Linux User’s Manual
acroread - Adobe PDF Viewer for viewing PDF files on X Window System.
acroread [OPTIONS] [file]
Adobe Reader is a free PDF reader, designed for standards compliance, performance and portability. It is a
tool for opening and using Adobe PDFs that are created in Adobe Acrobat. Although you can’t create PDFs
in Reader, you can use Reader to view, print, and manage PDFs. After opening a PDF in Reader, you have a
variety of tools to help you find information quickly. If you receive a PDF form, you can complete it online
and submit it electronically. If you receive an invitation to review a PDF, use the commenting and markup
tools to annotate it. Use the Reader multimedia tools to play video and music in a PDF. And if a PDF con-
tains sensitive information, you can sign or certify a document with a digital ID.
A summary of the options supported by acroread is included below.
X display to use
X screen to use. Use this options to override the screen part of the DISPLAY environment vari-
−-sync Make X calls synchronous
Prints the common command-line options.
Set height of startup window to value.
Print acroread version.
−iconic Launches in an iconic state on the desktop.
Tells the main application to perform the equivalent of C-shell setenv var value.
Indicates files listed on the command line are temporary files and should not be put in the recent
file list. The document title will be the title in the pdf document, instead of the filename.
Same as -tempFile, except the title is specified.
It launches a new instance of acroread process. The application starts normally without checking if
it is already running.
Same as OpenInNewInstance. But it is recommended to use OpenInNewInstance. openInNewWin-
dow will be deprecated.
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