How to install Foxit PDF Reader in Linux (Ubuntu)

By | October 5, 2017

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Foxit PDF Reader (FPR) is a very sophisticated cross-platform PDF reader with rich features. It makes reading portable document format (PDF) documents/files enjoyable in many ways. And most importantly it’s free of to download. Apart from it basic functions of creating, editing, and viewing PDF documents. Foxit Reader has awesome features like;

*  Encrypt and digitally signing documents.

*  Multiple document tab viewing (my favourite).

And so  many more.

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Note: there are some features that are available in the Windows version which are  absent in the ubuntu version (e.g. The text-to-speech, TTS, feature – at least out-of-the-box).

 

INSTALL FOXIT ON UBUNTU

STEP 1: 

Go to the Foxit website and download the binary package for the Linux distribution (distro) you’re using. (For this post I would be demonstrating on Ubuntu 16). The file should be in this format: FoxitReader_version_setup.run.tar.gz (FoxitReader2.4.1.0609_Server_x64_enu_Setup.run.tar.gz).

 

STEP 2: 

After a successful downloading, extract the the compressed archive. By right-clicking on the archive and the selecting “Extract here” from the drop-down options (To learn how to extract compressed archives on the command line read this).

 

STEP 3: 

The extraction creates an executable file (FoxitReader2.4.1.0609_Server_x64_enu_Setup.run). Simply double click on the executable file and follow the installation steps on the screen.

 

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Happy Linux’NG! 

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ALEXANDER WAYNE OMOROKUNWA

ALEXANDER WAYNE OMOROKUNWA

Chief Editor/Founder at FossNaija
A Linux enthusiast with a focus on enriching the Nigeria Linux experience and keeping a keen eye on Ubuntu and other Foss related developments.
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