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March 10, 2011

Foxit Phantom, an Adobe Acrobat alternative, for Linux via WINE

There are plenty of open source tools on Linux that can assist with pdf files. However, sometimes you just have to do something that requires Adobe Acrobat (e.g., editing pdf files). You can’t install Adobe Acrobat directly on Linux; I currently use Adobe Acrobat via a Windows virtual machine via VirtualBox. This post lists some popular pdf tools, and among them are tools from Foxit. The reader can be installed on Linux, but not Phantom, their Acrobat alternative. However, you can install the Windows version through WINE.

The installation file is an MSI file. Double-clicking an MSI doesn’t work. To launch it, this post shows:

 <pre class="src src-sh">wine msiexec /i myfile.msi

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