Legacy Adobe Reader

Install

Ubuntu – you may have to enable i386 architecture first

dpkg --add-architecture i386
apt update

It is still possible to run the old proprietary Adobe Reader on Linux, although it is 32-bit

wget ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb
dpkg -i AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb
apt-get -f install
apt install libcanberra-gtk-module:i386 libatk-bridge2.0-0:i386 libatk-adaptor:i386 libgail-common:i386 libxml2:i386 gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386
dpkg -L adobereader-enu | grep bin

and in case you get rid of the package some day, do not forget to

apt-get remove --purge `dpkg --get-selections | grep i386 | awk '{print $1}'`
    dpkg --remove-architecture i386

Debian

apt install gdebi
gdebi AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

Ready to go

which acroread

PDF handouts

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Printer // Properties
double sided printing / long edge
page size / A4
resolution / ...

Page Handling // Page Scaling
multiple pages per sheet
pages per sheet: 9
page order: horizontal

Orientation // (best fit)

Resources

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/3505/how-to-install-adobe-acrobat-reader-in-debian

https://askubuntu.com/questions/66875/how-to-disable-multiarch-support

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/295241/dpkg-error-cannot-remove-architecture-i386-currently-in-use-by-the-database

https://superuser.com/questions/714391/how-do-i-remove-all-i386-architecture-packages-from-my-debian-installation


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