I have just installed adobe acrobat reader latest version using wine and I noticed that there are no text entry fields anywhere. Originally, the text labels were not visible as well but I managed to make them work by installing windows 7 fonts as proposed on another thread. Now I'm stuck with these blank text boxes everywhere which restricts me from opening password-protected documents as it doesn't show the text entry field box.

OS - Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop (GNOME variant)

Wine - 5.8-1

  • There is a lot of Linux software that can view pdf. Why insall that on wine?
    – Pilot6
    May 13, 2020 at 9:53
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    – K7AAY
    May 13, 2020 at 16:08
  • I'm getting this problem, too. Kubuntu 20.04.3, Adobe Reader DC 2020.013.20064 (though snap says 2021.007.20091 Rev 62?!), wine 6.0.2
    – Jipí
    Dec 18, 2021 at 10:34

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I don't know if this still a problem, but I got it to work with new Acrobat Reader (2021). Here are the steps I used:

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mrbvrz/segoe-ui-linux/master/install.sh
chmod +x install.sh
  • Install mpg123:i386:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install mpg123:i386
  • Install additional dependencies:
sudo apt install mpg123 whiptail wget cabextract p7zip p7zip-full unrar unzip wget zenity git
  • Configure fonts using winetricks:
$ WINEPREIX=/path/to/acrobatreader/prefix winetricks atmlib riched20 wsh57 mspatcha vcrun2013 allfonts
  • thanks Nmath, steps look better !
    – aws
    Jan 1, 2022 at 23:29

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