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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, for "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? – Al Lelopath Apr 13 '20 at 15:41
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    The cloud-based "DC" (Document Cloud) is a different app than the traditional Adobe Reader. – K7AAY Apr 13 '20 at 16:14
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    Ah...I didn't know what DC meant. Thanks. Installation in progress ... – Al Lelopath Apr 13 '20 at 16:20
  • installation completed, but something is not right. See addition to original post please. – Al Lelopath Apr 13 '20 at 16:44

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