How do I download Adobe Reader for Chromebook?

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Feb 09, 2018 Feb 09, 2018

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How do I download Adobe Reader for Chromebook? The Georgia state tax forms for 2018 can't be printed or viewed without Adobe Reader.They won't mail them to you, and they are not available at the library. The Chrome pdf reader doesn't work. I disabled it  hoping, per online discussions, that Adobe would just "kick in" but it didn't, and now can't open any pdf files. Federal tax forms download/print fine, but apparently Georgia added "advanced" features to their forms which makes them incompatible with the default Chrome pdf viewer. Am I, and all Chrome users in Georgia just out of luck?

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 09, 2018 Feb 09, 2018
Acrobat Reader is not available for ChromeOS.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 09, 2018 Feb 09, 2018

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Hi Patrickd,

If I understand your query correctly, you have been trying to open the tax form online via chrome? Chrome web browser doesn't support the Adobe Reader plugin after further changes.

For detailed description you can refer to - Display PDF in browser Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat Reader

Change in support for Acrobat and Reader plug-ins in modern web browsers

Chrome uses its own pdf viewer and we don't have hold on it. You can check with any other web browser if that allows you.

Or if you can download the form and open it using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC desktop application- Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Install for all versions

Regards,

Akanchha

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New Here ,
Feb 09, 2018 Feb 09, 2018

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Akki

Thank you for your answer. Appended to your email was a remark asking me to

go to the forums and click "Correct" below your answer, I assume so that

the question could be "closed." Just fyi, there is no option to mark your

answer as correct at the link provided. Thanks again for your quick

response... Pat

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 11, 2018 Feb 11, 2018

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Hi Pat,

You're welcome.

Let us know if any further assistance is required.

-Akanchha

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New Here ,
Dec 11, 2020 Dec 11, 2020

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so it work chromebook?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 09, 2018 Feb 09, 2018

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Acrobat Reader is not available for ChromeOS.

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Feb 04, 2020 Feb 04, 2020

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You need to enable Linux (Beta) in settings.

Open Linux terminal and type:

 

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 && \

sudo apt-get update && \

curl -O http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb && \

sudo apt-get install -y ./AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb && \

sudo apt-get install -y libxml2:i386 && \

acroread

 

That will allow you to run Acrobat Reader.

 

If you want printing then you nedd to type:

sudo apt-get install cups-bsd

 

and configure your printer with cups

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Mar 10, 2020 Mar 10, 2020

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Thank you! 😊

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New Here ,
Mar 24, 2020 Mar 24, 2020

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Is this command still accurate or up to date. I ran the command although it errored at the end.

Error message:

(acroread:7517): Gtk-WARNING **: 11:00:55.188: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap",

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New Here ,
Mar 24, 2020 Mar 24, 2020

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I've actually applied it today and it's working.
I can also see the warnings but Adobe Reader works nonetheless.

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New Here ,
Jun 28, 2020 Jun 28, 2020

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Hello this command you type the whole thing as is in Linux

 

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 && \

sudo apt-get update && \

curl -O http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb && \

sudo apt-get install -y ./AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb && \

sudo apt-get install -y libxml2:i386 && \

acroread

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New Here ,
Jun 28, 2020 Jun 28, 2020

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Actually I did type in that full command and it is telling me it is unsupported does have to with the AdberRdr9.5.5-1?

 

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New Here ,
Aug 12, 2020 Aug 12, 2020

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I tried it and got error messages from curl:

could not resolve host: i386linux

could not resolve host: enu.deb

 

Martin

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New Here ,
Aug 14, 2020 Aug 14, 2020

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It's easy. Just install the Adobe Reader Android. app from the Google Play Store. It runs perfectlyon my Asus chromebook.

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New Here ,
Aug 18, 2020 Aug 18, 2020

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I can't seem to get my documents to open on adobe with my chrome book ? I press it and then it brings up the opening screen and closes. I don't understand :(. 

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Aug 31, 2020 Aug 31, 2020

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I could't open pdf in Adobe. Download the pdf and open it in downloads. Now it opens the complete pfd file

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New Here ,
Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2020

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It is available for android so you should be able to install it on your chromebook.

I installed it and it didnt show up on my applications. So, whats going on?

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Dec 22, 2020 Dec 22, 2020

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Forms which say they need Acrobat Reader mean (but don't say) Acrobat Reader on Mac or Windows. Android and iOS don't cut it.

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New Here ,
Dec 23, 2020 Dec 23, 2020

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I have been able to open and save Adobe Acrobat PDF files but I am trying to open a file from the Candian government that seems to be on Reader DC. I just cannot open the f-ing file on my Chromebook! I am making sure I got the most updatedversion on the app. I added the extention to the Chrome browser. I even powerwashed my Chromebook to activate the developers mode because other wise I won'y be able to install it on my Chromebook! Nothing! When I try to open the file it says that Acrobat Reader DC  for Windows or iOS! Same message on my friends iPad! 

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Dec 23, 2020 Dec 23, 2020

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"Acrobat Reader DC  for Windows or iOS!" -- no, I suspect it says Windows or MacOS. Since iPads do run iOS. This is a normal message and means what it says.

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New Here ,
Dec 23, 2020 Dec 23, 2020

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There is an Adobe website to download Acrobat Reader for other versions
including Android (5 and above, 32 and 64 bits). I downloaded it but I was
not able to install it neither on my (Google Pixel) phone or Chromebook and
they are running the latest versions! On what kind of device was it meant
to for?!

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Dec 23, 2020 Dec 23, 2020

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If you succeeded in downloading it, it would not help at all with these files. Only Acrobat Reader for Mac and Windows can view them. 

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New Here ,
Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021

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Need Acrobat Reader DC not just Acrobat Reader (focus on DC). 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 20, 2021 Mar 20, 2021

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DC is the version of Acrobat Reader.

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Jan 28, 2021 Jan 28, 2021

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Yes there is an app you can use on play store.  If you are on the paid Adobe the best way to save notes or edits is to save to your Adobe cloud, because then it can be accessed on Chromebook, pc, or other devices.  All your notes and highlights will save, but only if you use the Adobe Cloud to savbe the pdf.  It's one extra step for pdf downloads, but Adobe is still the best PDF reader and editor.  I tried some of the others and they don't compare.

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