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Portable Document Format (PDF) , see PDF on Wikipedia.

PDF Viewers / Readers

Debian has multiple PDF viewers packaged, such as:

There are other PDF viewers available, search

Adobe Acrobat Reader (Non-Free)

If you really need Adobe's Acrobat Reader, which is non-free, it is available from or the repository.

/!\ installing the .deb from does not work with amd64/Jessie (libgtk dependency error)

Note that Adobe Acrobat requires the i386 architecture. If you are running on a non-i386 system, you will need to add i386 architecture support.

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 

For Squeeze, add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list (see SourcesList):

# deb-multimedia (unofficial): Debian 6.0 (Squeeze)
deb squeeze main non-free

This repository isn't "official" but it works and has some otherwise unavailable packages.

After this, type in a terminal:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install acroread mozilla-acroread 

In Iceweasel, you can type in:


and check that the plugin is recognized:

/!\ To install acroread-plugin, you have to un-install the xine-ui package and vice-versa.

Editors / Generators

Other Tools

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