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When I try to print a file from Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, I get this error message:

Before you can perform print-related tasks such as page setup or printing a document, you need to install a printer.

I have a printer connected by ethernet that works for all other applications on this machine.

System Info ------------------------------------------

Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Continious Release | Version 2018.011.20063

Installed Plugins:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\plug_ins\AcroForm.api  
    Version: 18.11.20055.290043  
    Creation Date: 2018/09/12  
    Creation Time: 10:32:24 PM  
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\plug_ins\DigSig.api  
    Version: 18.11.20055.290043  
    Creation Date: 2018/09/12  
    Creation Time: 10:32:24 PM  
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\plug_ins\IA32.api  
    Version: 18.11.20055.290043  
    Creation Date: 2018/09/12  
    Creation Time: 10:32:24 PM  
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\plug_ins\PPKLite.api  
    Version: 18.11.20055.290043  
    Creation Date: 2018/09/12  
    Creation Time: 10:32:24 PM  
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\plug_ins\Spelling.api  
    Version: 18.11.20055.290043  
    Creation Date: 2018/09/12  
    Creation Time: 10:32:24 PM  

The installation finished but something is not right.

$ acroread  
acroread: command not found  
  
$ apt list --installed | grep acro  
WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution in scripts.  
anacron/bionic,now 2.3-24 amd64 [installed]  
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You need to install Adobe Reader DC. Adobe Reader DC is a different app than the traditional Adobe Reader. Follow these simple instructions.

In terminal:

sudo apt install gdebi-core libxml2:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386 gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 libatk-adaptor:i386

Then download the reader deb package:

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

Reference

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  • I will follow your instructions but I'm confused. You say that I need to install Adobe Acrobat reader. What is Adobe Acrobat Reader DC if not that? Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 15:41
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    The cloud-based "DC" (Document Cloud) is a different app than the traditional Adobe Reader.
    – K7AAY
    Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 16:14
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    Ah...I didn't know what DC meant. Thanks. Installation in progress ... Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 16:20
  • installation completed, but something is not right. See addition to original post please. Commented Apr 13, 2020 at 16:44

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