Foxit Reader for Linux

Foxit Reader is a PDF reader with annotation and other features. I had it running on Wine for awhile, but I discovered yesterday that the company makes a free Linux version. You can download it here: https://www.foxitsoftware.com/products/pdf-reader/.

Why would you want this? Probably only if you need PDF editing or annotation features that you can't get on Linux open source PDF apps like document viewer or Okular. This is also much more capable than the Linux version of Acrobat Reader (version 9). While it is proprietary, the company at least makes a Linux version. They also sell PDF products, mostly for enterprise, but Foxit Reader is as much as I need and it's free.

Does that mean also that it lets you fill out forms? Btw, you might recall I told you a while back that Foxit made a Linux version :)

Jason

Computer enthusiast, beginner programmer, political geek.

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No, I don't recall your having told me; I may have been in space when you mentioned it.:)

Foxit does let you fill out forms; at least the Windows version does when running on Wine. I haven't tried that in the Linux version yet.

Mac user running Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity, Gnome) on Dell XPS 13 (4gb RAM, 250gb SSD)
Ubuntu 16.04, Chromixium, Remix OS and Crunchbang++ on upgraded 11.6" Acer 1810TZ Olympic Edition (4gb RAM, 240 SSD)
Ubuntu 16.04 on Mac mini, iMac & Dell 7020

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Actually, Foxit lets you put text into forms, but I just tried it with a fillable form and it doesn't seem to do that. (At least not the Linux version.) And Adobe Reader XI running on Wine shows the fillable boxes, but crashes when you try to use them. The only thing I have found that works from Linux on the fillable form I tried is to run Reader XI in a virtual machine - blahh!

Mac user running Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity, Gnome) on Dell XPS 13 (4gb RAM, 250gb SSD)
Ubuntu 16.04, Chromixium, Remix OS and Crunchbang++ on upgraded 11.6" Acer 1810TZ Olympic Edition (4gb RAM, 240 SSD)
Ubuntu 16.04 on Mac mini, iMac & Dell 7020

Weird.

Jason

Computer enthusiast, beginner programmer, political geek.