Re: Printing problem with adobe reader on ubuntu dapper drake
Adobe's Acrobat Reader is quite terrible. I've given up on Acrobat
reader completely due to bugs like this. Since none of the Linux
readers are working for you I would recommend running FoxIt reader
(150k) inside WINE on your Linux box for those stubborn PDF files. It's
fast, a small download, and gets the job done nicely.
On Wed, 2006-08-23 at 09:08 -0500, Bob Pendleton wrote:
> Hi! Long time, no post.
> I have run into a problem that has me complete stumped. I am taking an
> online class and all the materials are provided as .pdf files. I am
> using Ubuntu dapper drake and have the version of adobe reader installed
> from http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ This is version 7.0.8. I have
> seen the same problem with the official ubuntu version which is at
> The problem is that adobe reader refuses to print the .pdfs from my
> ubuntu system. The same .pdfs print just fine using the same version of
> adobe reader running on windows xp. No, before you jump to conclusions
> about my printer set up, let me tell you that I can print .pdfs just
> fine on my ubuntu system. They print, no problem. It is only the ones
> from my class that I can't make print. It gets weirder... when I check
> the security settings on windows it says the doc is password protected
> but printing is allowed. On ubuntu it says the doc is password protected
> but printing is *not* allowed.
> The obvious solution is to try the other pdf viewers out their. They all
> display the doc and will print it. So, what is my problem? Well, each
> page of the docs have a water mark like transparent background image.
> Not one of the linux pdf viewers I have tried render that background