How to Install Foxit Reader in Ubuntu The Official Way

Foxit PDF Reader

Foxit PDF reader officially added Linux support a few days ago. The .run installer available for download in its website for Linux 32-bit & 64-bit.

Foxit Software announced that its PDF reader is officially available for the Linux and Mac platforms in the middle of September. Features include:

  • Open multiple PDFs at the same time in tabs.
  • Open password protected PDF files
  • View PDF files in single page, continuous, facing, or facing continuous mode
  • Support page rotation, text search
  • Print PDF documents to physical printers
  • Microsoft RMS support
  • Annotate PDF support, more in release page

Install Foxit PDF Reader in Ubuntu:

The installation is quite easy and I’ve done that via below steps in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

1. Download the installer from this page.

Click “Free Download” and select Linux 32-bit or 64-bit, check out your OS type at top-right shutdown menu -> About This Computer.

2. Extract the downloaded .tar.gz archive and run the result .run installer from its context menu.

Tip: Don’t see the “Run” option? Do below steps:

  • Go to File Browser menu Edit -> Preferences -> Behavior tab
  • check the box that says “Run executable text files when they are opened”
  • apply changes via nautilus -q command in terminal, or log out and back in.

3. After running .run file, the setup wizard pops up. Follow the wizard and done.

The uninstaller is available in the installation folder, you can simply run the file to bring up Foxit Reader uninstall wizard as want.