install libxml2:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386 gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 libatk-adaptor:i386 libgdk-pixbuf-xlib-2.0-0:i386


Step 6: Now, execute the following command to install the downloaded Adobe Acrobat Reader deb package:

$ sudo dpkg -i ~/adobe.deb

Once it completes the installation, enter the name “acroread” in the command line to run the Adobe Acrobat Reader:

$ acroread

Click on the “Accept” button to continue running the reader.

Once you accept the agreement, Adobe Acrobat Reader will appear on your desktop.

Now, you can easily open any PDF document on your Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Adobe Acrobat Reader is an excellent application that will let you read and print the PDF documents with ease. With the unavailability of a robust native application for reading the PDF documents on Ubuntu Linux, you will need to install the Adobe Acrobat Reader. The above installation guide will help you in installing it successfully on your Ubuntu desktop. Make sure that you perform each step carefully otherwise you may encounter errors.

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